Liverpool put the previous weekend’s mishaps behind them to take all three points at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Here’s five things we can gather from their 2-1 win.

1. Salah is back

Having only scored one in his last three Premier League outings, Mohamed Salah found his feet again in the capital, scoring a game-winning brace.

The Egyptian King always looked a threat off the right-hand side and between the lines of Tottenham’s defence, where he found himself to open the scoring for the Reds with an exquisite touch and finish. An Eric Dier mistake was then anticipated by Salah leaving him one-on-one with goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, who he chipped to double the lead and ultimately put the game out of Spurs’ reach.

While adding another golden boot to his tally this season may be unfeasible, Salah can still be Liverpool’s star man again if he can continue his form from this weekend.

2. Top 4 should be the goal – for now

With wins against both Manchester City and now Tottenham, it’s clear Jurgen Klopp’s side still have the quality to be among the best. While struggling against teams outside of the European places seems to remain an issue, if Liverpool can perform as they do against the bigger sides, they should find themselves climbing the table soon enough.

Saturday’s game at home to Southampton is a great chance to finish strong before the World Cup break. The Saints may still be without a manager following the sacking of Ralph Hassenhuttl, and it will be the sort of fixture the Reds want to silence doubts over.

While it’s impossible to tell what will happen after the break, still being 15 points behind the league leaders would be an incredibly steep hill to climb to achieve any better than top four, which in itself could be a big ask if consistency isn’t achieved.

3. Nunez continues to impress

Although fascinatingly unorthodox, there’s no denying how effective Darwin Nunez really looks in this Liverpool side. It seems Klopp is favouring him off the left-hand side, similar to how Sadio Mane operated in his time at the club, where he can take players on while still getting into positions to score. The Uruguayan looked a threat, in particular combining with Trent Alexander-Arnold, who found Nunez several times with his cross-field passes.

His assist for the first goal on Sunday helps improve his quietly impressive return of now nine goal involvements in just 830 minutes in all competitions this season, as he grows in confidence playing in a Liverpool shirt.

4. Away trips for Liverpool should feel more confident

Coming into the game, Liverpool’s away form was a big question. Remarkably, Sunday marked the Reds’ first victory on the road this season.

To get it at a ground like Tottenham’s, which has become notable as having one of the best atmospheres around, says a lot about what Liverpool’s character can be. The pressure they were under for the last 20 minutes also backed this, where Klopp’s men stood strong to withhold the Spurs’ attack.

Whether they can carry this into other away games is another question, but confidence can be taken from a big three points in North London.

5. Defence or attack of Trent?

Like the rest of Liverpool’s team, Alexander-Arnold’s defensive game has been put under the spotlight like never before this season. The Scouser has taken a lot of stick during the past few months, and has certainly looked shaky when on the back foot. He was called into action several times on Sunday, and was the culprit of a controversial shove in the box on Ryan Sessegnon, which arguably could have resulted in a penalty.

Despite this, on the ball he looked far more confident. An 83% pass accuracy from 42 attempts in the first half showed off his superb range, which he may need to take to Qatar if Gareth Southgate opts to utilise him amidst England’s injury troubles.