Liverpool claims the top spot again in the league table. They beat Tottenham by 2-1 as Roberto Firmino scored the winner in the 90th minute to continue the towering form of Liverpool at Anfield. Klopp’s men are now 66 games unbeaten in the league at home.
Both the teams had come out with their strongest line-up. Liverpool has played in a 4-3-3 formation with a Mane-Firmino-Salah trio upfront. On the other hand, Tottenham fielded in a 4-4-2 formation. In the 26th minute, the home team took the lead as Mohammed Salah scored for Liverpool. In the 33rd minute, Heung-min Son replied for Tottenham Hotspurs and started putting pressure on Liverpool’s defense. But they failed to convert the chances and ends up on the losing side.
Jose Mourinho was so upset after the match and said Tottenham must learn to kill games off if they are to win a first league title in 60 years.
“We were so close to a win, not so close to a draw,” Jose Mourinho said.
“A draw would be a bad result in relation to the performance, so you can imagine how we feel with the defeat.”
“Of course they had more of the ball but when we had it, we knew how to hurt them. We have to score — the second, third goal, we have to score it to kill the game.”
“In matches like these where you don’t have 10 chances, just three or four, you have to score three and kill it, which we didn’t.”
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was happy as his team fought till the last minute for all 3 points and maintain the incredible unbeatable run at home.
Klopp said, “Completely deserved. A really good game against a top side, a counter-attacking monster.”
“You lose one ball and you end up with an 80 percent possibility in your own box so you have to really concentrate.”
Liverpool now again takes their top spot back with 28 points from the first 13 games this season putting Tottenham Hotspurs to 2nd position with 25 points.