A primary half brace from Mohamed Salah was sufficient for Liverpool as they noticed off Tottenham on Sunday night.
The Reds have been greater than deserving of their first half 2-0 lead, however a spirited second half efficiency from Tottenham nearly noticed the house aspect mount an unlikely comeback – Harry Kane halved the deficit for the Lilywhites.
Liverpool hit the bottom operating on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with Mohamed Salah scoring a beautiful objective within the eleventh minute to offer his aspect the lead.
After being performed the ball by Darwin Nunez, the Egyptian worldwide shortly managed with one foot, then blasted into the underside nook of the online with the opposite.
Tottenham tried to press ahead seeking an equaliser instantly after, and have been maybe unlucky to not be given the possibility to equalise from the penalty spot when Trent Alexander-Arnold seemingly pushed Ryan Sessegnon.
The referee, Andrew Madley, waved play on nonetheless.
Twitter was notably break up on whether or not it ought to, or should not have been given.
Issues went from dangerous to worse for Tottenham earlier than the top of the primary half as a calamitous little bit of defending from Eric Dier gifted Salah a second objective.
As per, Tottenham appeared like a very completely different crew in the beginning of the second half, offering Harry Kane with way more help within the ultimate third.
This good spell for the house aspect nearly culminated in a objective, with Ivan Perisic hitting the crossbar from eight-yards out after being discovered by Sessegnon.
The objective did finally come instantly after the introduction of the returning Dejan Kulusevski. The Swedish star slid the ball by to Kane on the suitable of the penalty space, who then fired low and onerous throughout Alisson and into the online.
Regardless of Spurs’ finest efforts nonetheless, they weren’t capable of seize an all-important second objective.