Liverpool held off a late cost from Tottenham after Mohamed Salah struck twice to win 2-1 in north London and raise themselves again into the Premier League top-four race.
Jurgen Klopp’s facet had suffered shock defeats to relegation-threatened pair Nottingham Forest and Leeds of their final two league outings however began quick towards Spurs, with a pointy contact and end into the underside nook from in-form Salah giving them the lead on 11 minutes .
Ivan Perisic had a header deflected onto the submit by Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson and Ryan Sessegnon noticed a penalty shout from a problem by Trent Alexander-Arnold waved away as Spurs got here to life – however the Reds struck once more simply earlier than the break because of a present from Eric Dier.
The centre-back miscued a header in direction of his personal objective and Salah (40) raced by means of to chip in his ninth objective in eight video games.
Tottenham have been despatched out early for the second half and – not for the primary time this season – have been higher after the break, with Alisson once more pushing a Perisic effort onto the woodwork earlier than Harry Kane (70) fired house a superb strike when performed in by sub Dejan Kulusevski.
Rodrigo Bentancur went shut with a few headers and Kane glanced broad as Spurs desperately sought one other late objective however Liverpool clung on for his or her first away win within the Premier League this season to maneuver as much as eighth and inside seven factors of fourth-placed Spurs, with a sport in hand.
Tottenham: Lloris (5), Lenglet (5), Dier (5), Davies (5), Sessegnon (6), Bentancur (7), Hojbjerg (7), Bissouma (5), Emerson (5), Perisic (7), Kane (8).
Subs: Doherty (6), Kulusevski (7), Lucas Moura (N/A)
Liverpool: Alisson (9), Alexander-Arnold (5), Konate (7), Van Dijk (7), Robertson (7), Fabinho (6), Thiago (7), Elliott (6), Nunez (7), Salah ( 8), Firmino (7).
Subs: Jones (6), Henderson (6), Gomez (N/A), Oxlade-Chamberlain (N/A)
Participant of the match: Mohammed Salah.
How Liverpool bought again to successful methods within the Premier League…
These two sides have each repeatedly began slowly in matches this season however Liverpool got here flying out of the blocks, with Darwin Nunez making Hugo Lloris work on his a hundredth consecutive Premier League look for Spurs inside three minutes.
The Uruguayan continued to seek out area within the left channel and after angling one other effort broad of the far submit he bought his head up and laid off for Salah to place Liverpool in entrance with a candy contact and end into the underside nook.
The objective ignited Tottenham and Perisic – beginning up entrance with Kane in a 5-3-2 – was inches away from a response 4 minutes later, when his header hit Alisson at close-range and deflected onto the woodwork, earlier than Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s shot was stopped by the Brazilian.
Spurs then had a robust penalty shout waved away on 19 minutes. Sessegnon bought the flawed facet of Alexander-Arnold and went down within the field when the Liverpool defender appeared to push him within the again. The problem didn’t appear too totally different from the foul which earned Manchester Metropolis’s Joao Cancelo a pink card and handed Fulham a penalty on Saturday however a VAR examine cleared Alexander-Arnold.
- Tottenham made three adjustments from their Premier League win at Bournemouth, with Eric Dier, Rodrigo Bentancur and Ivan Perisic in. Croatia worldwide Perisic began up entrance with Heung-Min Son out injured. Davinson Sanchez and Oliver Skipp dropped to the bench.
- Liverpool made three adjustments from the midweek beginning XI towards Napoli, with Darwin Nunez, Andy Robertson and Harvey Elliott coming in. Kostas Tsimikas and Curtis Jones dropped to the bench, with James Milner lacking out resulting from concussion.
The suitable-back – who had demonstrated his tremendous passing vary – continued to battle with the tempo of Sessegnon however his facet went two clear simply earlier than the break because of a foul error from Dier, whose fluffed header allowed Salah to run by means of on objective and coolly prolong Liverpool’s benefit.
The Reds regarded in full management at that time however Antonio Conte’s Tottenham have made a behavior of being higher after the interval this season and Alisson needed to save properly from a Dier header from a nook firstly of the second half.
The spectacular ‘keeper then pissed off Perisic for a second time, brilliantly tipping his shot onto the bar, earlier than Sessegnon and Kane despatched efforts simply astray.
The house followers had cheered loudly when Kulusevski – lacking with a hamstring grievance since mid-September – went out to warm-up and inside a minute of his introduction he confirmed why his return was so hotly anticipated, rolling the ball by means of for Kane to fireside throughout Alisson and contained in the far submit.
That objective arrange a late assault on the Liverpool objective from Tottenham however apart from a few headed efforts from Bentancur, one other from Kane and shot over from Perisic, the house facet couldn’t fairly drive within the equalizer and so they slip behind Newcastle within the standings after the Magpies – who received right here within the Premier League final month – beat Southampton earlier on Sunday.
Liverpool – who hit the bar late on by means of Nunez, who was flagged offside – are wanting up once more, with Klopp’s fist-pumps in entrance of the away followers summing up their boosted temper.
FPL Stats: Tottenham vs Liverpool
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|Bonus factors||Salah (3), Nunez, Kane (2)|
Klopp: Salah might be remembered as a fantastic
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: “Mo had a sluggish begin however was concerned in essentially the most probabilities in Europe however did not take them, that is utterly regular for a striker. However while you look again on his profession everybody will bear in mind the most effective strikers they ever noticed as a result of the numbers might be insane.
“What happy me tonight was he scored two objectives then performed like an actual crew participant, though I used to be not stunned about it. It was all about first defending then you definitely’ll get your probabilities once more. Actually happy for him, prime efficiency.
“Successful right here is extremely troublesome. We’ve to indicate the perspective, the dedication to defending on a regular basis. We’ve to indicate we’re not punched too exhausting once we concede a objective. I preferred that tonight. I did not wish to concede however I believed the response was good. [of a recovery], we’re in a section. However tonight we could not attain greater than three factors and we bought them and that is huge.”
Conte: Defeat troublesome to elucidate; glad with efficiency
Tottenham boss Antonio Conte to Sky Sports activities: “It is troublesome to elucidate the defeat. We deserved far more. However within the first half I used to be proud of the need, the will. We put a variety of stress on Liverpool and did not know why we have been 2-0 down. Within the second half we performed very properly, created many probabilities.The ‘keeper made good saves and we hit the submit and crossbar.
“It is a pity, it is troublesome to elucidate this kind of sport, the efficiency was good. Our followers cannot be blissful once we lose however it’s a must to be proud when your crew fights from the begin to the top.
“To have this kind of efficiency in a troublesome second for us once we are managing many accidents, you have to discover a new answer. Perisic and Kane as strikers was a great answer. To play with one striker, we’d have delivered ourselves to Liverpool.
“We’re a squad, we have to have all of the gamers to be aggressive within the Premier League and Champions League, three or 4 accidents make issues troublesome for us. However to have this type of efficiency towards Liverpool gave me satisfaction. It confirmed that our exhausting work labored.
“The followers tried to assist from the begin to the top, they appreciated the large effort the gamers gave. We attacked loads within the second half, had a variety of probabilities. The end result was unfair.”
Conte on Sessegnon’s penalty attraction: “I did not see this example, however we aren’t very fortunate with the referee and VAR this season.”
England watch: Kane flying however Alexander-Arnold dilemma stays
Gareth Southgate might be happy to see harry kane in such tremendous kind so near the World Cup, with the Spurs striker firing in a superb objective for the hosts. He would have been much less inspired by Eric Dier’s error for Liverpool’s second and the defender – enjoying on the best of a again three – struggled to include Darwin Nunez.
Ryan Sessegnon put in an honest audition for a left wing-back position with the nationwide crew, following Ben Chilwell’s harm, however Liverpool’s right-back Trent Alexander Arnold as soon as once more confirmed the strengths and weaknesses of his sport – pinging sensible passes throughout the pitch however then too typically struggling in his one-on-one battles when he defends.
Tottenham head to Nottingham Forest within the third spherical of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday at 7.45 pm. They then host leeds on Saturday, November 12 with kick-off at 3pm.
Liverpool host Derby County within the Carabao Cup on Wednesday with an 8pm kick-off. They then end their pre-World Cup marketing campaign once more at house three days later towards Southampton. Kick off at 3pm.