For Spurs boss Harry Redknapp it was his sixth win in eight games in all competitions over Liverpool and from the moment Luka Modric opened the scoring after seven minutes the result was never really in doubt.
Almost immediately Spurs doubled their advantage through Jermain Defoe, quickly followed by the first of Emmanuel Adebayor’s brace, reacting first as the Reds keeper Jose Reina fumbled Defoe’s shot.
Liverpool were simply looking at damage limitation by this stage but deep into injury time the Togo striker completed Kenny Dalglish’s humiliation by adding number four.
Referee: Mike Jones
Venue: White Hart Lane
TRIBAL ASKS: Liverpool’s second consecutive loss on the road and the manner of these defeats leaves you wondering at Dalglish’s selection policy.
Yellow cards: Adebayor (TOT), Coates (LIV), Suarez (LIV)
Red Card: Adam (LIV), Skrtel (LIV)