Liverpool morning news, Reds 'send a message', more reaction to Spurs hammering

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Some of the key stories, in particular reaction to Liverpool's win at White Hart Lane on this Monday morning.

Unsurprisingly a lot of the news involving Liverpool this morning involves their 5-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane yesterday as Liverpool remain second with the gap at the top of the table down to two points.

Midfielder Jordan Henderson has said the performance and result was a message to the rest of the league.

Henderson scored one of the goals in the 5-0 win, and told the Liverpool Echo that was one area he needed to improve.

‘One thing we’ve talked about is our away form. At home we’ve been pretty good, but away we’ve been a bit disappointed with our performances.

‘To come here and put on a great performance and get a result against a team like Spurs will do the team’s confidence the world of good and it sends out a message.

‘I know I need to chip in with more goals. It was nice to get one today and hopefully I can keep getting in the right areas and keep finishing them off.’

Manager Brendan Rodgers hailed the performance as ‘the most complete’ during his reign at Anfield.

Though despite Liverpool being in hot pursuit of Arsenal at the top of the table, and some of the papers making a lot of Rodgers ‘dreaming of the title’ the Liverpool boss remains coy about talking up the Reds chances of being crowned champions for the first time in 24 years.

He said: ‘Obviously I didn’t come here to be fourth, or third, or second. I want to win. But we’ve got to be realistic as well. We were eighth before I came in, and seventh last year. But if we can stay clear of injuries, and continue to improve our football, then let’s see where it takes us.’

Ex-midfielder Jamie Redknapp said Liverpool looked fresh in his column for the Daily Mail, and said their football ‘made Spurs look like weightlifters trying to catch pigeons.’

‘Every Liverpool player looked comfortable. It’s remarkable that they lost their last away game 3-1 at Hull.

‘Brendan Rodgers has tricky clashes at Manchester City and Chelsea to come that will tell us how serious this side’s title ambitions are. But with Suarez and after this 5-0 rout, they have nothing to fear.’

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