Liverpool fend off Tottenham’s comeback, 1-2

Liverpool beat Tottenham 2-1 on Sunday despite a late rally.
Spurs fell to fourth in the Premier League after falling behind early to Liverpool.

Darwin Nunez’s half-volley forced Hugo Lloris to make an acrobatic save as Liverpool’s first half-opening.  The Uruguayan was the busiest player early on, shooting wide after Trent Alexander-cross. Arnold’s

Mohamed Salah scored after 11 minutes when Nunez knocked Andy Robertson’s cross to the Egyptian. He fired from 12 yards out.  Alisson turned a Harry Kane cross onto the post after Ivan Perisic missed it. After that Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg forced a low save.

VAR only briefly reviewed Alexander-shove Arnold’s on Ryan Sessegnon, angering the host.  Salah dinked Lloris after intercepting Eric Dier’s poor header back to him.

Dier headed on an early corner after halftime, but Alisson saved easily.
Perisic’s first-time shot off Dier’s deep cross hit the crossbar. Spurs’ fast second-half start continued with Sessegnon’s weaker right foot, while Lloris denied Salah from close range after a Liverpool break.

Harry Kane scored after Dejan Kulusevski slipped him through on a Perisic free kick.Spurs pinned Liverpool back and Clement Lenglet nearly equalized from a corner.Kane’s flick-on just missed Rodrigo Bentancur in the final minute of regulation. Liverpool won in stoppage time after a disappointing season to close the gap in the top four to seven points.