Liverpool vs. Spurs was the clear demonstration of how good the Premier League can be.
One team had all the possession while the other team played a low block and patiently waited for an opening to score on the counter attack.
The Reds did take the lead through a fortuitous goal from Mohamed Salah who had Eric Dier to thank for deflecting the way beyond the reach of Lloris. But minutes later, Spurs countered with pace and power and equalized through Hueng Min Son.
Steven Bergwijn and Kane did have chances to score but their wastefulness in front of goal ensured Liverpool took all three points through Roberto Firmino.
Firmino is a game changer– Firmino has finally stepped up to the podium and delivered a glorious moment that ended with rendition ringing around the stadium.
His bullet header ensured Liverpool return to the top of the table with three points clear of Spurs.
Rhys Williams was exceptional against Spurs– The teenager did a fantastic job in keeping the likes of Harry Kane and Son quiet for most part of the game. He played really well and tried his best to limit mistakes which could lead to goals.
Gini Wijnaldum is a machine– If you want to know how difficult it is to play against Liverpool, watch Gini Wijnaludm. That guy is never tired, he is a machine.
Wijnaldum can run the full length of the pitch for the entire 90 minutes and yet he won’t be tired. He is the standout player in the team and Liverpool must do all they can to keep him at the club.
Spurs were too wasteful- Had Berjowisk and Kane scored their two chances, Spurs would’ve been winning 5-2 not 2-1. Those two wasted four big chances to beat Liverpool and end their 65 games unbeaten run.
Mourinho’s changes were uncalled for– Jose Mourinho made a big mistake of removing Son in the dying minute of the game. Son’s departure killed the pace upfront and helped Liverpool relax a bit.
5 minutes of Son’s departure, bang! Firminio scored to give unchanged Liverpool side the lead. Jurgen Klopp didn’t make one single substitution and yet he won.. Smart coach with lots of cajones.