Luis Suarez’s prolific season gathered even more momentum after scoring two and setting up two as Liverpool dismantled a feeble Tottenham at White Hart Lane.
Brendan Rodgers gave him the responsibility of captaining the side and within the first 20 minutes it had paid dividends; the striker netting after a Michael Dawson was caught napping on the ball.
Jordan Henderson made it two just before half-time and the day got worse for the hosts as Paulinho was sent off for a late studs up challenge that left the Uruguayan writhing on the ground.
It was the unlikely figure of Jon Flanagan, Liverpool’s young full back, who scored the third after a well taken finish at the back post.
Suarez hit the fourth as he lobbed Hugo Lloris in the last ten minutes before setting up Raheem Sterling who beat the offside trap and slotted the ball past the Spurs keeper.
Fine finish: Suarez scores Liverpool’s first after Michael Dawson was caught napping on the ball
Tottenham: Lloris, Walker, Capoue, Dawson, Naughton (Fryers 45), Sandro (Holtby 30), Dembele (Townsend 61), Lennon, Paulinho, Chadli, Soldado.
Subs: Lamela, Defoe, Sigurdsson, Friedel.
Yellow: Walker, Dawson, Holtby
Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Skrtel, Sakho, Flanagan, Lucas (Luis Alberto 79), Allen, Henderson, Coutinho (Moses 90), Sterling, Suarez.
Subs: Brad Jones, Toure, Agger, Alberto, Aspas, Kelly.
Goals: Suarez 18, Henderson 40, Flanagan 75, Suarez 84, Sterling 89
Referee: Jon Moss (W Yorkshire)
Unexpected: The Liverpool players jump on third goalscorer Jon Flanagan
Red card: Paulinho’s challenge that saw him be sent from the pitch
Speed: Raheem Sterling tries to round Spurs midfielder Mousa Dembele
Source : Daily mail