Liverpool fight back to beat Spurs, go six points clear

Liverpool fight back to beat Spurs

Liverpool recovered from the shock of going behind in the first minute to beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at Anfield on Sunday and restore their six-point lead at the top of the Premier League. Jordan Henderson equalised after the break before Mohamed Salah tucked away a penalty to complete the comeback as Liverpool's marauding start to the season continued. Harry Kane's stooping header after Son Heung-Min's deflected shot hit the crossbar had given Tottenham a dream start in their bid to win at Anfield for the first time in eight years. Tottenham keeper Paulo Gazzaniga made a succession of superb saves to keep his side in front at halftime. Son almost put Spurs ahead with an angled shot against the crossbar early in the second half but it was one-way traffic and Liverpool's pressure eventually told as Henderson fired home soon after — his first league goal at Anfield since December 2015. Tottenham were hanging on but right back Serge Aurier's clumsy tackle on Sadio Mane after 74 minutes gave Salah the chance to put Liverpool in front and he made no mistake. Mauricio Pochettino's side are without a Premier League win on the road since January and have slumped to 11th, eight points behind the Champions League places. After the game, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp played down concerns over injuries to Salah (ankle) and Virgin van Dijk (dead leg), adding that he was pleased with the way his players responded to falling behind. "I loved the game," Klopp said. "It's how to play against a really good side who always have a threat. We wanted to be special in the counter-press and it was excellent."