Match updates as LFC return to Premier League action

16 September, 2018, 10:59 | Author: Suzanne Horton
  • Danny Higginbotham predicts Tottenham v Liverpool FC

Speaking after watching the Reds defeat Tottenham 2-1 at Wembley, the three-time European Cup victor believes that the intensity with which Jurgen Klopp's side are playing is remarkable, and he has pinpointed the front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane as being especially worthy of praise in this regard.

Winks has to take some blame for Georginio Wijnaldum's header opening the scoring for Liverpool in the first half, as he had not stayed with his man when Michel Vorm badly dealt with a Liverpool corner.

A late Erik Lamela goal made things tighter than expected, but the result never seemed in doubt with Jurgen Klopp's team earning another three points.

Klopp had been concerned about the Brazil worldwide when he spoke to the media immediately after the Spurs game.

"Tottenham won't be happy but because we were so good, it was hard for them".

It remains to be seen which players make the squad for the Tottenham game but the bench we saw against Leicester last time out of Mignolet, Sturridge, Keita, Moreno, Lallana, Shaqiri and Matip is a world away. Fantastic we won all of them, fantastic we improved during the season.

Firmino found the back of the net very early in the game, but his effort was ruled out for offside.


"I am long enough now in this business to know no one plays a flawless season - not even [Manchester] City previous year played a ideal season", he said.

Liverpool released a statement on Saturday evening confirming Firmino was discharged from a London hospital after receiving positive news on the eye injury.

Liverpool begin their Champions League campaign on Tuesday when Paris Saint-Germain come to Anfield.

I had to look at the incident three times, then finally in slow motion to see if there had been contact.

"We have, I'm not sure, but maybe an injury with Roberto". I don't know exactly at the moment, but it's something with his eye.

"It was a free-kick for Tottenham, right?"

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