Liverpool destroy Spurs (again) to go top of the Premier League

Premier League
Sunday 30 March 2014 - 4:00 pm
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Liverpool destroyed Spurs at Anfield to go top of the Premier League for the first time since Christmas Day.

Before the game Tim Sherwood admitted he had been 'too scared' to re-watch the 5-0 demolition that Liverpool handed out at White Hart Lane earlier this season.

Shame that. He may have learned something.

There will be plenty of time to conquer his fears next season when he isn't a Premier League manager.

Liverpool signalled their intent from the first whistle. The reds harried Spurs - Eriksen was exposed on the wing, Johnson sent a ball across the face of goal and under pressure Kaboul put the ball into his own net.

LFC ahead after just 98 seconds.

The reds dominated the first half, a second goal was well overdue by the time it arrived in 25th minute. Luis Suarez peeled away from the Spurs 'defence' and with a glorious hit into the bottom corner grabbed his 29th league goal of the season.

It broke Liverpool's record of 28 goals Premier League goals in one season - set by Robbie Fowler and with another 6 games still left to play.

Not bad.

Suarez probably could have added number 30 but his header was met with a great reaction save from Hugo Lloris.

Second half - more of the same.

Phil Coutinho giving the reds the three goal cushion with the goal of the game - a right footed shot that was driven low - through opponents legs - and into the Kop goal.

It was yet another Anfield goal-fest. Tim Sherwood could only look on from the directors box. The lack of fight in his players was well reflected in his grimace. Rodgers punched the air in delight on the touchline.

20 minutes further passed before Jordan Henderson smashed a free kick into the net in front of the Kop. Initial thoughts that it may have touched Luis Suarez were waved away by the Urugayan - he was amongst the first to congratulate one of the stars of Liverpool's season.

4-0 to LFC. Another Anfield demolition job.

Liverpool go two points clear at the top of the league and now have 86 goals.

It was Rodgers' 50th competitive win for the club, and Liverpool set a new record for number of games in which a team has scored 4 goals. We've done it on 11 occasions now.

Liverpool move past 71 points, and now have an 8 point gap over Arsenal who are 4th. The reds look increasingly likely that a top three place will be cemented this season.

But make no mistake, Liverpool are in with a real chance of going all the way.

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