Liverpool’s unbeaten run is under threat after Tottenham took just 47 seconds to score at Anfield.
Harry Kane was first to react when Son Heung-Min’s deflected shot came back off the post for the Spurs striker to head in the rebound.
Spurs immediately set about defending their lead, camping every man inside their own half and frustrating Liverpool.
But as the half wore on the Reds began breaking them down, and would have leveled were it not for the performance of goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga.
The Spurs stopper made a good double save from Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, before tipping Virgil van Dijk’s header over.
He was then equal to a Trent Alexander-Arnold piledriver from distance to keep the one-goal lead in tact.
Spurs had a chance of their own, when Christian Eriksen dragged a shot wide of the post, but it’s all set up for a thrilling second half.
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Liverpool:Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Mane, Salah, Firmino
Subs:Adrian, Gomez, Milner, Keita, Lallana, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Origi
Tottenham:Gazzaniga, Aurier , Alderweireld, Sanchez, Rose, Winks, Sissoko, Eriksen, Dele, Son, Kane (C)
Subs:Austin , Davies, Vertonghen, Dier, Ndombele, Lo Celso, Moura
Mohamed Salah completed Liverpool’s comeback from the penalty spot to ensure the unbeaten Reds went marching on with a 2-1 win overTottenham.
Harry Kane opened the scoring for Spurs with a header in just the first minute at Anfield after ad eflected Son Heung-min shot came back off the post.
The England international reacted quickest to nod past Alisson while Virgil van Dijk, who kept Kane onside in the build-up, was caught ball-watching .
Liverpoolhad to wait until the second half to equalize through Jordan Henderson, who volleyed home his first goal at Anfield since 2015.
From there the Reds smelt blood and bombarded the Spurs goal, with Paulo Gazzaniga pulling off some brilliant saves.
But the Argentine could do nothing from 10 yards after Liverpool were awarded a penalty for a foul on Sadio Mane, as Salah slotted home to secure the poi
Here’s how our man John Cross rated the performances.
Nothing he could have done on Spurs’ opener and was spectator for long periods.
Saw one effort brilliantly saved, caused plenty of problems going forward.
Five talking points
Mohamed Salah took scored his 50 th Anfield goal to giveLiverpoola pulsating victory, and show they have the quality of Champions.
Salah struck from the spot to record the milestone in just 58 games at the famous old stadium, a record which places him behind only Rodger Hunt in the Reds record books, who got to 50 in 55 games.
And more importantly, it showed Liverpool can stay calm and show the mentality needed of any side who want to win the title, as they fought back after a shock early goal fromTottenham.
The London club belied their poor form with an impressive display, led by Harry Kane who headed home a rebound after 47 seconds, when Son’s deflected shot crashed off the bar.
Liverpool struggled to break down the visitors, and when they did, Paulo Gazzaniga produced a man of the match display in goal to deny them.
But they held their nerve, and kept pressing, with Jordan Henderson leveling after the break, and then Salah scoring from the spot when Serge Aurier brought down Sadio Mane.
Here are the five talking points …
It’s all over.
A big win for Liverpool who came from behind to score twice in the second half against Tottenham.
Jordan Henderson leveled Harry Kane’s 47 – second opener with a controlled left-foot finish.
Sadio Mane was then hauled down by Serge Aurier for the penalty, which Mohamed Salah smashed home.
Liverpool make it nine wins from 10, and their unbeaten league run at home stretches to (matches.
Gazzaniga up for the corner. Kane heads it at goal, but Alisson saves. Surely that’s all now?
Firmino off, Origi on
Milner carries it to the corner and is fouled by Ndombele. The referee dishes out a yellow to Milner for an earlier foul, but Liverpool have a free-kick in the corner.
Chance for Rose
Sissoko finds Rose on the left, who skips inside Alexander-Arnold. A chance opens up for the left-back.
But he smashes it high and wide with his right boot. No ****
Spurs roll the dice
Eriksen is replaced by Lo Celso as Spurs go for broke. Just minutes remaining now for them to try and claw their way back.
Ndombele tries an audacious shot at goal fro way out looking to lob Alisson. Speculative at best as the Brazilian catches calmly.
And Gomez commits a foul straight away. Spurs take it quickly, but Gomez shuts down Rose’s cross and Alisson claims.
Salah hobbles off
Salah is now down on the turf receiving treatment and it doesn’t look good for the Egyptian.
He’s subbed with Joe Gomez on in his place.
Sub for Spurs
Aurier heads off and Lucas Moura comes on. He’s got a game-changing moment in his locker, and Spurs need him to produce.
Foul by Alexander-Arnold on Rose and this is a good area for Tottenham.
Rose swings it in to the front post but Son heads it ********
Henderson goes on a surging run down the right, taking on three Spurs players (yes, three!) Before Sissoko barges him off the ball.
The Anfield crowd appeal for the penalty but Taylor says no.
It’s Liverpools’ turn to defend now as Tottenham are throwing men forward.
Aurier wins the corner off Robertson , Eriksen whips it in but Lovren heads clear.
Son then wanders into an offside position and the pressure is alleviated for Liverpool.
Spurs have it in the net as Kane finishes off Son’s pass but he ‘ s well offside.
Splendid ball in from Son from the left which is just too high for Kane. Spurs need to come out and look for a leveller now.
This fixture has had late drama in the past but will we see it again?
Change for Liverpool
Milner is on as Wijnaldum makes way.
GOAL! Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham
Salah makes no mistake as Liverpool complete the turnaround.
It was a clumsy foul from Aurier, who had tussled with Mane before kicking the Liverpool man as he attempted to clear.
Salah then fired low and hard to Gazzaniga’s left, who stood stationary expecting one down the middle.
Anthony Taylor points to the spot after Aurier brings down Mane in the box. Chance for Liverpool to take the lead …
Ndombele enters the book for a tug on Fabinho.
Spurs on the attack now as Alli bursts forward, look for Eriksen who loses his feet and hits the deck. The ball makes its way out to Aurier though, who crosses in search of Alli but it’s too long.
Robertson plays a one-two with Mane and gets down the side of the Spurs box before squaring, but Alderweireld sends it for a corner.
Alexander-Arnold delivers, Son heads it out for another corner, before Salah receives the next one out the back of the box, but fires wide.
Salah is the latest red shirt to get an attempt on goal. He shook off the pressure from Sanchez before his strike but again Gazzaniga was in the right place.
Talk of the devil. Alexander-Arnold receives a yellow card for bringing down Kane. Spurs now with a free-kick out on the left flank – but it’s offside against Kane.
Alexander-Arnold bends a sublime ball into the box looking for Firmino but it’s just out of reach. Some simply outstanding crossing from the full-back this afternoon who is having an excellent game.
Liverpool go close again! Alexander-Arnold finds Wijnaldum, who can’t get a shot away, but he slides in Robertson whose cross is just deflected over Firmino.
The ball comes back in to Wijnaldum who makes contact with his head , but it’s straight at Gazzaniga.
Long throw from Alexander-Arnold and Firmino sneaks in. He helps it towards goal from an acute angle, and it almost creeps between Gazzaniga’s legs.
Liverpool now look good value to add to get another, but Son is lethal on the break. He darts downfield as Spurs mount an attack.
This game is tightly poised.