Liverpool 4-2 Tottenham: Decisive win for Liverpool on Sunday.

Liverpool ran out 4-2 winners against Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

In their Premier League match on Sunday afternoon at Anfield, Liverpool and Tottenham were expected to play close, but aside from a late comeback by the visitors, it did not end up that way. Tottenham was left reeling as Jurgen Klopp’s team turned on the style with four goals. Only two late goals from the visitors might salvage a point in the defeat. Spurs’ resurrected prospects of finishing in the top four were severely damaged on Sunday when they lost to Liverpool 4-2 at Anfield.

Spurs had a chance to get back into the running for UEFA Champions League football after fourth-place Aston Villa’s defeat earlier in the day, but they were soundly defeated by Jurgen Klopp’s team and are now seven points behind. In the sixteenth minute, Andy Robertson scored his second goal of the match, making it 2-0 just before halftime. Mohamed Salah had started the scoring in the sixteenth.

Early in the second half, Cody Gakpo scored the third goal for the hosts. Harvey Elliott then added another, curving long-range drive that was delivered with elegance. In the last 20 minutes, Richarlison and Son Heung-min helped Spurs cut their lead, but they had given themselves too much work to accomplish. Despite Tottenham’s early pressure and dominance, Liverpool was producing the obvious scoring opportunities.

Salah attempted an outside-of-the-boot cross close to the right touchline, but it struck the crossbar and bounced clear. Guglielmo Vicario then stopped the forward’s shot, and Elliott’s attempt to capitalize on the rebound was stopped on the line. After 25 minutes, however, Salah would not be denied. He headed in at the back post from Gakpo’s ball to give the home team a lead that was always going to come.

As the half drew to a close, the affair became increasingly transparent. After Gakpo’s petition for a penalty was denied, both teams launched counterattacks, but none of them resulted in shots on goal. The Reds would go into halftime with the two-goal lead they had battled for despite attempts by Luis Diaz, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Elliott, and Vicario to shoot wide and curly. After Salah’s finish was pushed away by Spurs’ goalkeeper, Robertson was in position to push the ball home from a few yards out.

The 15-minute intermission had no effect on Liverpool’s momentum thereafter. Salah squandered a wonderful opportunity from inside the box just before the score was increased. Elliott clipped a ball into the area, where Gakpo was waiting to drive past Vicario, after tenaciously pinching the ball from Emerson Royal.

Alisson Becker, on the other side, had to make his first stop of the game, squatting low to block a header from Brennan Johnson. The best of the bunch arrived at the hour mark, proving the Reds were far from finished scoring.

Elliott curled a long ball superbly into the upper left corner of the net, rendering Vicario useless and making Jürgen Klopp smile broadly. Spurs’ hopes of rescuing something were scuppered by finishes from Richarlison and Son, but Salah’s miss right in front of Vicario’s goal could have ended them.

Alexander-Arnold also tried a shot from close to the midway line that landed on the net’s ceiling in an attempt to take the stopper off guard. Joe Gomez did enough to stop Johnson from going in, but Alisson was required to block a hit from Richarlison that seemed to be headed in. In the final minute of the seven added on, Darwin Nunez was denied by Vicario, but the whistle that signaled Liverpool’s victory blew immediately after.

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