LIV
TOT
90+3'
That's it! Liverpool go top with their eighth straight league win! 4-0 v Tottenham the final score!
90+2'
Eriksen with a late deflected strike which Mignolet puts behind for another corner.
90'
Bad to worse for Spurs - they're down to 10 men for stoppage time (three minutes) as Soldado is stretchered off with all subs used.
89'
In fact he's three off breaking the Premier League's 38-game season record, six off breaking the 42-game season record.
88'
Suarez flagged offside. He may not get number 30 yet, but it'd hard to imagine him not reaching that milestone or higher by season's end.
86'
The harmless token Tottenham offense continues as Dawson heads over from another corner.
85'
@curiousdiaz13 says "Liverpool, the team having the most fun on the pitch in EPL this season. #LFCvsTHFC" - get your final comments in the closing minutes via Twitter @liamhappe
84'
Another Spurs corner leads to Eriksen firing over the bar. Some of Tottenham's cracks at goal have been embarrassing, but credit to the Reds defence for keeping them resigned to shooting from distance almost every time.
Liverpool Substitution
82'
 
More technical aggro, but Victor Moses is on for Sterling in the final switch of the match.
79'
A sign in the stands - "Brendan Rodgers: The Carefully Chosen One" - haha
77'
Another half-chance for Chadli, nowhere near the target. Tottenham have mastered the fine art of creating wasteful chances straight after actually conceding.
76'
Suarez, the closest red shirt to getting a supplementary touch, points over to Henderson. It's his goal. If Suarez for one second felt he flicked that into the net, he wouldn't be so selfless on 29 goals!
Liverpool Goal

Right Footed - Bottom Right

75'
 
GOAL! Liverpool 4-0 Tottenham! Henderson's free-kick from the right wing is wickedly driven in and it appears to miss the crowd and stump Lloris!
73'
Flag kick is headed safe and Sterling almost sets Suarez free on the break but again Lloris anticipates well and rushes out of his box to punt away the flick-on.
72'
Eriksen bursts into the final third, Lucas concedes the away side's first corner.
71'
More importantly Suarez has run off that little tweak and Rodgers seems content to gamble on it not turning out to be worse than it seems.
70'
 
Second change for Pool and Gerrard will hit the showers early - without taking a yellow card to fill his suspension quota, as rumoured pre-match - to be replaced by Lucas.
Liverpool Substitution
69'
This has been a day to forget for the Tottenham back line. Pundits have made good observations of how casual they were pre-match in the tunnel area. They've been decent enough at point blank but have made four or five terrible errors in less-pressure scenarios.
68'
ANOTHER SPURS BALLS-UP! Rose almost hands the ball to Sturridge but a one-on-one is denied when the ball clips the striker's heels, allowing Lloris to block his eventual effort!
67'
Doesn't look major but don't be surprised if Rodgers pulls his talisman from the fray to play it safe. With the league title in Liverpool's hands and this game pretty much sown, it would make sense.
66'
Worse, Suarez is hobbling after losing that foot race.
65'
Suarez almost in again, but he has to go around Rose to have a chance at getting in on goal which allows an alert Lloris to get there first.
Liverpool Substitution
63'
 
First Liverpool change with Spurs already using up their three is Coutinho departing to a standing ovation - Joe Allen will get 27 minutes here.
62'
Some more good advanced passing from Spurs but no end product. Chadli fires over from outside the box after struggling to find a way past the red shirts.
60'
Townsend's first contribution is some fine work on the right but his cross, while beating the crowd of defenders at the near post, finds nobody at the far post.
Tottenham Hotspur Substitution
Tottenham Hotspur Substitution
59'
 
And it's Bentaleb making way, along with Lennon, for Andros Townsend and Moussa Dembele.
58'
Bentaleb fires harmlessly over. Spurs are preparing their final two changes, it seems.
56'
@tayotapere says "Liverpool 6 - 0 Tottenham Hotspur my final prediction" - you're halfway there! Keep your comments coming by following @liamhappe on Twitter
55'
 
COUTINHO! 3-0 LIVERPOOL! Nice low drive after bringing the ball forward off a confident counter attack. The shot itself was from a good 25 out. Clinical and confident! Game over surely?
Liverpool Goal

Right Footed - Bottom Left

53'
BIG CHANCE for Liverpool! Sterling breaks through after losing Bentaleb and squares to Henderson, who fires over from the edge of the box with only defenders guarding the goal!
52'
@dad2riv says "Suarez definitely smelling blood in the water. I see another from him in the next 45 min." @taweilim says "2nd half Spurs will try to attack more to get bk into the game & tat plays into Liv game plan for their pacy front men. YNWA" @bajancasper says "liverpool will win this match from barbados"
51'
Soldado outpaces Agger to a long punt forward but has zero support to find a way from the wing to the box - he ends up giving away a goal kick as his attempted pass ricochets off Agger's leg and back onto his.
50'
Just encountering some technical issues at present but nothing major to report - we'll catch up the half-tme Twitter comments shortly.
47'
As with the first half, the hosts are off to a fast-paced start. No early goal to the tune of the first 45, however.
46'
Liverpool kick off the second half.
-
How do you see the second 45 panning out? Send predictions etc to @liamhappe via Twitter, and if you don't follow me already, what are you waiting for!?
Tottenham Hotspur Yellow card

Liverpool

Spurs

45+3'
And that's half-time. Liverpool 2-0 Tottenham, though much of that final 10 minutes of the half will remind Rodgers to ensure his men do not get complacent in the second period.
45+2'
Lennon comes inside on the right-hand byline and there's cries of handball as is cut-back is blocked, but the decision is.. goal kick. Comes back off Lennon last.
45+1'
Two minutes added on. Rose pulls up after winning a free-kick for a shirt pull by Sterling.
45'
Gerrard again allows Suarez to have a pop, but he sends it wide of the far post from 20-22 yards.
44'
Skrtel with a good interception and he sends it directly forward to Suarez and that's a handball from Naughton as the Uruguayan tries to take it past him.
43'
That came after a good spell for Tottenham, too.
42'
Not too much uproar that it's not given but it was awfully close.
41'
ANOTHER Spurs howler at the back when they should have dealt with that and Suarez gets onto the cross... off the bar and onto the line! Did that cross?
40'
Naughton's cross is dealt with, but Liverpool break away....
39'
Soldado... Mignolet pushes it away with both hands. Rose had done well to get to the left-hand byline beforehand.
38'
Bentaleb has a go from distance now, Mignolet safely clutches onto it.
37'
Eriksen, who has caused Liverpool's back line the most work so far when drifting inside from the left, almost picks out Chadli's run inside with a killer through ball well intercepted by Skrtel.
35'
If the result does remain the same, it'll be a good day for Merseyside after Everton's great away win earlier today.
REPORT: Everton keep up Arsenal chase with Fulham victory

Everton beat Fulham 3-1 to maintain hopes of Champions League qualification.

34'
The main aim for Liverpool now will be try to get a third as quickly as possible. As they've proven in a few games, even with a two-goal cushion they can invite a tight finale later in the game. Rodgers will want to put a bow on this fixture ASAP.
33'
Sturridge takes it himself and curls for the near top corner. It doesn't miss by much, but Lloris had it covered. There weren't many other options from that angle, anyway.
Tottenham Hotspur Yellow card

Liverpool

Spurs

32'
 
Sturridge, with options to square it, keeps going forward and buys a free-kick from Kaboul just outside the box, slightly right of centre. Unfortunate to be booked, the Spurs skipper, as he was pretty much suckered in there.
31'
Ian Rush and Kenny Dalglish watching on from the stands.
30'
Spurs have now conceded 23 goals in five and a bit games against the top three.
28'
The super-charged Suarez makes a fool of Naughton on the left and has a cross put behind for another Reds corner.
27'
Spurs with a chance to pull one back! Eriksen picked out by a short pass, unmarked in the box, he takes a touch and strikes at goal but Skrtel with the sliding block!
26'
Suarez now topples Robbie Fowler's club record with his 29th goal of the campaign. And he served a ban at the start of the season!
25'
 
GOAL! 2-0! Suarez! More defensive nightmares and the Spurs back line, still re-organising from the sub, let Suarez in to take it 10 yards forward and hammer a low shot across Lloris.
Liverpool Goal

Left Footed - Bottom Right

25'
 
Vertonghen is not going to return after all - he's replaced by Michael Dawson. Kaboul keeps the armband.
Tottenham Hotspur Substitution
24'
He'll have to leave the field for the free-kick now before he can re-enter the fray, leaving Spurs one very useful body light at the set piece which is central and 30 yards out. Suarez drives for goal... wide and over.
23'
Bit of a delay before the free-kick as Vertonghen receives treatment.
22'
Forward come the hosts again and Siguardsson handballs Henderson's attempt to flick the ball beyond him. He's not pleased with that - felt he could do nothing about it.
21'
Wayward Coutinho pass under zero pressure allows Chadli to stride forward, but he's swamped as he reaches the final third.
20'
He daisy-cutters this one but it doesn't look like his team-mates were on the same page and Spurs clear it with ease.
19'
Another Liverpool corner coming up this time from the left wing.
18'
Soldado gets a talking-to for committing a foul whilst trying to rescue the Spurs possession.
17'
Both Gerrard's corner and subsequent follow-up cross are cleared but Sigurdsson is unable to launch a breakaway. All Liverpool so far.
16'
Now Kaboul has to head a raking Henderson ball behind for a corner with Suarez again lurking. He's been a key player for Spurs after that terrible start with the OG.
15'
Lovely attacking passage from Liverpool as Suarez collects a short attacking throw and crosses for a novel volley from Coutinho which swings wide.
14'
Soldado's first real time on the ball but he's easily marshalled off of it.
12'
Speaking of the right-back, he ghosts past Rose only for Eriksen to get back and intercept his cut-back.
11'
Johnson getting credit for the OG assist, by the way.
10'
After slowing the tempo a bit, Pool pick it up as Suarez collects the ball on the left and almost picks out Sturridge for an open header with a great cross. It's inches above the striker's head.
8'
I was very tempted to make a 'shark smelling blood' joke about Suarez there, but refrained. Doubt that restraint will remain over 90 minutes though...
7'
Almost a second disaster for Kaboul as he lets the ball bounce as it's punted forward, inviting Suarez to press for an error. The defender amends for his error and clears, however.
6'
Chadli and Eriksen combine well but the Liverpool defence clear. First real venture forward from Spurs.
5'
You can imagine how that affected the already-booing atmosphere in the Kop. This is going to be a huge uphill task against the confident Reds now.
3'
One minute and 38 seconds the time of the goal. Basically, Liverpool won possession shortly after kick-off and Spurs immediately went very narrow which made it easy for a killer low ball to come in from the right, leading to the calamity OG.
Liverpool Goal

Right Footed - Bottom Right

2'
 
OWN GOAL! What were we saying pre-match! It came off Kaboul and Liverpool lead 1-0 inside two minutes!
1'
Tottenham kick off the first half.
16:00
Players on the pitch, team huddles, YNWA blaring out from the stands... it's game time! Are you ready?
15:55
@KachmanG has an answer for that... "i'm backing Lloris to score an own goal! YNWA"
15:50
Liverpool v Tottenham has seen more own goals than any other fixture in Barclays Premier League history (8). Who would you back to get an OG today? @liamhappe
15:45
@rigrundfest says "What's happening with Paulinho? Injured? Fallen off the face of the earth? Manager's doghouse?" - @notwildon says "I wish that Tottenham could win tonight to slow down Liverpool. But that ain't happening... Liverpool might win the league" - keep them coming to @liamhappe
15:40
Liverpool fans: Is this the chance the team has been waiting for, to finally secure another league title with their fate in their own hands? Tottenham fans: Would stalling the Reds' chances today be a fitting revenge for that WHL humbling? Let me know what you think of that and anything else on the game by following me on Twitter and tweeting your comments to @liamhappe - we'll publish a few, even!
15:35
Tim Sherwood: "I think (Liverpool) have a real chance (of winning the league). It all depends on how they can hold their nerve, how many players they've got within their squad who have done it previously. Obviously Man City and Chelsea would have to be favourites because of the players they've got who have actually crossed that line and done it previously. But Liverpool have gone from 7th last year and now they must be believing, with eight or nine games left, that they can actually win this."
15:30
Brendan Rodgers: "In terms of management this will have been my fifth season but I've been stood on the touchline for 20-odd years and this year I have been able to put into practise what I have been working on for many years. Although there is still a lot for me to learn, it is not as if I am new to it. Other squads have much greater depth and maybe better individuals than us but we are showing we are developing and we are looking to put something in place not just for one season."
15:25
When these two sides clashes at White Hart Lane in December, it was the end of Andre Villas-Boas at the Spurs helm. Will this one be as one-sided or are Tottenham geared for sweet revenge just as Liverpool can see the league trophy in the distance?
Premier League - Suarez inspires Liverpool to record defeat of 10-man Spurs

Luis Suarez inspired Liverpool to a record 5-0 home defeat of 10-man Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

15:20
LIVERPOOL: Mignolet, Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Flanagan, Henderson, Gerrard, Coutinho, Suarez, Sturridge, Sterling. Subs: Jones, Allen, Aspas, Sakho, Lucas, Cissokho, Moses. /// TOTTENHAM: Lloris, Naughton, Kaboul, Vertonghen, Rose, Bentaleb, Sigurdsson, Lennon, Chadli, Eriksen, Soldado. Subs: Friedel, Dawson, Dembele, Sandro, Townsend, Winks, Kane.
15:15
Hello and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE Premier League matchcast as Liverpool welcome Tottenham Hotspur to Anfield. Team news will follow very shortly!

Starting Line-ups

Liverpool
Tottenham Hotspur
    • 22
      Mignolet
    • 38
      Flanagan
    • 5
      Agger
    • 37
      Skrtel
    • 2
      Johnson
    • 10
      Coutinho
    • 8
      Gerrard
    • 14
      Henderson
    • Luis Suárez
    • 15
      Sturridge
    • 31
      Sterling
Team Manager:  Brendan Rodgers
    • 9
      Soldado
    • Lennon
    • 22
      Chadli
    • 23
      Eriksen
    • 42
      Bentaleb
    • Sigurdsson
    • Naughton
    • 4
      Kaboul
    • 5
      Vertonghen
    • 3
      Rose
    • 1
      Lloris
Team Manager:  Mauricio Pochettino
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
S. Mignolet 0 4 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
G. Johnson 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 90
D. Agger 0 0 0 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
M. Skrtel 0 0 0 3 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
J. Flanagan 0 1 0 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. Henderson 1 0 1 57 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 90
S. Gerrard 0 0 0 46 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 70
P. Coutinho 1 0 1 49 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 64
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Luis Suárez 1 0 2 29 2 0 3 2 0 0 0 90
D. Sturridge 0 0 1 21 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 90
R. Sterling 0 0 0 44 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 83
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
H. Lloris 0 2 4 9 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
D. Rose 0 0 0 1 4 0 1 2 0 0 0 90
Y. Kaboul 0 0 0 3 5 0 2 1 1 0 0 90
K. Naughton 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
J. Vertonghen 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 24
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
N. Chadli 0 0 0 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
G. Sigurdsson 0 0 1 48 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 90
C. Eriksen 0 0 1 41 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 90
A. Lennon 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 60
N. Bentaleb 0 0 1 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 60
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
R. Soldado 0 0 1 17 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 89
View Comments (5)