After two defeats in a row in the Premier League, Liverpool reacted perfectly on Sunday by winning on the lawn of Tottenham (2-1). Cornered at the end of the match, the Reds were able to count on a double from their Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah in the first period to stay in contact with European places.
The game: 1-2
Forts of their victory against Napoli Tuesday in the Champions League (2-0), Jürgen Klopp’s players quickly took the lead. After two first chances from Darwin Nunez (3rd and 7th), it was Mohamed Salah who found the opening in the 11th minute of play. After a great collective action, the Egyptian took advantage of the passivity of the defense of the Spurs and a service from Nunez in the area to deceive Hugo Lloris with the left foot.
Dominating the whole of the first period, the Reds scored a second goal just before the break, again well helped by the Tottenham defense. On a trivial ball, Eric Dier completely missed his transmission of the head towards Lloris, allowing Salah to offer himself a double with a nice ball stung with the left foot (40th).
Before scoring a second goal, Liverpool nevertheless relaxed for about ten minutes. Ivan Perisic took the opportunity to find the post with a header on a cross from Harry Kane (15th). Above all, the Spurs could have obtained a penalty for a push from Trent Alexander-Arnold on Ryan Sessegnon, but the referee of the meeting decided otherwise (19th).
Tottenham nevertheless came back with much better intentions in the second half, but neither Dier twice (48th, 50th), nor Perisic, who again found the bar from Alisson on a cross from Sessegnon (49th), did not succeeded in closing the gap. It was finally Harry Kane who succeeded with a magnificent right-footed cross shot (70th), well served by Dejan Kulusevski who had just entered the game, after being checked two minutes earlier.
Carried by their public, the Spurs continued to push at the end of the match to try to equalize, but Clément Lenglet (79th), Rodrigo Bentancur (83rd) and Harry Kane (89th) lacked precision with their heads. The referee again said nothing about a high foot from Thiago Alcantara on Lucas Moura in the penalty area in injury time, and Tottenham had to bow, losing their place on the podium in the process for the benefit of Newcastle.