With the sport seemingly heading to a 1-1 draw after targets from Mo Salah and Son Heung-Min, Firmino produced a second of actual high quality within the 90th minute, powerfully heading dwelling from a nook to fireside the guests to a 2-1 victory.
Though nonetheless early within the season, the end result might show pivotal within the title race, with either side battling it out for the highest spot forward of kickoff. Victory strikes the reigning champion three factors away from its nearest rivals.
There was loads of drama off the pitch, too, as the 2 managers, Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp, had been concerned in a touchline change that seemingly ended amicably.
“I advised him the very best group misplaced,” Mourinho advised Amazon Prime. “He disagreed however that is his opinion.
“By the way in which, if I behave the identical approach on the touchline like he does, I’ve no probability to remain there […] for some purpose I’m totally different.”
Klopp mentioned there was “no argument” between the 2 males at full-time and added that his facet deserved the late winner, particularly praising Firmino for simply his third league aim of the season.
“It was a very, actually good sport from us. It is precisely the way in which it’s a must to play. You’ve got probabilities, you rating the aim,” he advised BBC Radio 5 Stay.
“I like speaking about Bobby’s [Firmino] targets but it surely all the time feels like we’re shocked […] it isn’t that uncommon that he scores.
“He is a top-class participant and he scores targets however he has some issues to do for us which generally hold him outdoors of the field for us. I could not be extra happy for him and for us as a result of it was a high aim and essential.”
Liverpool is now unbeaten in its final 66 league video games at Anfield, but it surely might have simply misplaced that document on Wednesday.
As anticipated, Mourinho set his facet as much as punish Liverpool on the counterattack and his sport plan virtually paid off.
Steven Bergwijn hit the publish and Harry Kane missed from shut vary in a dramatic couple of minutes within the second half, however the customer was left to rue missed alternatives.
“So near profitable, not so near a draw,” added a visibly pissed off Mourinho.
“We missed the possibilities, we had the possibilities, had the sport below management. A draw could be a foul end result so you possibly can think about how we really feel with a defeat.
“Excellent efficiency, after all some errors, some issues to enhance, a really unfair end result.
“At the moment, Liverpool did not appear to be a group that’s champion, European champion, world champion. That distinction was not on the pitch.”
Liverpool took the lead within the first half when Curtis Jones drove into the Tottenham penalty space and located Salah, whose deflected shot looped into the again of Hugo Lloris’ internet.
Tottenham quickly responded with a typical counterattacking transfer completed by Son — like Salah, his 11th Premier League aim of the season — however Firmino’s late header in the end settled the competition.
The 73-year-old is credited with remodeling the membership throughout his profitable reign, profitable a treble within the 2000-01 season.
Liverpool now faces a tricky check away to Crystal Palace subsequent within the Premier League while Spurs host Leicester Metropolis.