Liverpool kept their hopes of winning their first Premier League title alive by beating Spurs 2-1 in dramatic fashion at Anfield earlier today.
Jurgen Klopp’s Reds were much the better side for the vast majority of the opening period and went in at half time 1-0 up after Roberto Firmino had powered home a superb Andy Robertson cross.
However, Spurs put in a much-improved display after the break and deservedly equalised through the impressive Lucas Moura on 70 minutes.
Spurs midfielder Moussa Sissoko missed a glorious chance late on and Pochettino’s side would be made to pay in the 90th minute when ‘keeper Hugo Lloris parried what looked like a routine save from a Mo Salah header into Toby Alderweireld and the ball trickled over the line and into the net.
Speaking after the game Klopp praised the impact of the Anfield crowd and urged his team to ‘fight like crazy,’ to win the Premier League title.
“I was relatively calm [after the winning goal] because it was a surprise, that situation. I saw the header and nothing else. I had no clue how the ball went in.
“I was not happy we conceded but I thought we needed it a little bit. In the first half we had fantastic chances and scored a wonderful goal. In the second half we looked heavy and couldn’t really play. They changed only a little bit. We didn’t adapt well.
“After Spurs’ goal we started playing again more. We had bigger chances. We compete with the best team in the world [Manchester City] and play against one of best in the world in Tottenham – it is a tough task. It is all good.
“We can play better football but in the first half we had a lot of good moments. In the second not that many but we scored – 2-1, brilliant!
“City last year were champions and are still pretty good. We have to fight like crazy. The crowd was outstanding. They were really here to push us and at the end it helped.
“It is only positive. I said there are 500 ways to win a football game and today was slightly ugly. Who cares?
“I am really happy we don’t have any breaks now. We compete with the best team in world for one position and that is really hard.”
Today’s win sees Liverpool regain top spot, two points clear of defending Champions Man City, although Pep Guardiola’s side has a game in hand.