Liverpool claimed runners-up spot in the Premier League and denied Tottenham European football after a 3-1 victory at Anfield on Sunday.Their unbeaten home stretch was extended to 30 games as Sami Hyypia bid a tearful farewell to Anfield after 10 years at the club.The ovations were for the veteran Finn and a Liverpool side who had pushed Manchester United all the way in the title race.Their goals came from Fernando Torres, Yossi Benayoun and an own goal from Alan Hutton, with Robbie Keane scoring for Spurs on his return to Anfield.Spurs, even though Fulham lost at home, could not take advantage and will not be in the Europa League next season.Boss Rafael Benitez left out two defenders who had played in the win at West Brom last week but veteran Hyypia was not in the starting line-up.A packed Anfield, who sung the Finn’s name at every opportunity, would no doubt have liked to see the 35 year-old on from the start before he leaves to join Bayer Leverkusen but it was not to be that romantic a day.Out went Alvaro Arbeloa, Lucas Leiva and Emiliano Insua, with Fabio Aurelio, Xabi Alonso and Martin Skrtel back in the starting XI.Spurs were… Read full this story
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