Jurgen Klopp’s charges snatched a last gasp winner against third placed Tottenham through a 90th-minute Toby Alderweireld own goal. Liverpool’s win took them back to the top of the summit in the English Premier League after Manchester City’s win on Saturday. Although they had to wait till the last minute, Liverpool are now fully back in the EPL title race. And we are in for a show for these last few weeks of the season. Anyways, as Liverpool enjoys their return to the summit, let’s look at 5 lessons we learnt from their win.
- The Title Race is Still Strong
As at this time last season, it was clear that champions Man City will win the title. But this year is a whole different plate of beans. There has been a cat-and-mouse type struggle for the number one position since the turn of the year. With Liverpool winning technically their most difficult fixture left yesterday, all focus will return to City – and how they will respond. All in all, we are sure to see some drama for the title as the season comes to an end.
- Saint Totteringham’s day seems imminent
Yesterday’s defeat leaves Tottenham in a wrong position. They have now not won a game in 5 matches – for the first time in almost 8 years and are in danger of missing out on the top four. If their north London rivals, Arsenal wins their match today, Tottenham will be down to fourth position and on the same points with the rising Manchester United. With Chelsea also lurking closely behind, there is a real chance that Tottenham will finish outside the top four. And Arsenal fans will celebrate “saint Totteringham’s Day” once again.
- Liverpool are on edge
The atmosphere at Anfield during yesterday’s match said it all. Liverpool are nervous – fans and players alike. Also, the sloppy play by Liverpool after they first took the lead up until the equalizer showed that the title race is making them on edge. Luckily, they ran out eventual winners of the day and the following celebrations displayed just how much the race is getting to them.
- Lucas Moura Should Start More
In a quite underwhelming first half for Tottenham, their only shining light was in form of the Brazilian forward. He came in to replace Heung-Min Son for yesterday’s match and with his performance made a very impressive argument on why he should start more games. Yeah, he got the equalizer too.
- Alisson may just pull a Karius
In yesterday’s match, Liverpool’s goalie, Alisson Becker appeared quite jittery all through. After his mistake before the international break at Fulham, we thought he’d have his game together by now but it didn’t look like it. He instead displayed the same jittery movements from two weeks ago and frankly, liverpool’s fans are worried. Hopefully, he doesn’t pull a Karius moment and cost Liverpool the title in the coming weeks.
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