In the end, it was a well-deserved 3 points for Liverpool. Incredibly for the champions, this was their first win of the New Year.
Roberto Firmino’s opener was also the first goal of the New Year for the reigning champions. Jurgen Klopp was pleased to grab his first 3 points of 2021.
“Obviously the decisions in the last moments. We just kept going, we had a big, big chance very early with wonderful play and Sadio in a really good position missed the chance.” Klopp told the media.
“I think pretty much the next situation, if I’m right, was the goal Tottenham ‘scored’ – that was the moment when you think, ‘Oh, here we go again!’ But then it was offside, it didn’t count, and the boys just played a really good game. This situation in mind like that, the counter-attack when Son ‘scored’, makes it really tricky to keep the ball and pass the ball in the right moment because in a specific moment you have to increase the risk and we did that tonight.
“We made great runs, scored obviously the first goal in a perfect moment pretty much, scored the goal [and] could go into half-time in the dressing room. We got aware of the struggle of Joel Matip with his ankle, so no chance to play on, so then we tried to tell the boys that it would make sense to do a couple of things again. They did and fought really hard, made a proper, proper fight of it the whole night and I’m really happy about that, and played football. So, good game, deserved win, good.” He concluded.
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