Tottenham’s lethargy wasn’t restricted to their defenders and England midfielder Eric Dier was fortunate to get away with a awful backpass that gifted a chance to Mohamed Salah.
Spurs looked to get back in to the game as a threatening Harry Kane was dispossessed inside the box by Alexander-Arnold before Alisson stopped Christian Eriksen’s free-kick after being brought down by Sadio Mane.
After last year’s disappointing away record in the Premier League, the German will be thrilled that such a trend has been bucked so early on in the 2018/19 season.
But prior to that, the England midfielder had to make do with substitute appears due to his late involvement in the World Cup with the Three Lions.
Erik Lamela pulled one back in stoppage time.
A point wouldn’t have been deserved by Spurs after such an inferior display.
“Tottenham have the quality to strike back and that’s what they did off the corner”.
Writing in his column for BBC Sport, Lawrenson said: “Liverpool came unstuck against Spurs at Wembley last season but I have a feeling that both teams might cancel each other out this time”.
Liverpool head to Tottenham on Saturday for their first real big test of the season.
Firmino almost set the tone after 45 seconds with a goal that was disallowed when Sadio Mane was ruled to be offside, and though Michel Vorm parried away an attempt by Mohamed Salah after 22 minutes, Liverpool struck first behind Wijnaldum.
The second came in the 54th when Mane was able to glide past Trippier.
Salah sprinted through on goal, but he delayed too long, allowing Jan Vertonghen to pressure him into a shot that was too close to Vorm.
Mauricio Pochettino has defended Michel Vorm, insisting his No. 2 goalkeeper was not at fault for the opening goal in Tottenham’s 2-1 home defeat to Liverpool on Sunday.
“After we win at Old Trafford, we lost at Watford and we were bad”, Pochettino said.
Nearly a year after Tottenham humbled Liverpool 4-1 at Wembley, before finishing third, the fortunes of the teams have been reversed. I am not anxious, I promise you.
“We will see, and then we play Paris Saint-Germain-they won yesterday without Neymar and Mbappe, so they can obviously rest players in the league”.
The Liverpool squad has been completely transformed by the spectacle wearing gaffer in the years since and the strength of the subs bench is stark proof of that improvement.