Liverpool beat Tottenham 3-0 as Rodgers completes 100th match in charge of Reds
Brendan Rodgers celebrated his 100th match in charge of Liverpool with another comfortable win against Tottenham Hotspur, previously unbeaten, at the White Hart Lane in their Premier League encounter.
Liverpool's new signing Mario Balotelli wasted several chances on his debut but it mattered little as Tottenham lost for the first time under new boss Mauricio Pochettino.
Liverpool, who won 5-0 in this fixture last season, led when Raheem Sterling converted at the far post in the eighth minute.
Steven Gerrard's penalty in the 49th and Alberto Moreno's precise finish in the 60th minute sealed the win for Liverpool, The BBC reported.
Liverpool had scored nine unanswered goals against Tottenham last season, following up the 5-0 success in north London with a 4-0 victory at Anfield, and tore apart a new-look Spurs side which had made a positive start under Pochettino.
Liverpool has since lost talismanic striker Luis Suarez, who tormented Tottenham on both occasions last season, but demonstrated the same attacking verve, which helped them finish as Premier League runners-up in May.
Tottenham boss Pochettino said that they need to learn and improve, and added that it was a very tough game for them. He said that the first 45 minutes were competed very well and had some good chances.
But, Pochettino added that the key moment came in the second half, it was a very soft penalty. He said that when one is 2-0 down against Liverpool it is very difficult.
(Posted on 01-09-2014)