Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham making up with Janssen who scored late to bring spurs back into tie after Sturridge brace, Liverpool incredible season continue as they outsmarted heavily understrength Tottenham side at Anfield in the EFL Cup fourth round tie. It took just 9 minutes for Liverpool to score the opening goal when Daniel Sturridge scored on a rare start for Liverpool. After that Liverpool always had the upper hand in the game and they finally doubled the lead through Sturridge who beat offside trap to poke home after one-on-one with Spurs keeper.
Daniel Sturridge has now scored nine times in his past eight League Cup appearances, Daniel Sturridge struck twice as Liverpool overcame Tottenham to reach the EFL Cup quarter-finals and extend their unbeaten run to 10 matches. The Reds’ striker was an unused substitute in Saturday’s win over West Brom but needed less than 10 minutes to turn in instinctively from six yards. Jurgen Klopp made 11 changes from the weekend, one more than Mauricio Pochettino, and it was Liverpool who created more in a scrappy affair.
The impressive Divock Origi laid on two clear chances that Sturridge wasted, but the pair combined again for the England striker to be sent clear and slide his second under Michel Vorm’s body. Spurs – who started with eight players aged 23 or under – were by no means overawed but struggled in attack until Vincent Janssen slammed home a penalty when substitute Erik Lamela was fouled. Sturridge curled against the bar with the outside of his left foot late on as Liverpool edged into Wednesday’s draw.
Liverpool 2 – 1 Tottenham Hotspur Football League Cup Match Highlights
- 09′ 1 – 0 Daniel Sturridge scored in just 9th minute of the game to put Liverpool 1-0 as Spurs misery at Anfield continue.
- 64′ 2 – 0 Daniel Sturridge was on hand to score the second after he beat the offside trap and poked home after fining himself 1-v-1 with keeper.
76′ 2 – 1 Vincent Janssen scores from penalty spot to make it 2-1 and gave Spurs 10 minutes to get back on level terms.
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