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After Tottenham’s 21-minute humiliation Liverpool is 9 points off top 4 



Never trust Tottenham, ever. If anyone ever needed a reminder, it came in the 6-1 defeat at the hands of Newcastle.

In an ideal world, Spurs would have won at St James’ Park and Liverpool would have been just six points off the top four.
Instead they were shredded by Eddie Howe’s side, who went on a 5-0 run in the first 21 minutes of the clash.

Jacob Murphy scored twice, as did Alexander Isak, and Joelinton added the other for a humiliating match opener for a confused Spurs side who are way above Liverpool at the table. 5 – Newcastle took a 5-0 lead in 21 minutes, the second-fastest team in Premier League history after Man City against Watford in September 2019 (18th minute). Stop.

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 23, 2023

There was never a realistic expectation of Tottenham leaving Tyneside with the three points, but fans still live in hope – but that was quickly erased.

Jurgen Klopp’s side currently sit in seventh place, nine points off the Champions League places after beating Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

Newcastle (59 points) moved up to third on goal difference ahead of Man United but played one game more than Erik ten Hag’s side, while Spurs are fifth on 53 points.

Liverpool have a game in hand against the Londoners and are yet to meet at Anfield on April 30 – win both and Klopp’s men will skip Spurs in the table.

The Reds’ Wednesday opponents, meanwhile, boosted their confidence with a 4-0 win over Bournemouth to leave West Ham six points above the relegation zone.

Predictably, there were many mixed reactions to Spurs’ humiliating collapse:

It’s unbelievable where Liverpool are in the league the insistence of Chairman Bill and all his works that Chelsea are an absolute mess with more players than points we have a situation where Tottenham Hotspur are by far the most sad about the division.
— Neil Atkinson (@Knox_Harrington) April 23, 2023

It’s never a good place to take a favor from Spurs.
— Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) April 23, 2023

I had no idea the government emergency alert at 3pm would be about the Spurs result. — Richard Osman (@richardosman) April 23, 2023

As terrible as this season has been for us, Spurs are here to remind everyone that a painful and/or hilarious failure is *every* season for them.
— Liverpool Offside (@LFCOffside) April 23, 2023

In fairness, Liverpool’s next two opponents are in contrasting form.

— Andrew Beasley (@BassTunedToRed) April 23, 2023

Tottenham’s defense against Newcastle

— Not Game of the Day (@NOT_MOTD) April 23, 2023

The crazy thing about this season is that Spurs will be 3 points out of the top 4 if they beat Man Utd on Thursday. A team trailing 5-0 after 20 minutes against a team that lost 7-0 last month…

— Mark Ogden (@MarkOgden_) April 23, 2023

Newcastle are brilliant, have they been all season??
Tottenham is a disgrace!

How did they become a four-man defender for the first time this season, with Porro at the back who can’t defend and Perisic who is a winger? Find a good manager immediately, not Conte’s partner

— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) April 23, 2023

We know Liverpool must first fulfill their side of the deal, but a helping hand from others is never wrong. But it is clear that Tottenham are not the type to help.


Six more records Mohamed Salah can still equal or beat at Liverpool after climbing the goalscoring charts

Mohamed Salah has six more records to equal or beat at Liverpool after climbing the goalscoring charts

Mohamed Salah scored Liverpool’s winning goal in yesterday’s Premier League win over Nottingham Forest

Mohamed Salah is having another brilliant season in front of goal for Liverpool (Image: Andrew Powell/Liverpool

Mohamed Salah continued his rise in Liverpool’s all-time goalscoring list on Saturday afternoon after scoring three points at the expense of Nottingham Forest with his decisive goal.

Salah has now scored 183 times for the Reds, tied with the same number of goals as Robbie Fowler. Only five players have scored more than the Egyptian as club representatives.

The 30-year-old, who has been accused by some of having had a bad season by his own standards, has scored 27 goals in all competitions this term and is on course to improve that tally further in the coming weeks.

After breaking a number of records during his six years on Merseyside, the former AS Roma winger will no doubt consider other ways to rewrite history as a Liverpool player. With that in mind, we’ve looked at six possible options below:

Most goals in a single season – Ian Rush (47)

Salah nearly rivaled Ian Rush’s brilliant 1983/84 season, in which the Welshman scored 47 goals in 65 appearances in all competitions in his first season at Anfield.

Salah almost matched Ian Rush’s brilliant 1983/84 season, in which the Welshman scored 47 goals in 65 appearances in all competitions in his first season at Anfield.

The Egypt international exceeded all expectations, scoring an incredible 44 goals in 52 games as Liverpool reached the Champions League final and finished third in the Premier League.

Most goals in a year – Ian Rush (44, 1986)

Rush may have scored 47 goals in 1983/84, but his most successful year came in 1986, when he made 44 defensive attempts. Salah’s best year for the Reds was 2018 in which he scored 37 goals to give opposing teams a clear warning of what was to come.

Most goals in a match – (5, five players)

A record that may have proved harder than others to break, although the Liverpool No11 hasn’t been far from equaling five goals in a single match led by five players in the past. Salah scored four goals in a 5-0 home win over Watford in March 2018 in what remains a memorable performance from the striker.

Most Champions League appearances for Liverpool – (Jamie Carragher, 91)

For the first year since he joined the club, Salah’s Champions League entry is in jeopardy. Liverpool have played in each of the previous five seasons in Europe’s elite competition and look set to miss out on qualification after a disappointing year.

With 66 Champions League appearances currently as a player for the Reds, there’s every chance that Jamie Carragher’s long-standing record would be surpassed should Salah stick around for another few years.

Most Premier League hat-tricks for Liverpool – (Robbie Fowler, 9)

Amazingly, Salah has only scored four Premier League hat-tricks since signing for the club. Watford, Bournemouth, Leeds United and Manchester United are the teams that have felt the full force of his attacking play, with a hat-trick against the latter being undoubtedly the most memorable.

Robbie Fowler leads in that department with nine hat-tricks in his Liverpool career, a tally surpassed only by Alan Shearer (11) and Sergio Aguero (12) in Premier League history.

Most penalties scored in the Premier League – (Steven Gerrard, 32)

The 2019 Champions League winner, who fails in this department, has missed each of his last three Premier League penalties. Salah saw his effort saved by Kasper Schmeichel in a surprise 1-0 defeat to Leicester City last season and has sadly followed suit this season by squandering two chances from 12 yards.

His wayward effort against Bournemouth proved costly last month as the Reds suffered a crushing south coast defeat and there was further pain earlier this month after he shot wide again with Liverpool behind Arsenal 2-1 at Anfield.

Salah converted a total of 18 spot kicks for the club, taking him to 14 behind Steven Gerrard.

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