Liverpool (AP) – Liverpool FC and coach Jürgen Klopp have taken the lead in the championship with a last-minute success in the Premier League’s top match against Tottenham Hotspur.
Roberto Firmino secured the 2: 1 (1: 1) victory for the English football champions in the 90th minute. After the success in front of 2,000 spectators at Anfield Road, Liverpool are now in first place, three points ahead of Spurs around José Mourinho. The Londoners had previously remained eleven league games without a defeat.
The Klopp-Elf was initially more powerful and took the lead thanks to star player Mohamed Salah and a bit of luck: a shot from the Egyptian was deflected and landed in the Spurs goal (26th minute). Seven minutes later, Heung-Min Son equalized with the visitors’ first chance. After the break, Tottenham missed the best chances via Steven Bergwijn (Pfosten / 63.) and Liverpool via Sadio Mané (72./Latte) before Firmino decided the game shortly before time.
Arsenal FC, on the other hand, has been waiting for a success for six games. The team of national goalkeeper Bernd Leno came against FC Southampton only to a flattering 1: 1 (0: 1) and remains with 14 points as table 15 in the critical zone. Southampton, on the other hand, climbed to third place with former Bundesliga coach Ralph Hasenhüttl.
The surprising team took the lead after 18 minutes via former Arsenal professional Theo Walcott. The ex-Dortmunder Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang managed to equalize shortly after the break (52nd). After the yellow-red card for Arsenal player Gabriel Magalhães (62nd), the Gunners save the point with luck and a certain keeper Leno.
The former Frankfurtse Sébastien Haller helped West Ham United with a bicycle kick (55th) to a 1-1 (0-1) against Crystal Palace.