Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, said his side deserved their “big result” as they beat Tottenham to win a fifth straight league game at the start of the season for the first time since 1990.
The Reds emerged impressively from their biggest test so far at Wembley with a victory that was far more emphatic than the final scoreline suggests and keeps them level on points with Chelsea, who are top of the Premier League table on goal difference.
Georginio Wijnaldum scored his first away league goal since joining Liverpool – goal-line technology adjudging his header to have crossed the line despite the attempts of back-up Spurs keeper Michel Vorm to clear.
The visitors were dominant almost throughout and doubled their advantage after 54 minutes when Roberto Firmino scored from on the line after Jan Vertonghen turned Sadio Mane’s cross on to his own post.
Andrew Robertson and Lucas Moura hit the woodwork for either side but the Reds could and should have made this a more convincing win, with Naby Keita and Mane missing chances to add to their goal tally.
Erik Lamela pulled one back for Spurs deep into stoppage time and Son Heung-min saw a late penalty claim turned down after he was brought down by Mane but it was all too late and Liverpool’s triumph was fully deserved.
Also from yesterday were the following scorelines:
FT Tottenham Hotspur 1 – 2 Liverpool
FT AFC Bournemouth 4 – 2 Leicester City
FT Chelsea 4 – 1 Cardiff City
FT Huddersfield Town 0 – 1 Crystal Palace
FT Manchester City 3 – 0 Fulham
FT Newcastle United 1 – 2 Arsenal