Liverpool 3 - 1 Tottenham Hotspur
|Game date:||Sunday 24 May 2009 at 16:00||Stadium:||Anfield|
|Half - time score:||1 - 0||Referee:||Walton P|
|Manager:||Rafa Benítez||Opposition manager:||Harry Redknapp|
|8||Steven Gerrard (c)|
|Fernando Torres 31'|
|Alan Hutton O/G 64'|
|Yossi Benayoun 81'|
|Dirk Kuyt out for Albert Riera 66'|
|Fernando Torres out for David N'Gog 79'|
|Steven Gerrard out for Sami Hyypia 84'|
|Heurelho Gomes, Alan Hutton, Gareth Bale, Vedran Corluka, Ledley King, Benoît Assou-Ekotto, Didier Zokora, Jermaine Jenas, Luka Modric, Robbie Keane, Jermain Defoe|
|Robbie Keane 77'|
|Jermaine Jenas out for David Bentley 41'|
|Jermain Defoe out for Roman Pavlyuchenko 70'|
|Gareth Bale out for Darren Bent 79'|
|- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 27.37|
|- Average age of the Tottenham Hotspur starting lineup: 25.78|
|- Liverpool league position after match: 2|
|- Tottenham Hotspur league position after match: 8|
|- Click here to view the full league table after the match.|
|- A momentous occasion at Anfield when Sami Hyypia said a tearful goodbye in front of the Kop. He came on wearing the captain's armband for his final five minutes. Hyypia then broke down before being held aloft by his teammates as the Kop sang his name.
"I am really pleased for him but a little bit sad because we're losing a fantastic professional, a good player and a good person too," said Benitez.
"I told him before the game I wanted to wait until the last minute, but the fans were pushing. At the end it was better because he almost scored.
"I was thinking about him coming on in the last minute and all the fans applauding him until the end. It has been 10 years and he's an idol here with the fans. Everyone loves him because he's been so good."
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