Liverpool put on a convincing display on Sunday against the high-flying Tottenham Hotspur to take home the three points with an exciting 3-2 victory.
In-form Luis Suarez scored once and won a penalty for Liverpool while Spurs’ maestro Gareth Bale produced two assists. It was always going to be a Suarez v Bale affair, and this time the Uruguayan came out on top as he was crowned man of the match.
By winning the match at Anfield, Liverpool ended Tottenham’s streak of 12 matches unbeaten and also produced their first win against a side in the top six this season.
Liverpool have been anything but impressive this season but it seems they are on a comeback trail and with the form that Suarez is enjoying currently, they just make a late charge for Champions League qualification. Sunday’s win over Spurs put the Reds in sixth as they edged past their neighbours Everton. And if Arsenal aren't careful, they might just see Liverpool sneak by them in the pursuit of Champions League qualifying positions.
Although the Gunners have played one less game than Liverpool, there are only two points to separate the two teams at the moment and it is vital for Arsenal to do well in their last ten matches if they’re going to beat Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham to a top four spot.
Arsenal and Liverpool both have Reading, Newcastle, Everton, Fulham and QPR left to play. Beside those five, Liverpool will face off against Southampton, Aston Villa, West Ham and Chelsea while Arsenal will have to make sure they get maximum points from fixtures against Swansea, West Bromwich Albion, Norwich City, Manchester United and Wigan.
The chase for those coveted Champions League qualifying spots is set to be one of the most exciting yet with Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and Everton all fighting desperately.
Liverpool still have a mountain to climb but it isn’t impossible and with the little Uruguayan magician in their front ranks you can never write them off. Arsenal will now not only have to look upwards towards Tottenham and Chelsea but they’ll have to guard their rear very closely.
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