In front of 2,000 fans, Liverpool conquered the top of the table
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Although Anfield Road did not shake, the cheers were huge when Roberto Firmino scored in stoppage time for Liverpool to beat Tottenham. Jürgen Kopp’s team is back at the top and is expanding its impressive home series.
Dhe Liverpool FC and coach Jürgen Klopp have taken the lead in the championship with a last-minute success in the top game of the Premier League against Tottenham Hotspur. Roberto Firmino provided the reigning champions with a 2-1 win in the 90th minute. After the success in front of 2,000 spectators at Anfield Road, Liverpool are now in first place, three points ahead of Spurs around José Mourinho. The Londoners had previously remained eleven league games without defeat.
The Klopp-Elf was initially more powerful and took the lead thanks to star player Mohamed Salah and a little luck: A shot by the Egyptian was deflected and landed in the Spurs goal (26th minute). Seven minutes later, Heung-Min Son equalized with the visitors’ first chance. After the break, Tottenham missed the best opportunities through Steven Bergwijn (Pfosten / 63.) And Liverpool through Sadio Mané (72./Latte) before Firmino decided the game shortly before the end.
For Liverpool, the win against Tottenham was the 66th home game without defeat. The fact that 2,000 fans were allowed in the game certainly made it even nicer for the team. The players and fans had thought of the late ex-Liverpool coach Gerard Houllier in a minute’s silence before kick-off. The Frenchman won the Uefa Cup with the Reds in 2001.
“It was a tactically shaped and good game. All in all it was a great performance from us, ”said Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson.