Premier League champions Liverpool FC saled to the top of the Premier League with a 2 – 1 win over title contenders Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday evening at Anfield.
Both teams went into the game with equal points and were were almost ending the game 1 – 1 before Roberto Firmino skillfully avoided Andy Robertson for a stunning header into the top corner , with Hugo Lloris having no chance to save the game.
Liverpool are now unbeaten in 66 games and their winner came after Spurs almost believed they had a point from their visit to Anfield. Heung-Min Son was able to cancel out Mohammed Salah’s deflection goal in the first half. Spurs even had opportunities to end the game in the second half but Steven Bergwijn’s shot hit the woodwork and Harry Kane wasted another opportunity.
Liverpool kicked off the game with intent of squarely defeating Spurs and dominantly pressed their visitors into their own half and starved them of possession. They were almost ahead in the eleventh minute when Andy Robertson’s cross met Firmino’s perfect header but Hugo Lloris was 100.
Liverpool gradually grew into the game, piling up the pressure on Spurs and that eventually paid off in the 26th when Curtis Jones took a drive into the Tottenham penalty area, picked out Mo’Salah but the Egyptian’s cross gets seriously deflected by Toby Anderweireld, before going into the net.
Liverpool had more of the possession and almost got themselves a double lead when Jones picked up the ball after a defensive mistake from Serge Aurier, Hugo Lloris was there to make up for that mistake.
Spurs eventually got leveled before the break after Giovani Lo Celso surprisingly put Spurs on the break, a through ball to Son and the South Korean made it look easy slotting home a low shot past Allison to send them into the break leveled.
Spurs had their best play in the second half when Bergwijn’s saw his shot hit the woodwork but it wasn’t their game to win as Liverpool pressured late for a winner, eventually finding it with Firmino’s header, which could go on to be the telling strike of the title race.