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Liverpool and Elliott turn on style as Tottenham’s top-four hopes fade away

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  • However, for Spurs supporters, this acknowledgment may offer little comfort as their team’s performance led to a fourth consecutive Premier League defeat, effectively dashing their hopes for a top-four finish.
  • Salah’s return to the starting lineup proved influential as he exploited the space granted by Emerson Royal, putting Liverpool in control early on.

Ange Postecoglou- Spurs manager found solace in Tottenham attempting to maintain their identity at Anfield. However, for Spurs supporters, this acknowledgment may offer little comfort as their team’s performance led to a fourth consecutive Premier League defeat, effectively dashing their hopes for a top-four finish. The scoreline, flattering to the defeated side, masked Liverpool’s commanding display as they rediscovered their form under Jürgen Klopp in his penultimate home game.

Liverpool dominated proceedings for 72 minutes until a late surge from Tottenham, led by substitutes Richarlison and Son Heung-min, briefly unsettled Klopp’s side. However, this surge failed to mask Spurs’ overall poor performance, reminiscent of their recent struggles against other top sides. Despite their manager’s attempt at optimism post-match, it was clear that Liverpool deservedly claimed victory, with standout performances from returning stars Mohamed Salah, Andy Robertson, Cody Gakpo, and Harvey Elliott.

Spurs arrived at Anfield with a slim chance of Champions League qualification following Aston Villa’s defeat. However, it became evident that they are not yet at the level required for such aspirations. Despite a bright start, Spurs struggled to cope with Liverpool’s pressure, particularly on the defensive end.

Salah’s return to the starting lineup proved influential as he exploited the space granted by Emerson Royal, putting Liverpool in control early on. Despite some wastefulness in front of goal, Liverpool’s dominance was evident, with Robertson extending their lead before halftime.

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Postecoglou’s halftime team talk failed to inspire Spurs, as Liverpool continued to dominate after the break. Goals from Gakpo and Elliott further solidified Liverpool’s lead, putting the result beyond doubt. Despite a late rally from Spurs, including goals from Richarlison and Son, Liverpool held on for a deserved victory.

Overall, Liverpool’s performance highlighted their superiority, while Spurs’ struggles suggested that a top-four finish is unlikely for them this season.

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