A huge win for Liverpool away 0-3 win versus Tottenham will surely bring back confidence to a Liverpool team that looked convincingly beaten by Manchester City last week.
It was a miserable day for Spurs at White Hart Lane as their 100% start to the 2014/2015 season was ended by a formidable Liverpool performance that also saw the debut of Mario Balotelli and celebrated Brendan Rodgers’ 100th match in charge of Liverpool.
The Reds are back on the bus on their way to Liverpool with 3 points in the bag and probably not too disappointed about the 3-1 loss to Manchester City last week due to the fact that their arch rivals, who just pipped them to the finish mark in last year’s title race lost, suffered a 0-1 home defeat to Stoke putting them level with Liverpool on points.
Goals at White Hart Lane from Sterling 8, Gerrard 49 (pen), and Moreno 60 made sure Liverpool will still hope that they can run as early title contenders in the build up to the half-way point in the season and moving beyond to that all important stage of the season over Christmas and New Year; stages where Liverpool were top in last season’s competition.
Liverpool’s attacking flair that they so promisingly displayed last season was back to it best after they stepped up their game after last week’s defeat City. Balotelli certainly had a promising debut despite missing a sitter and scuffing a long shot that was the result of a miscued kick from Tottenham’s keeper Lloris.
Despite that miss, the Italian had made Lloris stretch for save early in the game and Balotelli was mostly in the right positions when needed. It was of course his debut match and there were signs of goals to come from the £16 million rated striker.
19-year-old Sterling is also showing promise as he continues to develop. This time he played in a more central position and the Tottenham defence struggled to control the youngster. Playing Sterling in the centre was a sign of just how spot on Rodgers’ tactics were in this game as placing Sterling in the centre obviously caught Tottenham by surprise.
Overall, a great performance from a Reds side that used to struggle in their away games just a couple of seasons ago, but thanks to Rodgers well timed tactics, Liverpool showed a newly designed Tottenham team that there is a lot of work to be done in North London if Spurs want to challenge again for Liverpool’s Champions League spot.