Liverpool vs Tottenham
Liverpool took on Tottenham in the opening game of the weekend and won 2-1.
Liverpool came into this game joint top of the table and are looking likely to stay there.
Klopp’s men came into this game with four wins from four
Tottenham, on the other hand, had won three and lost one.
The first 45
The game started off well for Liverpool.
They controlled the game very well for the first 10 minutes or so.
Firmino even had the ball in the back of the net inside a minute. But it was judged to be offside after Sadio Mane showed an interest in the ball.
Eric Dier would then play a very poor ball back to his defence that nearly allowed Liverpool an early lead.
The ball went in between the two centre-backs and allowed Mohamed Salah to run on to it.
Salah got through on goal but luckily for Dier, Salah’s shot was poor and it was an easy save for Vorm.
However, Liverpool would take a 1-0 lead before half-time as Wijnaldum headed Klopp’s men ahead thanks to a bit of help from goal-line technology.
Trippier costs Tottenham
Liverpool started the second half very well.
They were dominating Spurs and causing their defence problems.
Most specifically, Kieran Trippier who was pushing far to forward and not marking Sadio Mane tight enough.
Spurs would eventually be punished for this as Mane broke down the wing, put a ball into the box which was then spilt by Vorm for Firmino to tap in.
Trippier had been marking Mane poorly for much of the game.
As a result, some fans have taken to Twitter to express their anger at the right-back.
Trippier, Vorm, Dembele and Dier all need to go never play for spurs again
— Leo (@LeoTHFC_) September 15, 2018
Man, Spurs just don’t look up for it today. Why didn’t Trippier mark that runner? Mane of all people?! Ffs.
— find him on t w i t t e r (@acoupstick) September 15, 2018
Trippier got ROASTED TAA WOULD NEVER!
— LFC Chris (@PopcodLFC) September 15, 2018
Great move by Liverpool, can’t really blame the keeper there honestly. Mane took off while Trippier was asleep
— Baba Folarin (@That_IjebuBadoo) September 15, 2018
Trippier can’t defend against pace. Vorm needs putting down. Is Kane playing?
— Leighton Cumber (@LeightonCumber) September 15, 2018