Liverpool took a 1-0 lead into half-time in their clash with Tottenham on Saturday, with a James Milner penalty the difference between the two sides.
The visitors were dominant for most of the opening 45 minutes, and should have taken the lead early on but Philippe Coutinho saw his effort saved by Michel Vorm when he really should have scored.
Vorm was a busy man soon after as he was forced to race out twice from goal to deny Sadio Mane, while Spurs were forced to replace Kyle Walker.
The England international had been suffering with an illness prior to the game, and had to come off with Vincent Janssen coming on as Mauricio Pochettino shuffled his pack.
However, it didn’t work as Liverpool continued to threaten and eventually broke the deadlock just before half-time.
Goal. Milner scores. 1-0. pic.twitter.com/YZPh96TGv8
— ? (@TouchlineBling) August 27, 2016
Erik Lamela brought down Roberto Firmino in the box, and as seen above, courtesy of @TouchlineBling, Milner stepped up and fired past Vorm to open the scoring.
Pochettino will need to see much more from his team after the interval, as Liverpool certainly deserve their lead and their aggression and desire could make this an easy away day in north London if the tempo and commitment from Spurs doesn’t change.