Liverpool v Tottenham: Jürgen Klopp reacts to priceless victory
Liverpool have returned to the top of the Premier League as a 90th-minute own-goal gave Jürgen Klopp’s team all three points at Anfield in a 2-1 win over third-placed Tottenham.
Hugo Lloris couldn’t hold a header from Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah, instead sending the ball onto Toby Alderweireld, who then diverted it back past his goalkeeper.
Liverpool moved two points clear of Manchester City, having played a game more. Liverpool secured a 16th-minute lead when Andrew Robertson’s cross from the left was perfect for Roberto Firmino, who took up a position between the Tottenham center backs and nodded in from 10 yards (meters). It was a second half short of clear-cut chances but Tottenham began to apply more pressure on the Liverpool defense and made its breakthrough after 70 minutes.Alderweireld, who was credited with the 400th goal of Klopp’s Anfield reign in his 197th game. Salah is on the longest scoring drought of his Liverpool career eight matches without finding the net – but he has played a huge part in ensuring Liverpool keeps pace with City.