I’m not sure this injury will spoil the party in Liverpool on Sunday. After leading 3-0, the Reds thought victory was far from them against Tottenham after Richarlison’s goal in extra time. But that was without relying on the last achievement achieved by Diogo Jota in the final seconds of the match (4-3).
Enough to drive Jürgen Klopp absolutely insane off the bench. Delighted, the German coach made a high-speed sprint to the fourth official to slam the referee, who remained standing still. But in his motion, the German technician apparently slammed his thigh!
During the meeting, he was punished with a yellow card for protesting. “My celebration wasn’t necessary, but what the referee told me when giving me the yellow card, it’s okay,” Jurgen Klopp explained into the Sky Sports microphone after the meeting.
But the main thing is elsewhere for the Reds boss, who saw his side earn three crucial points in Europe’s battle against Tottenham. Thanks to the exciting start to the match, Liverpool quickly advanced by three goals after just a quarter of an hour of play (3-0, 15). But this was without counting on the amazing recovery of Tottenham, who wanted to avoid at all costs recovering the disappointment suffered by Newcastle last weekend (6-1).
With a goal from Harry Kane before the end of the first half, then from Heung-min Son, Tottenham returned within reach of Liverpool, before Richarlison equalized with a header three minutes into extra time. The Brazilian, convinced that he was within the draw, went to celebrate at Tottenham Park, after taking off his shirt.
But against all expectations, just seconds later, it was Diogo Jota who set Anfield on fire. After a bad cross from former Parisian Lucas Moura, the Portuguese found himself sprinting towards Fraser Forster’s chest, before crossing his shot perfectly.
Hitchcockian screenplay doing the Reds’ line-up work. With this victory. Jurgen Klopp’s men are back against Tottenham, and now sit fifth in the Premier League after 34 days.