With the sport seemingly heading to a 1-1 draw, the Brazilian ahead produced a second of actual high quality within the ninetieth minute, powerfully heading residence from a nook to fireplace the guests to a 2-1 victory.
Though nonetheless early within the season, the end result might show pivotal within the title race, with each side battling it out for the highest spot forward of kickoff.
The win now strikes the reigning champion three factors away from its rivals, because it laid down a marker to the remainder of the league.
Talking after the match, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp stated his facet deserved the late winner and praised Firmino for simply his third league aim of the season.
“It was a extremely, actually good sport from us. It is precisely the way in which it’s important to play. You’ve gotten probabilities, you rating the aim,” Klopp instructed BBC Radio 5 Reside.
“I really like speaking about Bobby’s [Firmino] targets however it all the time feels like we’re shocked […] it is not that uncommon that he scores.
“He is a top-class participant and he scores targets however he has some issues to do for us which typically hold him outdoors of the field for us. I could not be extra happy for him and for us as a result of it was a high aim and essential.”
‘The most effective staff misplaced’
Liverpool is now unbeaten in its final 66 league video games at Anfield, however it might have simply misplaced that report on Wednesday.
As anticipated, Jose Mourinho set his facet as much as punish Liverpool on the counterattack and his sport plan nearly paid off.
Steven Bergwijn hit the submit and Harry Kane missed from shut vary in a dramatic couple of minutes within the second half, however the customer was left to rue the missed alternatives.
“So near successful, not so near a draw,” a visibly annoyed Mourinho instructed Amazon Prime after the match.
“We missed the possibilities, we had the possibilities, had the sport below management. A draw could be a foul end result so you’ll be able to think about how we really feel with a defeat.
“Superb efficiency, after all some errors, some issues to enhance, a really unfair end result.
“At this time, Liverpool did not seem like a staff that’s champion, European champion, world champion. That distinction was not on the pitch.”
Because the referee blew the full-time whistle, cameras confirmed Mourinho and Klopp concerned in a touchline alternate that seemingly ended amicably.
When requested what was shared, Mourinho stated he had instructed Klopp that the “greatest staff misplaced” and questioned the German’s animated antics on the touchline.
“He [Klopp] disagreed, however that is his opinion,” Mourinho added.
The 73-year-old is credited with reworking the membership throughout his profitable reign, successful a treble within the 2000-01 season.
Liverpool now faces a tricky take a look at away to Crystal Palace subsequent within the Premier League while Spurs host Leicester Metropolis.