It was another lively encounter at Anfield as Liverpool threw away a three-goal lead against Tottenham before snatching all three points at the death. In a blistering start, Liverpool got themselves 3-0 in front inside 15 minutes as goals from Curtis Jones, Luis Diaz and Mohamed Salah appeared to take the game away from Spurs. Tottenham somehow clawed their way back and looked to have earned a point when Richarlison headed home in injury time, only for Diogo Jota to pounce on a mistake from Lucas Moura and fire home the late winner. Here, Adam Beattie (@beatts94) and Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) dissect a frantic affair at Anfield.
Adam and Henry discussed how frustrating it was to allow Tottenham back into the game after Liverpool had taken a 3-0 lead. Henry noted that in the past, Liverpool would have killed the game dead and never given them a sniff, but sloppy play was creeping in, with Alisson and Robertson taking too long on the ball. He also mentioned that the fans had lost faith in Liverpool’s mentality. Adam was livid with them for giving Tottenham enough encouragement to get themselves back into it, but said that at this stage of the season they just need to keep winning and worry about the rest later.
When asked if the sloppiness was a concern or if they were just happy to get the win however it came, Adam said that they were brilliant and clinical for the first 20 minutes and hoped they take something from that, but they needed to kick the habit of switching off quickly. Henry said that he thought the players had reached the stage where they just need the summer and a refresh, as Van Dijk had gone from faultless to looking error-prone.
The late winner was a huge moment and both Adam and Henry couldn’t believe what they were seeing. They praised Diogo Jota for his perfect anticipation, touch and finish, and were delighted with the way the crowd reacted.
Adam said that Trent Alexander-Arnold was Man of the Match for him, as he looked like he was the most talented player on the pitch and saw passes that most footballers can’t dream of producing. Henry agreed, but also mentioned Luis Diaz and Curtis Jones as standouts.
Finally, they discussed whether Liverpool could keep up their winning streak all the way to the end of the season. Adam said that if they are going to win the last nine then they have done the hard part now, but they need to stop doing daft things if they are going to continue this run. Henry thought they could win every remaining game, mainly because it is a nice-looking run of fixtures, and said that they have found some rhythm in recent weeks which should help them achieve their goal.