Tottenham capitulate again as Liverpool take three-goal lead inside 15 minutes
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    The rot resumed for Tottenham on Sunday after the north Londoners once again fell victim to an early flurry of goals away to Liverpool.

    One week after conceding six at Newcastle, Ryan Mason's side found themselves trailing inside three minutes at Anfield. And the case of deja vu didn't stop there as the Reds found the back of Fraser Forster's net twice more before the 15-minute mark.

    Spurs travelled to Merseyside more than three months on from their last away win across all competitions. And it quickly became clear the drought wasn't likely to end against Jurgen Klopp's in-form outfit.

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    A swinging Trent Alexander-Arnold cross found Curtis Jones in a void at the back post as the Liverpool product volleyed the hosts ahead. Luis Diaz – who was making his first start for the Reds since October – then doubled the lead after an unmarked Cody Gakpo pulled a cross back free of any pressure from the visitors.

    A dismal defensive display went from bad to worse when Cristian Romero fouled inside the box to give away a penalty. Mohamed Salah dutifully stepped up to convert from the spot and make it 3-0, though Liverpool couldn't quite match the Magpies' feat of three finishes in the first nine minutes.

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    It was confirmed after that humiliation at St. James' Park that the Spurs squad would be forking out to help reimburse fans who travelled to the northeast for the 6-1 defeat. And some social media spectators were wondering if another mass refund was en route given the sub-standard showing at Anfield.

    Mason's men were described as 'useless' and 'a joke of a team' on Twitter, while numerous supporters shared sympathy for talisman Harry Kane: "It's sad watching Kane week in and week out in this Spurs team."

    It quickly became apparent to certain spectators just how effective Diaz was in his return to the XI after more than six months on the sidelines. "Diaz has been injured for most of the season, comes back and still scored another league goal before Richarlison gets his first for Spurs," jested one fan.

    Kane did manage to pull one back for the guests before half-time, volleying past Alisson Becker after Ivan Perisic's cross found the England captain in acres of space. Still, the strike struggled to make up for the disastrous start made by Spurs, all but ending any hope of a top-four finish after Manchester United beat Aston Villa 1-0 earlier on Sunday thanks to a Bruno Fernandes decider.


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