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EFL Cup 2016/17: Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur: 5 Talking Points

We take a look at the major talking points from last night's game which saw Liverpool advance the Tottenham's expense.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25:  Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool celebrates scoring his sides second goal with his team mates during the EFL Cup fourth round match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on October 25, 2016 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
Liverpool booked a place in the quarterfinals of the EFL Cup thanks to a 2-1 victory over Spurs

Liverpool had to work hard in the latter stages to book their place in the quarterfinals of the EFL Cup as the Reds overcame Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on Tuesday night. The Merseysiders emerged victorious with a 2-1 scoreline as a double from Daniel Sturridge on both sides of the half made all the difference despite Vincent Janssen reducing the deficit from a spot kick.

The Anfield club made 11 eleven changes from their win over West Brom at the weekend whereas their London opposition made 10 as both the managers entrusted their second choice options and teenagers to do the job.

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There were many strong tackles in the game as both the teams complained to the referee, Jon Moss, incessantly about them. Let's take a look at the 5 talking points from the game that went to Jurgen Klopp's way:


#1 Daniel Sturridge forces his way back into Klopp’ plans

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the EFL Cup fourth round match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on October 25, 2016 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
Daniel Sturridge scored a brace to give his morale a huge boost after a difficult start

The Liverpool forward scored a brace to give them a place in the quarterfinals as this game was a must for Sturridge to make an impression. Klopp has gone for Roberto Firmino as the lone forward in the big games but Sturridge proved his worth yet again as he finished both his chances with supreme precision.

This was his eighth goal in six matches in the EFL Cup for the Reds as the 26-year-old is scoring for fun in the knockout tournament. Liverpool's fastest ever player to reach 50 goals, Sturridge has the potential to be one of the league's best and with a brace against fellow title contenders, Spurs, Jurgen Klopp has been given a headache of who to choose to lead the line.

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