Fans think Roberto Firmino used Harry Kane's celebration after scoring against Tottenham


Liverpool continued their inexorable march towards the title with a 1-0 win over Tottenham.

Jose Mourinho's men were actually much improved, 20-year-old Japhet Tanganga putting in a thoroughly impressive performance on his debut. 

In the second half, the north Londoners also created a host of chances - Giovanni Lo Celso missing the best of them - and arguably deserved a point had they been more clinical. 

Yet there is simply no stopping this Liverpool side, who now boast a 16-point lead at the top of the Premier League table. 

The Reds might well have been thwarted by Mourinho's deep back line, Spurs regularly seating six players in front of their own goal. 

Even in such cases this season, Jurgen Klopp's side have always found a way and on this occasion, it fell to Roberto Firmino to score the only goal of the game. 

Spurs rightly felt aggrieved, Liverpool having wrongly been awarded a throw-in in the build-up when the ball had come off Sadio Mane.

There was also a contentious handball from Jordan Henderson, who engineered the move before passing to Mo Salah from the edge of the box, but a VAR check cleared the midfielder's name. 

Liverpool had been reasonable value for their lead, though, even if this wasn't one of their great performances. The mark of champions, some would say. 

Firmino has a habit of scoring at pivotal moments and after his seventh of the campaign, supporters felt they'd seen his celebration somewhere before... 

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Harry Kane was watching the game from his hospital bed after undergoing successful surgery on a torn hamstring that will keep him out until late April. 

The Tottenham striker may have noticed something very familiar about Firmino's move after he'd opened the scoring - or perhaps the Liverpool forward thought nothing of his own celebration at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. It may have been entirely genuine. 

Those Spurs fans who did notice the resemblance ultimately have far more important things to worry about. The fact the Lilywhites seemed to play to their maximum potential and still couldn't muster a point, albeit against a very, very good Liverpool side, sums up the gulf that now exists between the 2019 Champions League finalists. 

Liverpool have caused Tottenham quite enough agony in recent months without Firmino making it worse. 

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