Ahead of Liverpool’s trip to White Hart Lane, Keith Jowett recalls his top five Liverpool goals at Tottenham.
5. Ian Rush (1990/91)
It was the 4th of November and a day to remember for Rush. The match finished 3-1 to the Reds with Rush grabbing two goals and an assist. His first goal was rather eye catching.
Steve Nicol was racing down the wing as Jan Molby opened up at the top of the box. Molby received the ball and quickly shifted the ball onto his left foot, sending an inch perfect floated ball towards Rush. Rush showed great technical ability as he sent the ball high into the air and over the Spurs keeper leaving him stranded.
4. Fernando Torres (2007/08)
This was a landmark game for El Nino. His goal on the day broke Ruud Van Nistelrooy’s record of most goals by a foreign player in his debut season.
The first half ended with the Reds leading 1-0 after a late Andriy Voronin strike. Yossi Benayoun was striding through midfield as he spotted Torres running on the outside of Michael Dawson. Torres received the ball and went one on one with Dawson. With a quick chop Torres blew by the Spurs centre-back and slipped the ball under Radek Cerny. Classic
3. John Barnes (1995/96)
It was 1995 and Barnes was in the latter stage of his Liverpool career. This trip to the Lane saw the Reds win 3-1 with Digger scoring twice. His first was an absolute stunner.
A ball was loose in midfield, Barnes picked it up and strode towards the Spurs box. He took one quick look then smashed the ball into the top right hand corner of the net, an unstoppable strike.
2. Jon Flanagan (2013/14)
The best game away to Spurs in recent memory, an emphatic win. The Reds had already lead 2-0 after goals from Suarez and Henderson; however it was Flanagan’s goal that stole the show.
Henderson had the ball out wide with his back to goal. He sent a brilliant back heel through Kyle Walker’s legs and into Suarez’s path. Suarez sent in a cross that Flanagan would smash in off the underside of the bar.
Safe to say you weren’t the only one erect, Jon.
1. Alberto Moreno (14/15)
The summer of 2014 was one that involved many new faces. After the departure of Suarez Reds fans wondered if the money recouped from the sale had been well spent. This goal was a strong showcase of Moreno’s attacking ability. At the time many thought we had the next John Arne Riise on our hands.
Moreno stripped Andros Townsend of the ball inside his own half. He then continued to run the length of the pitch smashing a low strike past Hugo Lloris inside the Spurs box.
Saturday marks the 151st time the two teams meet in the Premier League. Hopefully one of our Reds scores a goal worthy of a place on this list.