Liverpool continues unbeaten in their march towards the English Premier League title. This Saturday, the victims of the current World Champions were Tottenham, beaten at their Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, by 1-0, with a beautiful goal from Brazilian striker Roberto Firmino.
Also, the Reds led by German manager Jurgen Klopp broke another two records in the current season.
The win made Liverpool the first team to win 20 matches in their first 21 games in one of Europe’s top five leagues (England, Italy, Spain, Germany, and France).
In addition to that, the Reds completed 38 unbeaten matches in the national competition (counting last season), the club’s best mark in history, surpassing the mark of 37 unbeaten games.
Now with 61 points out of 63 possible in the Premier League table, Liverpool is 16 points clear of second-placed Leicester City, who lost at home to Southampton on Saturday. The lead for Premier League holders Manchester City, who will face Aston Villa on Sunday, is 17.
Also, note that Liverpool has a game in hand, as the Reds had to have their away game against West Ham postponed due to their participation in the FIFA Club’s World Cup.
In the reedition of the last UEFA Champions League final, Liverpool played at the brand new Tottenham stadium as if they were at home.
In their first attacking move, the team was twice about to open the scoring. First, the young defender Tanganga saved almost over the line a shot from Firmino; Oxlade-Chamberlain then hit the post.
The visitors completely dominated the game and accumulated opportunities. The resistance from Tottenham, who took too much of a defensive posture in the first half, was finally beaten on 36 minutes when Firmino received Salah’s ball inside the box and had the coldness to brilliantly dribble past a defender to fire a powerful left-footed shot into Paulo Gazzaniga’s corner. 0-1 Liverpool.
After the break, Tottenham adopted a more offensive stance and could change the game’s scenario.
Gradually, Liverpool was losing intensity and the team led by Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho, gaining ground. 81 minutes into the match, the London side had a great chance through Argentine Lo Celso who received a cross from Aurier into the six-yard box, and unmarked, he half-volleyed it wide, leading Mourinho to despair on the sidelines.
After this huge scare, Liverpool managed to better control the pace of the match and secured the 20th win in the current Premier League edition.
This team is surely something special. They’re not both European and World Champions out of nowhere. There’s much work involved, mainly mentally. As Reds fans have been saying over the last few games, the team led by captain Jordan Henderson is a bunch of Mentality Monsters!