Two first half goals proved just enough for Spurs who will now look to take the momentum from this result into Saturday’s all-London clash against Fulham.
Yet again, it was the same old tale for the Reds, who, dogged by their sluggishness at the beginning stages of the game slipped to a two-goal deficit in as early as the 16th minute.
Poor refereeing decisions notwithstanding, strange choice of playing 11 came back to haunt Brendan Rodgers as he watched helplessly at the sideline, with his heart in his mouth, as Liverpool put up a valiant fight to wrestle back the control of the game from Andre Villas-Boas’ men.
Going on a post-match rant about referee Phil Dowd’s performance, Rodgers steered clear of explaining the controversial selection of Stewart Downing at left back.
Anyway, here are the Liverpool player ratings from the encounter at North London.