Jamie Redknapp delivers verdict on Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Tottenham

The former Liverpool captain has his say on Jurgen Klopp's side after their 2-1 win over Tottenham

Jamie Redknapp described Daniel Sturridge as the decisive player at Anfield on Tuesday night after Liverpool’s 2-1 win against Tottenham Hotspur.

Sturridge was restored to Liverpool’s starting line-up after the England international dropped to the bench for Saturday evening’s 2-1 win against West Bromwich Albion.

And the 27-year-old broke the deadlock in the ninth minute with a close-range finish after Marko Grujic’s shot was deflected into the path of the Liverpool centre-forward.

The former Chelsea and Manchester City forward double the home side’s lead with another clinical finish to leave Liverpool on the brink of a place in the quarter-final draw.

Lucas Leiva brought down Tottenham substitute Erik Lamela in the 76th minute and Netherlands international Vincent Janssen halved the deficit from the penalty spot to offer Tottenham hope of a comeback.

Former Liverpool captain Redknapp singled out Sturridge for special praise after Tuesday night’s 2-1 win in the League Cup.

“All you can do is do what Daniel Sturridge did [tonight],” Redknapp told Sky Sports.

“He played well, he showed a great attitude and he scored goals.

“He was the decisive player on the pitch.”

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Liverpool are in third place in the Premier League table and level on points with leaders Manchester City ahead of Saturday’s trip to Crystal Palace.

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