After a run of five league games without a win – four of those without a goal – Liverpool moved back into the top four as they discovered their cutting edge in style at the expense of an uninspiring Spurs.
Spurs, who lost striker Harry Kane to an ankle injury at half-time, had an early Son Heung-min strike ruled out for offside before Liverpool’s threat was rewarded with their first league goal in 4th minute of first-half extra time.
Brazil striker Roberto Firmino took advantage of hesitation between Eric Dier and Hugo Lloris to tap in Sadio Mane’s low cross from close range.
Second goal came as a result of a rebound of mane shot that landed in the path of right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold, who made it 2-0.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s scored a goal from 20-yard strike gave Spurs hope but Liverpool were always in control of an entertaining second period.
After Mohamed Salah saw a goal disallowed by VAR for handball by Firmino in the build-up, Mane stole in at the far post to pounce on an error by the otherwise impressive Joe Rodon to secure the win for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Liverpool are now four points behind leaders Manchester City having played a game more.