The Reds headed to Wembley Stadium on Saturday knowing a big performance was required to get the better of an excellent Spurs outfit.
Barring some sloppiness in the final third, it was an excellent display by the Reds, who were always in control against their top-four rivals.
Erik Lamela’s last-gasp effort gave the scoreline a rather unfair look, but three points were all that mattered for Jurgen Klopp‘s men.
This is Anfield’s Henry Jackson believed Gomez was largely “immaculate”, despite a lapse early in the second-half, while his senior partner again made a “huge, huge difference”, according to the Echo‘s Ian Doyle.
James Milner was colossal in the middle of the park, with many viewing the veteran as the standout performer on the day.
At 32, he shows no sign of slowing down – if anything, he is getting better – and The Anfield Wrap’s Ben Johnson praised his experience and nous, saying, “had a load of lovely chats with the ref and managed us through the game”.
Doyle felt he “proved a real pain for Tottenham all over the pitch”, while ESPN FC‘s Dave Usher lauded a “terrific, unselfish performance from the man who makes Liverpool tick.”
Next up for the Reds is the visit of Paris Saint-Germain in Tuesday’s Champions League curtain-raiser, which should be a fascinating evening.