Rio Ferdinand reacts on Twitter after Dele Alli absolutely destroys Emre Can

Dele Alli

Even though Liverpool recorded their first Champions League win of the season in midweek, Tottenham arguably came out of Tuesday's fixtures with more plaudits.

Liverpool destroyed a poor Maribor side 7-0 away from home, while Spurs held reigning Spanish and European champions Real Madrid to a 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu.

Two of the Premier League's big boys locked horns at Wembley Stadium on Sunday afternoon, where Mauricio Pochettino's men ran out comfortable 4-1 winners.


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Even though Liverpool had 64% possession, a number of significant defensive mistakes, most notably from Simon Mignolet and Dejan Lovren, saw them drop to ninth in the table.

Dele Alli scored a crucial goal in first-half stoppage time to put Spurs 3-1 ahead, however he provided one moment of pure magic during what was a very good overall performance.

Dele destroys Can

The talented 21-year-old received a pass from Serge Aurier near the touchline and was being closed down by Mohamed Salah from one side, and Emre Can from the other.

There didn't seen to be an obvious way out, but Alli improvised in devastating fashion, pulling off a magnificent nutmeg on Can before bursting away from the German international.

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As you can see in the videos below, Dele left Can for dead after putting the ball through his legs, much to the delight of the Tottenham supporters at Wembley.

In the 81st-minute, with the score at 4-1 and the three points well and truly in the bag, you can forgive Alli for showing off some skill and having some fun at Liverpool's expense.

Rio Ferdinand reacts to Dele skill

In fact, the moment of class was so good that even former England and Manchester United captain had to have his say on Twitter.

Accompanied with a few laughing emojis, the Man Utd legend's tweet read: "Absolute filth from Dele Alli there."

While Tottenham are flying at the moment, Jurgen Klopp's side have conceded more away goals in the Premier League than any other team this season and have major defensive problems.

What do YOU make of Dele's wonderful skill to beat Can? Will Spurs challenge for the title? Can Liverpool still make the top four? Have YOUR say in the comments box below!

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