Liverpool 3-1 Spurs: Moments that shaped the win – thank you VAR

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Liverpool, Hugo Lloris

Liverpool, Hugo Lloris (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

A mistake from Hugo Lloris

Liverpool’s second goal was well-deserved, but there is no doubting that it came with a stroke of luck. The goal came through Trent Alexander-Arnold, almost immediately after the commencement of the second half.

Sadio Mane received the ball on the left flank and drove inside the opposition’s box like he always does. Normally, Mane tries to whip the ball around the keeper with venom in his shot. However, this time, he shot the ball on the ground, in an attempt to curl it into the bottom far corner.

The attempt lacked any real conviction, and Tottenham’s number 1, Hugo Lloris, should really have done better to deal with. Instead of holding on to the ball, Lloris could only parry the ball towards the onrushing Trent Alexander-Arnold, who had only just entered the box.

From there, though, OUR SCOUSER did magnificently. Instead of slicing the bouncing ball into row Z, Trent kept his composure. He got on top of the ball and struck it clean as ever, as his shot nestled into the bottom corner, which Lloris left unguarded.

The goal gave Liverpool an added cushion albeit Tottenham’s quick response through Hojberg.

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