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Liverpool stay top after Firmino’s late winner

Liverpool had the last say in the game as Liverpool no. 9, Roberto Firmino scored in the 90th minute with a powerful header to take Liverpool top of the Premier League standings.

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Liverpool are now three points clear at the top of the Premier League table as they pull off a last gasp winner in the 90th courtesy of Firmino’s header.

Before the start of the game players as well as supporters at Anfield gave an applause to former Liverpool manager, Gerrard Houlleir who passed away aged 73.

With the game underway, Salah opened the scoring for Liverpool in the 26th minute before Tottenham’s Son Hueng Min equalised in the 33rd minute of the first half.

In what seemed to be an entertaining encounter, saw missed clear cut chances from Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Bergwijn.

Liverpool who dominated the game with 73 percent possession also spurned some good chances.

Liverpool stay top of the Premier League table win a win at Anfield
Tottenham have thrice lost by 2-1 against Liverpool at Anfield

This was a game where two tactics clashed as Mourinho defensive side were up against Jurgen Klopp attacking Liverpool team who have some top players missing in the game with Ryhs Williams coming in for injured Matip.

Liverpool had the last say in the game as Liverpool no. 9, Roberto Firmino scored in the 90th minute with a powerful header to take Liverpool top of the Premier League standings.

After the game, Tottenham’s manager, Jose Mourinho said to Liverpool’s manager Jurgen that his side were the better team.

Both Manager’s Thoughts After The Game

Liverpool boss Klopp: “It was just a really good game against a counter-attacking monster, the possession we had we did incredibly well. The best way to defend Tottenham is to keep the ball all the time.

“Yes, they have scored a goal and had two chances. Apart from that, we controlled the game and it is a massively deserved three points. I am happy. For me, it [the Spurs goal] is offside. They watch it 20 times, but when I saw it, it is offside.

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“I am so happy we scored that goal because it felt like 70% of the ball against a top side. Bobby [Firmino], what a header. I am over the moon for him. What a game he played, those movements, he opens up all the other gaps.”

On what Mourinho said after the final whistle”Jose told me ‘the better team lost’. I thought he was joking, but he wasn’t.”

Spurs boss Mourinho: “We were playing to win, we were not playing to get a point. A point would have been quite a fair result but we played to win and had the biggest chances to win it. The moment of the occasions and the reaction they had, they were in trouble.

“I feel it was a very undeserved result, but that’s football. At half-time we move the pieces a little bit, but overall the game was always under control and I am very pleased with the performance.

“The changes were to find counter-attack situations which we did immediately, but with Gio’s [Lo Celso] yellow card and the incredible pressure these guys on the touchline put on the officials, I was afraid of the yellow card and I had to take him off. I am not the one to speak to my colleagues about their behaviour on the touchline.”

What’s Next?

Liverpool play away at Crystal Palace in an early kickoff on Saturday while Tottenham are at home to Leicester City on Sunday.

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Abudulrasheed Mubarak is a freelance content creator. He starting his writing career in 2011. He is a graduate of Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi in Urban and Regional Planning.

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