The Liverpool side that claimed the most points against top six rivals on the road last season, nine from five games, just didn’t turn up at Wembley on Sunday.
No doubt, Tottenham are in good form at the moment and boast one of the most fearsome forces in the Premier League in Harry Kane, but the Reds gave an incredibly poor account of themselves, conceding two incredibly soft, incredibly early goals and not truly recovering until the game was already out of sight.
There was one Liverpool player, though, that did hold up his end of the bargain – summer signing Mohamed Salah, who Transfermarkt value at £36million.
The Egypt international scored the Reds’ only goal of the afternoon, but his influence stemmed beyond that, ranking first throughout Jurgen Klopp’s side for shots on target and chances created while completing the second-most dribbles.
Salah was the one player who made a difference at Wembley, penetrating arguably the best defence in the Premier League. Amid a run which has seen the Reds win just once in the Premier League since August, it seems the African attacker will play a vital role in getting his side’s domestic campaign back on track.