Liverpool exploits Tottenham's World Cup fatigue for 5th win

Mauro Icardi will return to the starting Xi against Tottenham

Mauro Icardi will return to the starting Xi against Tottenham

Wijnaldum opened the cards for Liverpool in the 39th minute of the game while Brazilian superstar Firmino doubled their lead in the second half before the Spurs returned one back. Liverpool dominated the second half v Spurs, and Firmino scored to ensure Klopp the victory and go top of the Premier League 2018/19 table.

Liverpool now have the depth that they lacked a year ago, though, and they also have extra quality.

There are many impressive left wingers in the world at the moment, making it very hard for any player to make it into the list. Liverpool were not at their best either, but are finding ways to win games, which is a sign of a team that is destined for silverware.

"I was not really often surprised in my life when I've had some".

But anything less than three points would have been cruel on Liverpool, which punished mistakes from Tottenham goalkeeper Michel Vorm and the rest of his error-prone team.

Liverpool overpaid for Alisson, says Jason McAteer, with Jurgen Klopp left with little choice but to pay "a premium" for a much-needed new No. 1. The days when we expected them to race along the flanks and send crosses into the box are long gone, with these spectacular superstars now playing higher up the pitch and drifting inside to attack the opposition box. We had 85 brilliant minutes, although unfortunately we didn't finish the game off.

Son Hueng-min is likely to return the Tottenham's starting lineup to face Inter Milan
Son Hueng-min is likely to return the Tottenham’s starting lineup to face Inter Milan

After starting the campaign with three straight wins, defeat to the Reds means Tottenham have now lost two in a row in the league, having gone down 2-1 at Watford two weeks ago.

With right back Kieran Trippier too far forward, Liverpool were able to play a ball in behind to Mane, who crossed for Roberto Firmino to score. It gave the flicker of hope that an equalizer could be grabbed, and Son Heung-min was then denied a penalty when he was kicked by Sadio Mane.

"I'm not going to argue with Souey, because he's Souey...but you definitely can't say that unless they win the league".

"I think the attitude was very good". I don't know exactly what it means but to focus on one competition can only be if maybe you are already out of the competition almost.

Firmino travelled back to Liverpool separately from his team-mates and it is not yet known if he will be available for Tuesday's Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain. If you tell the best team in the land they are not good enough, they will strive to improve.

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