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Liverpool made it five wins out of five but not without surviving a bit of a scare quite late in the game. The Reds were leading 2-0 comfortably, thanks to goals from Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino.

But we let Tottenham back in the game as Erik Lamela scored in stoppage time. We should have led by four or five goals at least but, as usual, we let the opposition come back.

Jurgen Klopp looked upset when Spurs scored but most of our players were great at Wembley. Liverpool deserved the three points and here are the player ratings from London.

Alisson (7/10)

The Brazilian made a couple of good saves but he wasn’t troubled enough by Spurs. He could have done better with the Lamela goal.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (7.5/10)

Trent had a quality outing against Spurs. The youngster was barely threatened and sent in a couple of decent crosses into the box.

Joe Gomez (8/10)

The Englishman had a couple of nervy moments at the back but this was another quality performance from Gomez, as he kept Harry Kane in check.

Virgil van Dijk (8.5/10)

The boss in the defence, van Dijk rarely made any mistakes throughout the game. Suffice to say, he is one of the best in the Premier League.

Andy Robertson (8/10)

Robertson hit the bar with a cross in the second half but the Scot was great at the back and made a few quality runs to help the attack.

James Milner (8.5/10)

Milner was solid in the midfield, barely letting Mousa Dembele and Eric Dier do anything. The Englishman ran more than any other Liverpool player on the pitch.

Georginio Wijnaldum (8/10)

Wijnaldum scored his first Premier League away goal from a corner and he was, once again, brilliant in his No. 6 role.

Naby Keita (7.5/10)

Keita was a surprise in the midfield as Jordan Henderson could have also started. Nevertheless, the Guinean should have gotten a goal to his name as he had a couple of great chances.

Mohamed Salah (7/10)

Salah really struggled in front of the goal as he squandered numerous opportunities to score. The Egyptian just needs something to go in but he was a threat against Spurs throughout the 90 minutes.

Roberto Firmino (8.5/10)

The Brazilian was a thorn for Spurs and got a goal in the second half. His effort was notched off in the first minute as Sadio Mane was offside but hopefully, his eye injury will not be a major one ahead of our Champions League games.

Sadio Mane (8/10)

Mane was at the heart of all good things in our attack and should have scored a goal. The Senegal international was smart in his runs and even had a quality effort saved by Michel Vorm.

Substitutes

Jordan Henderson (7/10)

The captain came on in the second half and did his usual bit by passing the ball around and maintaining the tempo.

Daniel Sturridge (N/A)

The Englishman had a couple of bright moments but couldn’t make a telling contribution.

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Joel Matip (N/A)

Too late an introduction to make any significant contribution.

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(Video) Liverpool sends fans down memory lane with memory of fantastic goal

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Liverpool pulled a rabbit out of the hat by signing Andy Robertson from Hull City. The Scot wasn’t a big name then and didn’t cost us much but he has been incredible since breaking into the first-team.

The newly appointed Scotland captain is easily one of the best left-backs in the world and is only getting better with game time.

Although Liverpool have finally signed a dependable left-back, that wasn’t the case for many years as Alberto Moreno and Jose Enrique never seemed to fulfil their potential.

The Reds were a little unlucky with one player and that was Fabio Aurelio, the Brazilian. The former Valencia player was a Red for six seasons but made just 87 appearances in the Premier League.

The left-back was known for his incredible delivery and had a fantastic moment or two. His goal against Manchester United at Old Trafford is one of our greatest moments post the Champions League win in 2005 and FA Cup in 2006 and the Reds wished the 38-year-old on his birthday.

The Brazilian was great at set-pieces but his injuries prevented him from reaching his potential. Rafa Benitez got the best out of the now 38-year-old but the defender had to retire a few years ago as injuries caught up to him.

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Former Liverpool star claims he wants to play under this manager

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Kevin Keegan Liverpool

Kevin Keegan’s managerial career can be remembered for his rant against Manchester United and slumping behind the advertising hoardings after Liverpool beat Newcastle 4-3.

The former England star was one of the best during his time as he picked up a couple of Ballon d’Ors and won numerous titles as a player for the Reds.

Keegan certainly knows a thing or two about winning trophies and in a recent interview with the Guardian, the former England captain added that out of the current managers, he would love to play under Jurgen Klopp.

The Reds play attacking football but Keegan claimed he saw a bit of himself in Klopp and hence, would have played under our manager.

“I’d have to go for [Jürgen] Klopp because he’s like me.”

“He is going to tackle someone one day.

“I was very close to it [too]. When someone was breaking away and it was near the touchline, and I was stood there, I was very close one day to bringing him down. I really was.”

The 67-year-old is right about Klopp’s passion for the game and that is one reason why we are doing so well. The German has turned us into one of the best sides in the country and it is time for him to break his trophy duck at Anfield.

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The Reds last won a trophy in 2012 but with Klopp at the helm and the players producing incredible performances, we may have something to cheer about at the end of the campaign.

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“Wasn’t his best goal”, “He scored better” – Some Liverpool fans are certain Puskas had better goals last season

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Mohamed Salah came third in the best men’s player category at the recent FIFA awards but the Liverpool star did pick up the Puskas Award for the best goal of the season.

The winning moment came against Everton on 10th December 2017 as Salah jinked past a couple of players before curling the ball into the net.

The effort was adjudged to be better than Gareth Bale’s strike against us in the Champions League final and Cristiano Ronaldo’s effort against Juventus in the same competition.

Salah was on a tear last season as he broke the Premier League scoring record with 32 goals in the competition. The forward had a number of magical moments and a few fans were convinced this wasn’t the Egyptian’s best goal of the season.

There were brilliant efforts against Watford and Tottenham that come to mind. The 25-year-old hasn’t been on fire this season but the award should come as a handy boost for the remainder of the campaign.

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