Here are Alasdair’s thoughts on that first half
That was an end to end first half and it could have been 3-3 at the break.
Liverpool had a couple of early chance that they could have scored from before Spurs really started to find their rhythm.
The midfield trio all getting their chance made an impact on the first half, Harry Winks in particular superb in his defensive efforts and his distribution.
It was his booming tackle in the Liverpool half that won the ball back for Spurs and allowed Tanguy Ndombele play a perfectly weighted pass into the path of Harry Kane to fire home only his second Premier League goal of the season. The relief on his face was clear.
Tottenham should have added a second goal with Son Heung-min and Dele Alli both spurning glorious chances to add to their lead.
Liverpool made them pay with Diogo Jota heading home from Andy Robertson’s cross.
Spurs got away with a couple of iffy challenges. Kane’s overzealous challenge on Robertson might have got a red card on another occasion while Emerson bringing down Jota in the Tottenham box looked to be a penalty not given.
It was an entertaining first half and the crowd were pumped up throughout as the players gave everything.
Whether they tire in the second half is another thing, but Liverpool also played on Thursday night and will not be fresh.
Whoever handles the fatigue best will win this contest.