Liverpool beat Tottenham 4-3 in a thrilling Premier League clash at Anfield, with the Reds jumping to fifth in the table. Jurgen Klopp’s side led 3-0 early on, but the visitors managed to make it 3-3 by stoppage time. Diogo Jota then won it almost immediately after, causing Klopp to pull his hamstring amid the celebrations!
The media assessed the Reds’ unforgettable victory, with Dominic King of the Mail dissecting a crazy afternoon on Merseyside: “Another one of those normal afternoons, then. You know: the kind where a £60 million striker ends a 22-game goal drought, thinking he has salvaged the most unlikely of points, then sees all his good work undone and the opposition manager pulls a hamstring celebrating.” King went on to say that it was “fantastic drama” and “madness from start to finish”.
David Lynch revelled in watching an absolute classic on Twitter, saying that Liverpool’s Champions League qualification hopes remain slim regardless, but this period is important in terms of rediscovering the habit of winning ahead of next season. Chris Bascombe of the Telegraph felt this was a match that epitomised Liverpool’s season, while Richard Jolly of the Independent enjoyed the latest Premier League classic at Anfield.
Jamie Carragher couldn’t help but have a dig at Sky Sports colleague Gary Neville after Jota’s winner. Luis Diaz and Curtis Jones received positive reviews, with James Nalton heaping praise on Diaz for his influence and Neil Jones loving what he saw from his namesake.
Finally, Nalton is already dreaming of Liverpool being in next season’s Europa League final in Dublin, believing that the table is now starting to reflect their mini-resurgence.