Luis Suarez scored twice as Liverpool dominated 10-man Tottenham to move second in the Premier League table.

The Uruguayan's 16th goal of the season took him past the total for the whole Spurs side when he found the bottom corner from Jordan Henderson's flick.

Philippe Coutinho hit the bar before the excellent Henderson volleyed in.

Paulinho was then sent off for a high kick on Suarez before goals from Jon Flanagan, Suarez and Raheem Sterling completed Spurs' humiliation.

We could have scored more - Rodgers

Liverpool were without injured skipper Steven Gerrard, who last week joined Daniel Sturridge on the treatment table, but they could have easily scored more as they took control early on and never let it slip against a poor Tottenham team, who did not have a shot on target.

This was Liverpool's first victory in seven visits to White Hart Lane, while Tottenham ended a five-game unbeaten run with another disappointing display in front of their home fans.

Andre Villas-Boas's side have now won just one of their last six matches at White Hart Lane and they must seek to overturn that form if they are to establish themselves as Champions League contenders, let alone fight for the Premier League title.

More prominently, this result will lead to further questions about the Portuguese coach's future having already fielded them after a 6-0 loss at Manchester City last month.

Spurs came up against a Brendan Rodgers side led by the irrepressible Suarez, who took his amazing scoring run to 14 goals in eight Premier League games and 17 overall this season.

Record breakers

  • The 5-0 win over Tottenham represented Liverpool's biggest ever win at White Hart Lane

But the South American, who was captain for the day, was ably supported by the effervescence of Henderson and Sterling, who tore shreds out of Kyle Naughton before the Spurs left-back was replaced at half-time.

Henderson has had his critics at Anfield but appears to be finding consistent form now and he played his part in the opener after almost being played in by Suarez.

But with Michael Dawson sliding in to intercept, the Premier League's top scorer collected the loose ball, danced around Kyle Walker and slotted into the bottom corner.

Suarez, Coutinho and Glen Johnson all went close to doubling the lead before the half hour, with Nacer Chadli heading over from an isolated Spurs attack, but the visitors went 2-0 up before the break with Sterling involved again.

His raking ball from the right found Coutinho, who touched the ball to the onrushing Henderson. His first shot was saved, but then after Hugo Lloris could only push Suarez's effort up into the air, Henderson volleyed in.

Result my responsibility - Villas-Boas

Roberto Soldado, who retained his place after a midweek hat-trick against Anzhi Makhachkala, then had the ball in the net but referee Jonathan Moss believed the Spaniard fouled Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet after a poor touch by the Belgian.

As the half-time whistle blew boos echoed around White Hart Lane, reflecting a woeful first period for the hosts.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Ezekiel Fryers came on for Naughton but Spurs could not contain Sterling, whose cross was headed against the post by Mamadou Sakho from only two yards out.

And a nightmare afternoon for Spurs continued when Paulinho received his marching orders for a high foot, which connected with Suarez's chest.

A sign of how dominant Liverpool were came when Flanagan smashed in off the bar for his first Liverpool goal, before Suarez chipped in and Sterling steered home a crisp shot.

Liverpool's squad might not be as strong as some of the other title contenders but when they play like this they will not fear upcoming games against Manchester City and Chelsea before the year is out.

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Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Tottenham Hotspur

  • 25 Lloris
  • 02 Walker Booked
  • 16 Naughton (Fryers - 45' )
  • 19 Dembélé (Townsend - 61' )
  • 15 Capoue
  • 20 Dawson Booked
  • 07 Lennon
  • 30 Sandro (Holtby - 30' Booked )
  • 09 Soldado
  • 08 Paulinho Dismissed
  • 21 Chadli

Substitutes

  • 11 Lamela
  • 14 Holtby
  • 17 Townsend
  • 18 Defoe
  • 22 Sigurdsson
  • 24 Friedel
  • 35 Fryers

Liverpool

  • 22 Mignolet
  • 02 Johnson
  • 38 Flanagan
  • 21 Lucas (Luis Alberto - 79' )
  • 37 Skrtel
  • 17 Sakho
  • 24 Allen
  • 14 Henderson
  • 07 Suárez
  • 31 Sterling
  • 10 Coutinho (Moses - 90' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Jones
  • 04 Kolo Touré
  • 05 Agger
  • 06 Luis Alberto
  • 09 Iago Aspas
  • 12 Moses
  • 34 Kelly
Ref: Jonathan Moss
Att: 36,069

Match Stats

Shots

9 21

On target

0 10

Corners

2 9

Fouls

17 15

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Tottenham Hotspur 0, Liverpool 5.

90:00 +2:59 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Tottenham Hotspur 0, Liverpool 5.

90:00 +0:20

Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +0:20

Foul by Ezekiel Fryers (Tottenham Hotspur).

89:39 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Liverpool. Victor Moses replaces Philippe Coutinho.

88:32 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 0, Liverpool 5. Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Luis Suárez with a through ball.

86:38

Foul by Raheem Sterling (Liverpool).

86:38

Ezekiel Fryers (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:35

Foul by Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool).

85:35

Aaron Lennon (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:30 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 0, Liverpool 4. Luis Suárez (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Luis Alberto with a through ball.

79:39

Etienne Capoue (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

79:39

Foul by Luis Suárez (Liverpool).

78:19

Foul by Luis Suárez (Liverpool).

78:19

Michael Dawson (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Liverpool. Luis Alberto replaces Lucas Leiva.

76:53

Glen Johnson (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:53

Foul by Lewis Holtby (Tottenham Hotspur).

75:44

Foul by Lucas Leiva (Liverpool).

75:44

Nacer Chadli (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74:23 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 0, Liverpool 3. Jon Flanagan (Liverpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Luis Suárez with a cross.

73:24

Attempt missed. Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Luis Suárez.

71:09

Foul by Martin Skrtel (Liverpool).

71:09

Michael Dawson (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:42

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Etienne Capoue.

70:16

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Hugo Lloris.

70:13

Attempt saved. Luis Suárez (Liverpool) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jordan Henderson with a through ball.

69:04

Offside, Liverpool. Luis Suárez tries a through ball, but Raheem Sterling is caught offside.

68:06

Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:06

Foul by Nacer Chadli (Tottenham Hotspur).

65:45 Booking

Booking Lewis Holtby (Tottenham Hotspur) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

65:22

Foul by Lewis Holtby (Tottenham Hotspur).

65:22

Joe Allen (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:47

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

63:45

Delay in match Luis Suárez (Liverpool) because of an injury.

62:42 Dismissal

Dismissal Paulinho (Tottenham Hotspur) is shown the red card.

62:38

Foul by Paulinho (Tottenham Hotspur).

62:38

Luis Suárez (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:24

Foul by Paulinho (Tottenham Hotspur).

61:24

Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

60:30

Offside, Liverpool. Mamadou Sakho tries a through ball, but Luis Suárez is caught offside.

60:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Andros Townsend replaces Mousa Dembélé.

58:43

Attempt blocked. Ezekiel Fryers (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

58:39

Attempt blocked. Aaron Lennon (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

58:23

Foul by Lucas Leiva (Liverpool).

58:23

Lewis Holtby (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

57:35

Foul by Raheem Sterling (Liverpool).

57:35

Mousa Dembélé (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the left wing.

56:37

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Lucas Leiva.

53:04

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Ezekiel Fryers.

52:21

Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

52:21

Foul by Mousa Dembélé (Tottenham Hotspur).

51:07

Foul by Joe Allen (Liverpool).

51:07

Lewis Holtby (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the left wing.

50:28

Attempt missed. Roberto Soldado (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

49:42

Offside, Liverpool. Jordan Henderson tries a through ball, but Luis Suárez is caught offside.

48:59

Attempt missed. Martin Skrtel (Liverpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

48:57

Mamadou Sakho (Liverpool) hits the left post with a header from very close range. Assisted by Raheem Sterling with a cross.

48:13

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Etienne Capoue.

48:12

Attempt blocked. Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Henderson.

46:28

Attempt missed. Roberto Soldado (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Lewis Holtby.

45:00

Second Half begins Tottenham Hotspur 0, Liverpool 2.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Ezekiel Fryers replaces Kyle Naughton.

45:00 +2:00 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Tottenham Hotspur 0, Liverpool 2.

44:45

Foul by Martin Skrtel (Liverpool).

44:45

Roberto Soldado (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:49

Simon Mignolet (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:49

Foul by Roberto Soldado (Tottenham Hotspur).

42:20 Booking

Booking Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

42:06

Jon Flanagan (Liverpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

42:06

Foul by Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur).

40:52

Foul by Luis Suárez (Liverpool).

40:52

Michael Dawson (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:26 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 0, Liverpool 2. Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

39:24

Attempt saved. Luis Suárez (Liverpool) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

39:22

Attempt saved. Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Philippe Coutinho.

37:49

Attempt missed. Lewis Holtby (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Roberto Soldado.

37:37

Foul by Raheem Sterling (Liverpool).

37:37

Mousa Dembélé (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:13

Attempt blocked. Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

36:53

Luis Suárez (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

36:53

Foul by Etienne Capoue (Tottenham Hotspur).

32:20

Attempt saved. Luis Suárez (Liverpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

30:36

Attempt missed. Nacer Chadli (Tottenham Hotspur) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Lewis Holtby with a cross following a corner.

30:07

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Lucas Leiva.

29:22

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

29:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Lewis Holtby replaces Sandro because of an injury.

28:27

Delay in match Sandro (Tottenham Hotspur) because of an injury.

27:21

Attempt missed. Glen Johnson (Liverpool) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

27:17

Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Luis Suárez.

26:47 Booking

Booking Michael Dawson (Tottenham Hotspur) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

26:43

Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

26:43

Foul by Michael Dawson (Tottenham Hotspur).

24:33

Attempt missed. Roberto Soldado (Tottenham Hotspur) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Paulinho with a cross.

21:15

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Hugo Lloris.

21:13

Attempt saved. Luis Suárez (Liverpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Raheem Sterling with a through ball.

17:56 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 0, Liverpool 1. Luis Suárez (Liverpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jordan Henderson.

16:37

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Kyle Naughton.

16:05

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Etienne Capoue.

15:33

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Kyle Walker.

14:50

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Michael Dawson.

14:48

Attempt blocked. Luis Suárez (Liverpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

13:09

Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:09

Foul by Kyle Naughton (Tottenham Hotspur).

12:34

Lucas Leiva (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:34

Foul by Paulinho (Tottenham Hotspur).

11:52

Attempt missed. Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

11:27

Attempt blocked. Joe Allen (Liverpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

10:39

Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

10:39

Foul by Kyle Naughton (Tottenham Hotspur).

9:39

Foul by Jon Flanagan (Liverpool).

9:39

Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:57

Offside, Liverpool. Glen Johnson tries a through ball, but Luis Suárez is caught offside.

6:36

Foul by Martin Skrtel (Liverpool).

6:36

Roberto Soldado (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the left wing.

5:40

Attempt missed. Nacer Chadli (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

3:19

Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:19

Foul by Roberto Soldado (Tottenham Hotspur).

1:57

Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

1:57

Foul by Sandro (Tottenham Hotspur).

1:48

Foul by Joe Allen (Liverpool).

1:48

Mousa Dembélé (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

1:30

Attempt blocked. Paulinho (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sandro with a headed pass.

0:42

Joe Allen (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:42

Foul by Nacer Chadli (Tottenham Hotspur).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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