That's it! Liverpool have won, and move five points clear at the top of the table. Tottenham got off to a flying start but were eventually ground down by the relentless pressure of the home side.
- 2nd Half
- EriksenLo Celso88'
- Salah (P)75'
- 1st Half
Liverpool - Tottenham Hotspur
Premier League - 27 October 2019
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Spurs win a corner, and put all eleven players forwards; Rose's ball finds Alderweireld, but he heads it straight at Alisson.
Origi replaces Firmino for Liverpool.
Possibly the last chance for Spurs. Alli breaks down the left, and his deflected cross is eventually worked to Son on the right of the penalty area. He shoots, but it's straight down the throat of Alisson.
Milner is booked for a foul on Moura. There will be a minimum of four additional minutes.
BIG CHANCE! A long diagonal ball in behind Alexander-Arnold finds Rose, who cuts into the area. He then cuts across the six-yard box but, off-balance and on his weaker right foot, his shot is slashed high and wide of goal.
Another change for Spurs, as Lo Celso replaces Eriksen.
Ambitious from Ndombele, who tries to lob Alisson from 40 yards out but doesn't catch it anything like well enough.
Salah has hurt his ankle, and is replaced by Joe Gomez.
Rose takes it, but Son can't divert his header anywhere near goal. Pochettino now rolls the dice, and replaces Aurier with Lucas Moura.
Tottenham's attackers are playing closer together now, and in more dangerous areas. Down the left wing, Rose wins a free-kick as Alexander-Arnold brings him down.
Spurs are going for this now, as van Dijk does well to cut out an Eriksen through ball to Kane.
Son gets in down the right now, but he's just offside as he squares it for Eriksen to score.
Son gets in space down the left. His cross is just out of the reach of Kane and Liverpool put it out for a corner.
Milner replaces Wijnaldum for Liverpool.
GOAL! Liverpool 2 (Salah pen 75) Tottenham Hotspur 1
Salah takes it, and drills the penalty to the left of Gazzaniga who was rooted to the floor.
PENALTY! Mane outpaces Aurier to get to a ball in the Spurs area. In trying to scramble the ball clear, Aurier hacks down Mane and Liverpool have a chance to take the lead.
Ndombele is booked for pulling back Fabinho.
Spurs get forward down the right through Aurier. His cross finds Alli at the back post, but the midfielder can only hook his pull back into the side-netting.
An over-hit corner lands at Salah's feet at the back of the penalty area, but he hooks his shot well wide.
A sniff of a chance for Spurs there. Sissoko wins the ball in midfield and breaks forwards. The ball to Son down the channel is on but he makes a hash of it; that was a great opportunity to put the Korean in on goal.
Salah crafts himself a shooting position from just inside the SPurs area on the right, but lumps it straight at Gazzaniga.
Alexander-Arnold clatters Kane and is booked.
What a crosser of the ball Alexander-Arnold is. Another gorgeous whipped ball flies through the six-yard box and just beyond Firmino. A substitution for Spurs, as Ndombele replaces Winks.
It looks only a matter of time before Spurs concede again. Wijnaldum spurns a chance to shoot and finds Robertson, whose cross is deflected dangerously right through the area. Another cross from Alexander-Arnold then finds Wijnaldum, who heads directly at Gazzaniga.
CHANCE! What a shocking error from Sanchez. He lets a long throw-in bounce over his head, unaware of Firmino rushing in behind him. The Brazilian shoots first time from a tight angle, and Gazzaniga manages to trap the ball in his legs and keep it out.
Liverpool are going direct through Tottenham a lot today, and it's working; Fabinho clips a lazy through ball right through the middle to the unmarked Salah now, but he can't catch his volley correctly and Gazzaniga gathers.
GOAL! Liverpool 1 (Henderson 52) Tottenham Hotspur 0
Liverpool are level! Fabinho tries to clip a ball to Firmino at the back post, but he tangles with Rose and the ball deflects slightly into the path of Henderson, who'd looped a run around him. He takes a difficult, rising ball first time with his left foot, and guides it across Gazzaniga and into the far corner!
Lovren is booked for strong-arming Kane in the face out on the touchline.
OFF THE BAR! What a chance for Spurs! A long ball beats Lovren and suddenly Son is in. He goes around Alisson and, with an open net from a tight angle, hooks his shot onto the bar. It bounces away to safety. That was the game, right there. Will Spurs come to regret that?
CHANCE! Robertson hooks a cross to the back post, Firmino heads it down at goal and Gazzaniga parries it out again.
We're underway again, no changes for either side.
That's your lot for the first half. Tottenham stunned Anfield by taking an early lead, which they've just about held until half-time. Can Liverpool come back in the second half?
Robertson gets Mane in a good crossing position down the left. It's fired in, Sanchez misses it with his head but the ball bounces out of his shoulder. Unorthodox stuff.
We'll have a minimum of three additional minutes.
Tottenham have steadied a little here. The last twenty minutes or so have been torrid for them, but they're close to making it to half-time in front.
Disappointing from Alexander-Arnold, who puts it straight into the wall.
Mane wins a free-kick right on the edge of the D. This is a good chance for Liverpool.
Alexander-Arnold whips it to the back post. Firmino gets there and prods it across the six-yard box, where Sanchez awkwardly throws a leg out and deflects it to the grateful Gazzaniga. Shades of the mistake that gifted Liverpool a late winner in this fixture last season there.
Rose is booked for scything Henderson on the touchline. He got a tiny bit of the ball, but the out of control nature of the challenge means he goes into the book.
Sissoko is booked for delaying the taking of a free-kick.
Mane rolls Aurier beautifully on the left of the Spurs area. He gets to the byline but can only chip his cross onto the roof of the net.
CHANCE! Spurs are on the rack here. Alexander-Arnold whips a delicious cross to the back post, but the unmarked Mane makes a mess of his header and it dribbles wide.
Another save from Gazzaniga! Alexander-Arnold unloads a ferocious drive from thirty yards. It's at a good, saveable height though, and Gazzaniga parries it away from danger.
GREAT SAVE AGAIN! Alexander-Arnold whips in a free-kick from the right, van Dijk heads at goal from six yards out and Gazzaniga tips it over the bar.
BRILLIANT SAVES BY GAZZANIGA! A lightning and precise one-two between Firmino and Salah opens a shooting chance to the latter, whose he drive is parried away by Gazzaniga. Firmino gets to the rebound and hammers a volley at goal from a tight angle, which Gazzaniga parries again and Aurier clears for a corner.
CLOSE! A brilliant swith of play from Eriksen finds Kane in acres on the left of the Liverpool area. He squares it first time to Alli, but it's just too far in front of him. Alli retrieves, crosses, and it ricochets out to Eriksen; he volleys the ball back across goal where the lunging Kane just fails to connect from six yards out.
Mane nods down a long ball to Salah, who hits a dipping volley tamely at Alisson. Spurs break immediately, and Son gets in space on the edge of the Liverpool area on the left but his shot is blocked out for a thorw-in.
Rose concedes the first corner of the game. It's overhit by Alexander-Arnold, but Liverpool work it back to him and win another, which Mane glances well over the bar.
There's a lull in proceedings as Aurier is treated. In the gap, there's time to inform you that Kane has now pulled level with Martin Chivers as Tottenham's third highest scorer of all time on 174.
Aurier hits the deck for Tottenham. Liverpool play on quickly, with Robertson flying down the inside left channel, but his cross is just too high for Salah.
Robertson and Mane combine quickly down the left. Robertson bursts past Eriksen into the Spurs area, but puts his low cross straight into the hands of Gazzaniga.
Kane looks super up for this. He closes down Alisson as he plays it square to Alexander-Arnold, sliding in to try and deflect the ball into the net. He misses, but this energy is reflected right through the Spurs team right now.
Alexander-Arnold whips a cross in to the front post now, but it's headed clear at the front post. Spurs are forcing the home team to work around the edges here.
Liverpool have settled now, and settle into possession. Henderson pumps a long cross into the Spurs area but Gazzaniga gathers comfortably.
A couple of crosses into the Spurs area by Liverpool come to nought.
It's fair to say that Anfield is stunned by that. Just before Tottenham scored, there was almost a mix-up between Sanchez and Alderweireld to give a chance to Liverpool; the way Tottenham broke thereafter was with a menace quickly realised.
GOAL! Liverpool 0 Tottenham Hotspur 1 (Kane 1)
What a start for Tottenham! Sissoko breaks forward and plays it to Son on the left. He cuts in and unloads a shot; it deflects off Lovren, hits the angle of post and bar, and Kane runs in to dive and head the ball into the corner!
The Premier League's dramatic overture and the obligatory handshakes are done; You'll Never Walk Alone is ringing around Anfield and we're almost ready to go...
The captains Jordan Henderson and Harry Kane are ready to lead out the teams. Your referee for the high-octane high jinks today will be Anthony Taylor.
This is the first time the two teams have faced each other since that Champions League final in Madrid in June. In the Pochettino and Klopp era the Tottenham manager has only landed one victory in all competitions, a 4-1 win at Wembley in October 2017. Klopp has won five and drawn four of his 10 games against Spurs since taking charge of Liverpool.
In the seasons 2015-16 and 2016-17 Tottenham had two brief looks at the Premier League title. Although they ultimately finished third and then second, they looked like the coming team under their aspiring young manager Mauricio Pochettino and were ten points ahead of Liverpool in both seasons. Since then Jurgen Klopp has really got hold of Liverpool, transforming them into a powerhouse of English and European football that have accelerated past Tottenham. The two teams squared off in the Champions League final last season. Liverpool won and have kicked on since, while Tottenham are still staggering around with a hangover that peaked in ferocity when they shipped ten goals in five days to Bayern Munich and Brighton. A cathartic thrashing of Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League this week was a much-needed fillip; they now need to address their faltering league form this afternoon.
Today represents an important staging post for Liverpool in their quest to win their first league title since 1990. After having their record run of 17 consecutive Premier League wins ended by Manchester United a week ago, Manchester City then cut Liverpool’s lead at the top to three points by beating Aston Villa yesterday. Tottenham might currently sit tenth in the Premier League table after a disjointed start to the season, but they are a Champions League standard team. Can Liverpool make a statement here with an immediate return to winning ways?
The visitors have made four changes from their victory over Red Star Belgrade in the week. Alderweireld is in for Vertonghen at centre-back, Rose comes back in for Davies, Winks replaces Sissoko and Christian Eriksen takes the place of Lamela.
There are three changes to the starting eleven for Liverpool from their midweek hosing of Genk in Belgium. Alexander-Arnold replaces Milner at right back, while Henderson and Wijnaldum return in midfield in place of Keita and the two-goal hero Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Tottenham Hotspur for the afternoon (4-2-3-1): Gazzaniga; Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Rose; Winks, Sissoko; Son, Erikson, Alli; Kane
SUBS: Vertonghen, Dier, Lo Celso, Lucas Moura, Ndombele, Davies, Austin
Your Liverpool team today (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane
SUBS: Milner, Keita, Gomez, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Adrian, Origi, Lallana
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