Firmino scores late, Liverpool beat Spurs 2-1 to top EPL – football

Roberto Firmino scored with a ninetieth-minute header as Liverpool beat Tottenham 2-1 Wednesday to climb above its opponent to the top of the Premier League.

In a victory paying homage 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 residence 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 keep in first place.

Liverpool had comfortably out-shot their opponents through the 90 minutes, during which it loved 76% possession, however noticed Mohamed Salah’s twenty sixth-minute objective canceled out by Son Heung-min’s effort on a breakaway within the first half.

The hosts regarded set to be annoyed by Mourinho’s rope-a-dope recreation plan, which the Portuguese coach appeared happy sufficient with to substitute midfielder Steven Bergwijn, who hit the put up within the second half and regarded a risk on the counterattack, with left again Sergio Reguilon with quarter-hour to go.

But Jurgen Klopp’s facet has seen this form of factor earlier than and, inspired by their opponents’ passivity, continued to drive ahead. It finally introduced its reward.

How a lot the victory meant was evident as Klopp, having had phrases with Mourinho, raced onto the sphere on the last whistle and lifted Sadio Mane off his ft earlier than embracing every one among 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.

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