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Liverpool 4-2 Tottenham Hotspur: Reds return to winning ways with victory over Spurs at Anfield

Harvey Elliot celebrates his goal against Tottenham
Harvey Elliot scored his third Premier League goal of the season as Liverpool defeated Tottenham

Tottenham’s dramatic decline continued as their hopes of reaching the top four of the Premier League faded further after they were soundly beaten by Liverpool at Anfield.

Aston Villa’s defeat at Brighton opened the door for Spurs to make a late bid for next season’s Champions League, but even a late comeback could not prevent a fourth successive defeat as Liverpool found form again after their own recent slump.

Mohamed Salah completed his touchline bust-up with West Ham manager Jurgen Klopp behind him to open the scoring with a far post header from Cody Gakpo’s cross on 16 minutes, Andy Robertson adding the second from the right on half-time then Spurs keeper Guglielmo Vicario could only push the Egyptian’s shot away.

Spurs lost discipline and Vicario had to separate teammates Cristian Romero and Emerson Royal as they left at half-time, with matters not improving for Ange Postecoglou’s side as they were overrun by a rampant Liverpool after the break.

Gakpo headed the third from Harvey Elliott’s delivery five minutes after the break, with the latter getting on the scoresheet himself in the 59th minute with a glorious curling finish from 20 yards into the top corner.

Liverpool then inexplicably switched off to give substitute Richarlison and Heung-Min Son Spurs unlikely hope, but it was too late and they still sit seven points behind fourth-placed Aston Villa with a game in hand .

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Tottenham Hotspur

  1. Team number4player nameTo skip
  2. Team number9player nameRicharlison
  3. Team number10player nameMadison
  4. Team number18player nameLo Celso

Setups

Liverpool

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Alisson
  • 66Alexander ArnoldBooked at 90 minutes
  • 78Quansah
  • 4van Dijk
  • 26RobertsonReplace withGomesbee 64′minutes
  • 19ElliottReplace withSzoboszlaibee 83′minutes
  • 3And doReplace withBajcetianbee 65′minutes
  • 10MacAllisterReplace withGravenberchbee 75′minutes
  • 11Salah
  • 18Gakpo
  • 7DiazReplace withNúñezbee 75′minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Gomes
  • 5Konate
  • 8Szoboszlai
  • 9Núñez
  • 17Jones
  • 38Gravenberch
  • 43Bajcetian
  • 62Kelleher
  • 84Bradley

Tottenham

Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Vicario
  • 23Porro
  • 17Romero
  • 37van de VenBooked at 47 minutes
  • 12Emerson RoyalBooked at 57 minutesReplace withTo skipbee 61′minutes
  • 8BissoumaBooked at 63 minutes
  • 29SarrBooked at 44 minutesReplace withLo Celsobee 75′minutes
  • 30BentancurReplace withRicharlisonbee 61′minutes
  • 21KulusevskyReplace withMadisonbee 61′minutes
  • 7Son Heung-min
  • 22Johnson

Substitutes

  • 4To skip
  • 5Hojbjerg
  • 6Dragusin
  • 9Richarlison
  • 10Madison
  • 11Gil
  • 18Lo Celso
  • 40Austin
  • 59Moor

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