Harry Kane grabbed a double as Tottenham thrashed an abject Liverpool side at Wembley.

Son Heung-Min and Dele Alli were also on target as Spurs put the Reds to the sword in front of a Premier League-record 80,827 crowd.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side posed almost a constant threat going forward, but were aided by a calamitous defensive performance by the visitors, who scored against the run of play in the first half through Mohamed Salah.

Twice Liverpool conceded after failing to clear set pieces, while Tottenham were able to play their way in behind Jurgen Klopp’s team almost at will.

The huge crowd at the national stadium had barely taken to their seats when Spurs grabbed the opener in the fourth minute.

Kieran Trippier played a delightfully weighted pass over the Liverpool back four to unleash Kane, who rounded the onrushing Simon Mignolet and finished.

Spurs doubled through a lightning-quick counter attack, after Dejan Lovren misjudged Hugo Lloris’s long throw on the halfway line.

The error set Kane racing clear and the England man turned provider, providing a pass straight to Son who finished first time past Mignolet.

The South Korean almost grabbed a brace three minutes later when he rattled the bar with a rasping effort after Liverpool’s defence was unpicked yet again.

However, the Reds found an unlikely route back into the game through Salah, who latched onto Jordan Henderson’s sublime long pass and slotted home after Kane surrendered possession on the halfway line.

Tottenham restored their two-goal advantage in stoppage time before the break. Alli drove home after Joel Matip’s headed clearance free kick fell into his path.

Eleven minutes after the restart Kane had grabbed his second of the afternoon after Liverpool failed to clear a Christian Eriksen free kick from out wide.

Roberto Firmino cleared a Jan Vertonghen shot off the line, but was unable to stop Kane pouncing on the rebound to grab his eighth league goal of the season.

Liverpool star man Philippe Coutinho had a quiet day by his own illustrious standards, but an outstanding Hugo Lloris save denied the Brazilian a goal in the 67th minute.

But, the game was already won and Spurs were able to comfortably see out the second half to move level on points with second-place Manchester United in the Premier League table.

Tottenham face West Ham at Wembley in a Carabao Cup tie on Wednesday evening, before they travel to Old Trafford to face Man United next Saturday.