Liverpool 3-2 Tottenham Hotspur

Manager reaction:

Rodgers reflected: “It’s a very important win for us. We’re on a great run at the moment and we knew it was going to be a severe test of our qualities and our character against a team in great form who are particularly strong and have been together for a few years.

“For us to get the three points and play like we did, and more importantly show the character, was fantastic.

“All season people have spoken about us not beating anyone from the top 10, then it was the top eight and top six and top four. Today was a stringent test and they came through it.

“We know where we want to be eventually but this is another marker for us in terms of our growth.”

“I am not thinking of that [qualification for Europe]. We know where we want to be, challenging at the top end, but we’re in the business end now, the period where hopefully we can establish that it’s the time to win and really narrow our focus in games. That’s what we’ve been doing.