Roberto Firmino scored with a 90th-minute header as Liverpool beat Tottenham 2-1 Wednesday to climb above its opponent to the highest of the Premier League.
In a victory harking back to so many which carried the Reds to their first title in 30 years final season, Liverpool’s relentlessness was rewarded when the Brazil striker powered house a header from Andy Robertson’s nook with the clock ticking towards stoppage time.
Tottenham supervisor Jose Mourinho regarded sickened, having assumed his facet had completed sufficient to earn the purpose to remain in first place.
Liverpool had comfortably out-shot their opponents in the course of the 90 minutes, during which it loved 76% possession, however noticed Mohamed Salah’s 26th-minute purpose canceled out by Son Heung-min’s effort on a breakaway within the first half.
The hosts regarded set to be pissed off by Mourinho’s rope-a-dope sport plan, which the Portuguese coach appeared happy sufficient with to switch midfielder Steven Bergwijn, who hit the publish within the second half and regarded a menace on the counterattack, with left again Sergio Reguilon with 15 minutes to go.
However Jurgen Klopp’s facet has seen this form of factor earlier than and, inspired by their opponents’ passivity, continued to drive ahead. It will definitely introduced its reward.
How a lot the victory meant was evident as Klopp, having had phrases with Mourinho, raced onto the sector on the remaining whistle and lifted Sadio Mane off his ft earlier than embracing every one in every of his gamers. He then produced his trademark triple fist-pump for the supporters on The Kop.
Liverpool moved three factors clear after 13 video games.