No away win to Liverpool’s name after five league matches on the road has been their longest wait since the start of the 2006/07 campaign, and Salah struck early to help put that run to bed.
Alisson was provided a scare by Ivan Perišić when the Croatian’s header hit him at point blank range and came back off the post, then was quickly forced into a second save by Pierre-Emile Højbjerg.
Eric Dier was at fault, misplacing a header back to his goalkeeper straight to Salah, who calmly chipped Lloris in no man’s land.
They began to repeatedly expose the Reds’ defensive frailties, but still an equaliser evaded them as Perišić hit the post again from Ryan Sessegnon’s cut-back, Dier saw a header saved, and Harry Kane almost stole the ball from Alisson that would have granted him a free shot on goal.
A minute after entering the fray the Swede teed up Kane, who escaped Ibrahima Konaté to tuck the ball in from a tight angle, notching his fifth goal contribution in the last home five H2Hs. But despite the waves of Spurs’ attacks that followed in a nervy finale for the Reds, it wasn’t enough to prevent Jürgen Klopp’s men from taking home three important points.