Liverpool made a bold statement of intent for the English Premier League title as they annihilated Tottenham Hotspurs 4-0 at Anfield. A Spurs own goal in the 2nd minute of play by Younes Kaboul put off the visitors from the start, and Luis Suarez then made it 2-0 in the 25th minute as a result of a defensive blunder by Michael Dawson. Goals by Coutinho and Henderson in these second half completed the despair for Spurs and Tim Sherwood.
The win places Liverpool at the top of English Premier League, two points in front of Chelsea and four ahead of Manchester City, although one would have to note that City has two games in hand. However, Brendan Rodgers and Steven Gerard will know the title is a very real possibility. If Liverpool win their last six games, it will guarantee the Premier League trophy goes back to Anfield. Liverpool fans will be hoping for their team to remain focused to bring back the league title for the first time since 1990.
Tim Sherwood will be disappointed with his team, but has already admitted that they have ‘a problem against the top four’. The manager’s attitude is to face up to the fact that his team must improve against the best of the Premier League in order to compete for the Premier League. However, Sherwood does face problems with regards to his position and long term role at the club, so only time will tell whether he will be the man to lift the North London club.
It is a completely different outlook for Brendan Rodgers who looks set to remain at Liverpool after his, some would say, surprising success, at Anfield. He will be hoping that history can repeat itself, as 50 years ago, on the 30th March 1964, Liverpool beat Tottenham 3-1 at Anfield to go top of the league and The Reds went on to win the league.