Mohamed Salah sends message and Ange Postecoglou sack calls growing as Liverpool beat Tottenham

Mohamed Salah sends message and Ange Postecoglou sack calls growing as Liverpool beat Tottenham

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 05/05/2024

- 18:25

The Reds cruised to victory in Jurgen Klopp's penultimate match at Anfield

Mohamed Salah scored on his return to the starting XI as Liverpool secured a 4-2 victory over Tottenham at Anfield on Sunday.

The Reds went into the game knowing they had consolidated third in the Premier League table following Aston Villa's 1-0 defeat to Brighton earlier today.

And Salah, who argued with Jurgen Klopp during Liverpool's 2-2 draw with West Ham last time out, broke the deadlock in the 16th minute with a pinpoint header.

Further goals from Andy Robertson, Cody Gakpo and Harry Elliott then consigned Ange Postecoglou's side to a catastrophic defeat, even if Richarlison and Son Heung-min were able to net consolations. GB News now takes a look at four observations from the clash on Merseyside.

Salah sends message

Mohamed Salah Liverpool Tottenham

Mohamed Salah broke the deadlock as Liverpool beat Tottenham in Sunday's Premier League clash at Anfield


It's been a difficult eight days for Salah ever since his strop during Liverpool's 2-2 draw with West Ham at the London Stadium.

But his goal on Sunday, and the way he took it, shows there's still plenty of life in the Egypt international.

Salah hasn't been at his best over the past few weeks, which is exactly why Klopp dropped him in the first place.

Yet he remains a vital asset for the Reds and, though he's admittedly lost some of the speed of old, he's still very much a player worth keeping.

Salah caused problems with his movement and also played a role in Robertson's goal. This time around, he's making the headlines for all the right reasons.

Ange Postecoglou sack calls growing

Tottenham Ange Postecoglou

Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou is facing scutiny after his side were hammered by Liverpool on Sunday


Tottenham had a bright start to the season but the way they crumbled against Liverpool, despite a late fightback, will alarm manager Postecoglou and add to his woes in north London.

And some Spurs fans on X want the popular Australian sacked, with the north London giants losing a fourth match in a row after previous defeats to Newcastle, Arsenal and Chelsea.

"Sack ange and bring in Tuchel I’ve had enough of this," said one user.

"Sack the entire team. And Ange," demanded a second.

"If we sack Ange then we can get a real manager," stated a third.

A fourth said: "Sack Ange, clear out the dross and bring in Tuchel."

And another user stated: "If we don’t get rid of ange before the start of next season, next season will also be a waste just like this season."

Klopp still possesses passion

With Liverpool consolidating third, the Reds truthfully have very little left to play for.

Jurgen Klopp isn't getting his fairytale farewell and Champions League football, and third place, is already in the bag.

But that's not to say the German's passion has dwindled. Far from it.

When Robertson struck moments before half time, Klopp reacted by enthusiastically punching the air. If you didn't know it, you'd think they'd re-entered the title race.

It is why he is so adored by supporters, however. Whether successor Arne Slot can bring the same warmth remains to be seen.

Liverpool Cody Gakpo Harvey Elliott Tottenham

Liverpool duo Cody Gakpo and Harvey Elliot bagged in the Reds' straightforward win over Tottenham on Sunday


Liverpool will be pleased by the performances of Cody Gakpo and Harvey Elliott as Klopp's exit rapidly approaches.

Both players are the future of this club and, for the time being, are raw talents rather than the real deal - meaning they can sometimes frustrate due to a lack of consistency.

The way they combined for Liverpool's third goal was encouraging, however.

And Elliott's goal was simply sumptuous, with the 21-year-old curling a stunning effort into the top corner.

That's not to say the old guard are going anywhere just yet, though.

Salah, Robertson, Alisson Becker and Virgil van Dijk are all 30 or over. But their quality means they're primed to play a key role when everything changes this summer.

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