Finally, Liverpool rediscovered their form to earn their first league win of the new year. The Reds put in a near-perfect performance at Anfield to defeat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0.
Right from the first whistle Liverpool looked determined to start strong and get on top of Spurs. Things could not have gone more to plan, as the Sadio Mane scored twice inside three minutes to finish a flurry of attacking play that reminded everyone in the ground of the club’s Autumn form.
The visitors received more than they could handle on Merseyside as the Reds ran riot in the first 45 minutes and they could easily have headed into half time with this match all but finished.
Despite Liverpool’s inability to score again, the second half saw few changes in the dominant display from the home side. Spurs did not play particularly well but that takes nothing away from Liverpool.
Jurgen Klopp has to be pleased with the way his team played in response to last week’s defeat to Hull City. The minor changes he made to the starting eleven saw dividends. Unlike the glimmers visible against Chelsea, this showing was far more emphatic with the tempo and touch that has been missing for over a month.
Now they must carry this momentum int their next match against Leicester City.
Here are four findings from the match.