Liverpool 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur : The Mane Man Made A Change

Liverpool had won only one in seven games Playes without the Senegalese Sadio Mane who went on international duty to the African Cup Of Nations, actually speculated as the reason for their poor performance during the period and Today he showed the world why Jurgen Kloop and the whole Liverpool team actually missed him.

Liverpool are now 4th with 49 points courtesy of Sadio Mane's two goals in the first half. Tottenham Hotspur who had been victorious against Chelsea struggled against Liverpool making less chances with their high line football. Harry Kane was isolated up front, while midfielders Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen were virtually anonymous in the opposition half.

Danny Rose and Jan Vertonghen which are the latest injury problems for Pochettino had Tottenham Hotspur struggling and what made it worst the Spurs made only two shots which Simon Mignolet was there to save keeping him less troubled throughout the match.

Sadio Mane was spectacular almost setting another Hat-trick record like he did last year,his brilliance was very propelling in the Liverpool team and which opened up the Tottenham defence which conceded just two goals in their last to outings to score twice in the 16th and 18th minutes respectively.

Tottenham Hotspur had won only two games away since September and this should bring in some thinking to Pochettino whose team is now leveled with Arsenal with 50 points.

Liverpool Jurgen Klopp:

"It was how we have to play against Tottenham. We had to show a reaction and it was perfect. It was an outstanding performance offensively in the first half, and defensively in the second half.

"We could have scored again. It was difficult to defend against us in the first half, we had four or five players in the area, it was like the early part of the season."

Mauricio Pochettino

"We started the game very sloppy. It is difficult to understand, I am very disappointed in our first-half display. Second half we reached their level but it is really late.

"We are in a position that is up to us. But if you show like today that you cannot cope with the pressure to play to win the league than it is difficult to challenge and fight for the Premier League.

"In the first 45 minutes you saw a team that is not ready to fight for the Premier League."

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