This weekend saw Liverpool’s best victory of the season as they beat Spurs at Anfield. The Reds went down 1-0 down after just 47 seconds but rallied and defeated the visitors 2-1. This was Jürgen Klopp’s best win of the season for a number of reasons.
The gaffer has long lauded his side as ‘mentality giants’ and this was thoroughly on display on Sunday. With the Reds pegged back in unfortunate circumstances – their first goal was deflected off Dejan Lovren and the post before falling to Harry Kane – they showed a title winning mentality to still go about their business with more confidence than fuss.
Liverpool absolutely battered the visitors. In truth the scoreline would have been a lot more convincing had it not been for the heroics of Paulo Gazzaniga.
Whilst behind the Reds bombarded the Tottenham goal. Balls came in from every angle and shots were fired. For a large portion of the game it looked as if Gazzaniga simply couldn’t be beaten that day. The 12 saves made by the Argentinian keeper is the most the Premier League has seen since the 14 pulled off by David de Gea against Arsenal in December 2017.
Despite the fact that the Spurs goal looked impregnable, Liverpool were relentless. Jamie Carragher told Sky Sports “at no time in that game did I think Liverpool weren’t going to win”. Carra wasn’t the only one, Gary Neville agreed “there was only one winner”.
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This was Liverpool’s best victory of the season because they played like champions. Whilst Spurs haven’t had the best start to the season, they are still a top quality side. The fact that the Reds were a goal down for most of the game but always looked like winning is testament to how strong this side are.