Article by Lauren Black – @Lauren_Black9
This coming Saturday we will be facing Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley and I’ve taken a look back at a few of our previous meeting in the Premier League and picked my top five.
5. Liverpool 2-2 Tottenham (Anfield 17/18)
We all thought we had witnessed one of the best winning goals ever from Mo Salah after he humiliated the Spurs defence by dancing past them and toe poking it into the back of the net. Now you’re probably thinking we have won other games against Spurs so why put this one in, I agree but I only picked this one ahead of those because of the dynamic of the game, the atmosphere was incredible, we put in a great performance and with the referee having a bad game being the only downer, it’s still features one of my favourite goals from last season from Mo.
4. Liverpool 3-2 Tottenham (Anfield 14/15)
The Reds took the lead through Lazar Markovic of all people after Sturridge set him up and he slotted into the back of the net, Harry Kane equalised 9 minutes later after a clever bit of play rom Spurs. It was 1-1 at half-time but the Reds came out all guns blazing and In the 51st minute Daniel Sturridge won the penalty to allow Steven Gerrard to step up and give us the lead again. But that lead didn’t last long again as 9 minutes later a Tottenham free-kick was saved by Mignolet but palmed back into the danger area allowing Tottenham to put in another cross and it found the head of Moussa Dembele. On comes Mario Balotelli and in the 82nd minute he was on the end of a well worked goal with a cross from Lallana finding his feet on the edge of the 6 yard box to give the Reds the crucial win over the London side.
3. Tottenham 0-3 Liverpool (White Hart Lane 14/15)
Raheem Sterling opened the scoring for us in this game, Daniel Sturridge managed to weave his way past two defenders and pass the ball into the path of Jordan Henderson who crossed across the face of the goal to allow Sterling to tap it in at the back post. We had a few opportunities including debut boy Balotelli going close and also Sturridge long range shot going wide. Nacer Chadli then had the perfect opportunity to put his side level but it was a nice height for Mignolet who pulled off the save to send it wide. Joe Allen then found himself in the penalty box and after turning one player it was Eric Dier who pulled him back giving Liverpool the chance to go two goals up, step up Stevie G to make it two goals to nil. Alberto Moreno then showed Liverpool fans what he was about after dispossessing Townsend in his own half, he ran towards the goal and powered a shot across the face of the goal not allowing Lloris to get a touch and gave the Reds the comfortable 3-0 victory.
2. Liverpool 4-0 Tottenham (Anfield 13/14)
A second minute own goal from Younes Kaboul gave us the lead early on in the game at Anfield, Glen Johnson went on the attack and his low cross was put in by the Tottenham defender. Suarez made it 2-0 after Michael Dawson made an error that allowed him to charge at the goal and his low shot went into the far corner of the net. The Uruguayan was denied a second goals moments later when his header was pushed onto the post. Phil Coutinho then made it three from 25 yards out, his specialities, then Jordan Henderson got a goal too when his low free-kick sealed the deal. This was Liverpool’s eighth successive win on the run and put us two points ahead of Chelsea and four in front of Man City.
1.Tottenham 0-5 Liverpool (White Hart Lane 13/14)
Possibly our best win over Tottenham in the Premier League from our greatest season, it also featured a worldie of a goal from Jon Flanagan which never happens. A win for Spurs in this game would have put them level on points with us so it was crucial that we came away with the win. It was Luis Suarez who struck first after he tried to set up Jordan Henderson, the pass was intercepted but the midfielder managed to find Suarez who cut past two players to put the ball in the back of the net. Phil Coutinho then hit the bar and Glen Johnson follow up just skimming past the post. Nacer Chadli then had a free header at the front post from a Lewis Holtby corner but it went over the bar.
Jordan Henderson the put us two goals up after he made a great run through the centre and got on the end of a Phil Coutinho pass, his first effort was saved, Suarez follow up was then saved but Henderson strook on the half volley and gave us a second goal. Tottenham had numerous chances to pull a goal or two back but they couldn’t quite get it right in the final third, Paulinho was then given a straight red card for a challenge on Suarez in the centre circle meaning it would be even more difficult for them now. Then the best goal of the game happened, Coutinho chipped the ball into the path of Henderson, he then nutmegged Kyle Walker and Suarez to set up the cross at the back post for Jon Flanagan to side volley it off the crossbar into the back of the net. The Reds then rubbed even more salt in the wounds when Luis Alberto set Suarez up who pulled off a brilliant chip that went right over Loris and into the back of the net, fast forward a few moments later and Liverpool weren’t finished with Suarez setting up Sterling who calmly passed the ball past Lloris to give us a 5-0 win over the Londoners.
Article by Lauren Black [email protected]_Black9