Tottenham 1-2 Liverpool: Mohamed Salah Scored twice before Harry Kane sets up a tense finish

Mohamed Salah takes his recent tally to nine goals in eight games thanks to one fine goal and a gift from Eric Dier; Harry Kane pulled one back for Spurs but they sit fourth in Premier League, seven points above eighth-placed Liverpool who have a game in hand.

Liverpool fought off a late Tottenham onslaught to win 2-1 in north London and reclaim fourth place in the Premier League. Mohamed Salah scored twice.

Jurgen Klopp’s side had suffered shock defeats to relegation-threatened Nottingham Forest and Leeds in their previous two league games, but they got off to a quick start against Spurs, with Salah’s brilliant touch and finish into the bottom corner giving them the lead on 11.

As Spurs came to life, Ivan Perisic had a header deflected onto the post by Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson, and Ryan Sessegnon had a penalty demand after a Trent Alexander-Arnold charge ruled away – but the Reds struck again shortly before the interval due to a gift from Eric Dier.

Salah (40) raced through to chip in his ninth goal in eight outings after the centre-back miscued a headed towards his own net.

Tottenham were sent out early for the second half and were stronger after the break, with Alisson again sending a Perisic attempt over the crossbar before Harry Kane (70) slammed home a stunning drive when passed in by sub Dejan Kulusevski.

Spurs frantically sought another late goal, and Rodrigo Bentancur went close with a pair of headers, but Liverpool held on for their first away win in the Premier League this season, moving up to eighth and within seven points of fourth-placed Spurs with a game in hand.

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