Premier League 2020: Liverpool defeat Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 to claim a historic 61 points in just 21 matches

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Premier League 2020 Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur Highlights – Liverpool extended its winning streak to climb to a historic 16 point margin at the top of the Premier League table with 61 points off just 21 matches. They defeated Tottenham Hotspur in their backyard with 1-0 win last night.

Jurgen Klopp’s team now have a 38-match unbeaten record in the league. Roberto Firmino’s 37th-minute goal helped Liverpool secure their 20th win of the season.

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The 20-year-old defender, Japhet Tanganga made his debut for Spurs where he faced Firmino early in the game. He successfully blocked Firmino’s shot until the rebound shot from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain struck the post.

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The possession was clearly in favor of Liverpool throughout the game. Dele Alli had the chance to take Spurs in front of the Premier League table-toppers but his shot went high above the crossbar, much to the ease of Alisson Becker.
Jordan Henderson crossed the ball over to Van Djik at the 22nd minute, who further attempted to head the goal into the opponent’s net but was kept out by a brilliant save from Paulo Gazzaniga.

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The Reds were finally able to race ahead with a 37th-minute goal from Firmino. With the help of the efforts from Henderson and the assistance from Mohamed Salah, the Brazilian forward’s beautiful strike provided his side with a 1-0 lead.

Premier League 2020 liverpool vs tottenham hotspur highlights – There was a VAR check which ruled out the possibility of handball against Henderson and the goal was awarded. Liverpool could not capitalize on their chance to increase their lead with Salah’s shot which missed the near post by mere inches.

In the second half of the game, another save from Gazzaniga kept out Sadio Mane’s header to deprive Liverpool of their second goal of the game.

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Spurs gained momentum towards the end of the match but could not level the score in spite of an amazing attempt from Son Heung-min in the 74th minute. Lo Celso also could not score despite Serge Aurier’s perfect cross.

With this win, Liverpool now becomes the only team to have ever registered 61 points after 21 matches in a single season across all five big leagues of Europe.

Premier League 2020 liverpool vs tottenham hotspur highlights – In the post-match interview, Jose Mourinho felt that his team was very close to winning the match and appreciated his players for their competitive spirit against a great team like Liverpool.

Liverpool’s boss Jurgen Klopp said that his team deserved to win and felt that they should have scored more goals than they actually did. He also added later that he was satisfied with their overall performance.

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