LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, February 11, 2017: Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates scoring the first goal against Tottenham Hotspur during the FA Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“That was certainly Mane against boys” – Fans react to Liverpool’s 2-0 victory over Tottenham

Liverpool produced an excellent display to get back to winning ways when Tottenham Hotspur travelled to Anfield on Saturday evening.

Liverpool 2-0 Tottenham

Premier League, Anfield
February 11, 2017

Goals: Mane 16′, 19′

The Reds were searching for their first league victory since New Year’s Eve and they didn’t disappoint as a terrific first-half performance sealed a 2-0 win.

Jurgen Klopp maintained faith in Simon Mignolet despite many fans hoping to see Loris Karius given another chance following a host of mistakes from his Belgian team-mate.

Lucas Leiva also retained his place at centre-back ahead of the injured Dejan Lovren and produced a solid display before leaving the field with a suspected hamstring injury.

Georginio Wijnaldum was given the nod ahead of Emre Can and he produced arguably his best performance since joining in the summer.

He set up Sadio Mane‘s opener and Liverpool then went 2-0 up before the half-time break when the Senegalese winger netted his second goal in as many minutes.

The second half was a little scrappy and a number of yellow cards were dished out but Liverpool had done the damage in the opening 45 minutes and Spurs found no way through.

Here’s how fans reacted to the 2-0 victory on social media throughout the game.


Everyone was talking about Wijnaldum’s pass during Liverpool’s first goal…

“Wijnaldum is smashing it today!”
Serge SL on the forums.


And fans were ecstatic when Liverpool doubled their lead through another Mane goal…

“Mane 2 Spurs 0.”
Arron Tomlinson on Facebook.


At half-time fans were discussing their delight at Liverpool’s positive performance…

“This is the Liverpool we’ve missed. Rampant… excellent… frustrating… completely capable of this.”
Paul Hemnall on Facebook.


And following a scrappy second half, fans were delighted Liverpool were finally back to winning ways…

“Just shows what a difference Wijnaldum and Lallana make in that midfield, they create so much space for the front 3. Glad to have you back Mane. Well played Lucas and Mignolet too.”
Gary Atherton on Facebook.

“A week on the training pitch makes a huge difference, we look fresh.”
Sugar Ray on the forums.

“One day you go on to a defeat against Hull City and the next one you’re completely crushing one of EPL’s hardest teams. Just some Liverpool things, I guess.”
Manuel Lopez on Facebook.

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