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Liverpool have extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table to 16 points following a 1-0 victory over Tottenham in north London.

Posted by on January 12, 2020 — Drop A Comment

Jose Mourinho parked the bus for vast periods of the game in an attempt to frustrate the Reds, but Jurgen Klopp’s side were too good for their opponents and deservedly secured their 20th victory of a quite remarkable campaign.

Roberto Firmino scored the only goal of the match late in the first half to add another three points to the Premier League title favourites’ tally.

Liverpool almost took the lead in the second minute. Debutant Japhet Tanganga blocked a shot from Firmino before Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain hit the post with the follow-up.

Spurs were set up to soak up pressure and hit Liverpool on the counter-attack and went close minutes later through Lucas Moura, whose shot from the edge of the box went wide.

Son Heung-min then also threatened the Liverpool goal after dispossessing Jordan Henderson, but this was as close as the hosts came to getting on the scoresheet during the opening 45 minutes.

Liverpool had the first-half’s best chances and went close through both Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane.

And Spurs’ resistance was finally broken in the 37th minute when Mohamed Salah picked out Firmino, who kept his cool and produced an emphatic finish past Paulo Gazzaniga to give Liverpool the lead.

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