A resurgent Liverpool triumphantly roars to down Spurs with goals galore
The operative word ‘goal’ that all Kopites have been deprived of for more than a month in the Premier League finally saw the light of day as Liverpool scored not one but three goals to beat Spurs 3-1 at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium last night.
A victory for the Reds in six Premier League games to finally see light at the end of the tunnel that continued to get darker with each game.
The happiness among the Reds’ players and supporters was much akin to a sage after heaps of struggle finally finding his path to salvation.
This was Liverpool’s sixth consecutive league victory over The Lilywhites with three of them being in away fixtures. A record worthy of every praise.
So, as my smile widens and emotions soar, lets dissect a long overdue champion like performance by the Merseyside club last night:
A first half of equal opportunities
Sitting fifth on the table, Liverpool needed to dig out a victory to keep their ambitions alive of retaining the league. So, they started positively when Sadio Mane in only the 2nd minute had a golden chance to put the Reds in front, albeit hitting the ball wide.
Moments later Tottenham’s golden boy, Son Heung-Min put the home side in front or at least that’s what he thought, though VAR saw it differently adjudging him offside by the slightest of margins.
The game continued with a high tempo and chances were created at either end albeit not sufficing in goals. Sadio Mane had two brilliant hits on goal but Hugo Lloris was up to it on both the occasions.
Liverpool’s resilience would finally pay dividend. 4 minutes into added time, Roberto Firmino deftly put one in through a brilliant cross from Mane that Lloris and Dier inexplicably left for the Brazilian to score.
As the players walked back into the tunnel, Liverpool led Tottenham by one goal. Spurs’ misery would further be fuelled by the injury to their talisman, Harry Kane, just before halftime.
Liverpool roar in the second half
As the second half began, Trent Alexander-Arnold through a rebound from Lloris put Liverpool two to the good. This was after the Frenchman and the captain of Spurs, made a mess of holding the shot from Sadio Mane.
The game took another turn with Tottenham managing to get one back through Hojberg. The Dane from the edge of the circle cut across his strike so that Liverpool keeper Alisson couldn’t do much to save.
Liverpool looked to have the game sealed in the 55th minute through a third from Mohamed Salah. However, Firmino in the build up to this play handled the ball and the result was an offside by VAR resulting in no goal.
The game still stood at 2-1 in favour of Liverpool.
In a matter of moments, Liverpool finally would get their third through the Senegalese superstar Sadio Mane. This was once again through a defensive debacle from Spurs. Rodon their defender gave the ball to the Reds talisman and he made no mistake in converting.
As the final whistle blew, Liverpool emerged as 3-1 victors in a bid of champion like charisma to still be in the hunt for retaining their title.
The resurgence needs to assure more victories for the Reds
Having arrested their slump, one can surely hope that Liverpool soar further to cement their place back in the reckoning for the title. They move a level higher in the points table to no. 4 after last night’s victory.
With West Ham next away, followed by Brighton and then the big one against Manchester City, a resurgent Liverpool surely gives me confidence and much positivity to see better results.
Again, until then as our hearts fill with renewed excitement and a unanimous sense of belief, my fellow Kopites and I holding our heads high, say ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone!’