All the best bits as Liverpool hammer Spurs

Liverpool put their loss to Man City behind them with an impressive 3-0 victory over Tottenham at White Hart Lane this afternoon.

Goals from Raheem Sterling, Steven Gerrard and Alberto Moreno secured an emphatic victory over Pochettino’s side, bringing back memories of last season’s 9-0 aggregate victories over the north London outfit.

Mario Balotelli enjoyed a good start to life at Liverpool with an impressive debut, which included enough chances to bag a hat-trick.

Spurs just couldn’t cope with Liverpool’s ruthless attacking threat, and inevitably paid the price for some sloppy defending at times to hand their visitors all three points.

Here are all the best bits from White Hart Lane this afternoon…

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Liverpool’s perfect start

Sterling celebrates goal v Tottenham

Liverpool got off to brilliant start at White Hart Lane, with Balotelli going close with a header at the back post before Raheem Sterling gave the Reds the lead with a tap in past Lloris.

It was a goal reminiscent of Liverpool’s lethal attacking play last season. Sturridge played in Henderson to the Spurs box and the England midfielder played a perfect cross goal pass for Sterling to tap home…

Mario Balotelli’s woeful miss


It’s fair to say Mario Balotelli could have had a hat-trick within half-an-hour of his Liverpool debut, but a mixture of bad luck, good goalkeeping and terrible shooting put paid to that. But he biggest, and easiest, chance can on the half hour mark when Hugo Lloris made a hash of his clearance and Balotelli had an open goal to aim at from 30 yards out. But his effort was pretty much miss-kicked and it flew about 30 yards wide instead. He’ll get stick for that, but you can’t help but feel he’ll make up for it elsewhere…

Gerrard’s sloppy first half


Steven Gerrard looked a shadow of his former self in the first half, with a number of his trade mark ball spraying going all over the place.

He’s a Liverpool legend, no doubt about that, but he isn’t immune to criticism from Reds fans who clearly admitted he was one of the weak links in Liverpool’s first half at White Hart Lane.

Alberto Moreno’s first Liverpool goal

Alberto Moreno celebrates goal v Sours Alberto Moreno may have been partly to blame for Man City’s first goal last Monday, but he certainly made up for it with wonderful solo goal at White Hart Lane. He dispossesed Andros Townsend on the half way line and then galloped all the way in to the Spurs box before smashing low and hard with his left foot past Hugo Lloris. A superb way to open your account for your new club…

Liverpool’s all round performance


Liverpool developed a reputation of being an attractive attacking side last season, and they backed that up superbly at White Hart Lane with a ruthless performance to see off Tottenham. They’ve now scored 12 goals without reply in their last thee meetings with Spurs, and their performance this afternoon was thoroughly deserving of three points…