Wijnaldum, Mane and an improved defence: 5 talking points from Liverpool 2-0 Tottenham

 11 February 2017

Liverpool secured a vital win against top four rivals Spurs in a game which included a number of impressive individual performances in red.

Liverpool 2-0 Tottenham

Premier League, Anfield
February 11, 2017

Goals: Mane 16’, 19′

Mane on fire

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, February 11, 2017: Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates scoring the first goal against Tottenham Hotspur during the FA Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

If there were questions as to whether Sadio Mane’s African Cup of Nations disappointment would affect his club form, then his performance here provided the answers.

He scored both goals inside two minutes of each other – his 10th and 11th of the season – and was a general menace to the opposition defence throughout the game

The Senegalese attacker regularly found himself playing as the main striker, drifting in from the wing to take the space vacated by Firmino.

It was a return of the fluid system which had worked so well earlier in the season, and it was encouraging to see it back in full flow.

Mane was full of pace and invention, with a backheel to Coutinho down the left channel almost brought his side another goal.

For a ten-minute spell in the first half Spurs’ keeper Hugo Lloris must have thought the players in front of him had given up, as Mane searched for his hat-trick and shots rained down on the Frenchman’s goal.

He didn’t manage to get his hat-trick and was replaced by Trent Alexander in injury time, but he contributed massively to the win.

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