Five lessons learned from Liverpool's demolition of Spurs

A phenomenal performance saw Liverpool hammer Tottenham 4-0, moving to the top of the league and with Luis Suarez looking the best player in the world.

There's a fear factor at Anfield for visitors

With the Reds fans in full voice and just happy to be along for the ride in this title challenge, Anfield seems to be once more a place where opponents fear to come. Luis Suarez and co look to be enjoying their football, and given the success and entertainment value they offer, everyone within the stadium is optimistic and positive in favour of the home team. With Liverpool smashing teams to bits left, right and centre, Spurs looked rightfully terrified and unable to cope.

Liverpool, and their defence, were anything but overawed by the occasion

Given Tim Sherwood's attempts to unsettle the Liverpool team earlier in the week, there was some uncertainty of anything the Spurs boss suggested may happen would in fact occur. If anything it inspired Brendan Rodgers' players to an even higher level of football, and they were full of the superb pressing and control of the ball that saw them destroy Tottenham in December - on top of that, the Liverpool defence had its best game for months, with every player outstanding.

Suarez has been the best player in world football this season

Remember, the Uruguayan missed five games at the start of the season. Since his return to the Liverpool team at the end of the September, Suarez has a world class 29 goals in 27 league games, not to mention a superb 20 assists. It's marginally better than Ronlado's 28 goals in 27, Messi's 23 in 24, Ibrahimovic's 25 in 30, and Diego Costa's 25 in 30 - plus he has more assists than ANY of them. To put it simply, Suarez is at the top of that rather illustrious pack when it comes to the very best, and against Spurs, he was once again at his very best.

Raheem Sterling looked like a world beater

The young England winger looked every inch a world class player, as he took turns with Luis Suarez at running rings around the Spurs defence. Full of flicks, dangerous running, and outstanding passes, Rodgers' decision to use him from the bench in recent games looks like a masterstroke given this showing, and at just 19, Sterling looks like he could be England's footballing superstar. 

They will beat anyone with this home form

It's fair to say Liverpool might just be title favourites after their performance against Spurs. Hammering a team who until recently was a top four rival was the best possible message ahead of Manchester City and Chelsea visits to Anfield, and one thing is very clear, both sides will have to be at the top of their game to stop the Reds from taking all three points in those matches too. Now, the instructions for Brendan Rodgers are straightforward, win the next six games and you win the Premier League.

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