Raheem Sterling puts Liverpool ahead in the 8th minute and this keeps them in control till half time. When the game resumes Stephen Gerrard makes it two from a penalty spot in the 49th minute but Tottenham don’t seem to respond. Albert Moreno seals the lead in the 60th. Debutant Mario Ballotelli gets three chances to add his name to the score sheet but the keeper saves his shots. Tottenham get a chance through Emmanuel Adebayor only for the striker to lift the ball onto the roof of the net. Pochettino:
We need to learn and improve – today was a very tough game for us. I think the first 45 minutes we competed very well and had some good chances. But the key moment came in the second half – it was a very soft penalty. When you are 2-0 down against Liverpool it is very difficult.