Tottenham 4-1 LIVERPOOL
Liverpool came away from Wembley stadium with no points and certainly no trophy. A disappointing defeat saw Tottenham take all the points from in this Premier League fixture. A visit to Wembley would normally mean at least getting to a Cup Final (an admirable achievement even if you lose) but Tottenham are currently just using it for “home” games during a period of construction on their regular stadium.
Jurgen Klopp didn’t make any big mistakes in his tactics going in to the game. An injury to Gini Wijnaldum’s knee forced the manager to omit Gini from the squad completely though he’s expected to be back by the next fixture. The defeat cannot really be attributed to this or any problem with the starting 11. Looking at it would have made fans confident of our strength and potential to claim a welcome result ( a win or at least a draw) ahead of the kickoff.
The first half didn’t seem like it ever went well for Liverpool despite the fact that we just came away from a 7 goal victory and a clean sheet in the Champions League going into this fixture.
Tottenham seemed to be taking advantage of a defence that has been problematic this season, leaking goal and forcing us to accept draw and defeats instead of victories at times.
Two early mistakes from Dejan Lovren were punished by Harry Kane, who scored the first goal and also assisted Heung-Min Son for Spurs’ second goal around 12 minutes.
Mohamed Salah halved the lead midway through the first half but Dele Alli, deep into the 48th minute (when only TWO minutes of injury time were due to be played!). It really should have been 2-1 at most going in to rest up for the second half. Extra time on top of the extra time already awarded to Spurs saw them claim yet another goal.
Kane’s second goal around 56 minutes sealed the victory.
With Hugo Lloris playing exceptionally well even against decent attempts from Liverpool’s attacks including Salah, Coutinho and Moreno shots there was no way back for Liverpool, who saw a nine-game unbeaten run against Spurs come to an end in front of a record Premier League crowd of 80,827.
Man of the Match
Despite the fact that Liverpool had problems in the defence that forced us to concede four times, one attacker had no problem in performing to the best of his abilities and provided Liverpool with a goal. Mohamed Salah made the score 2-1 and lessened the pressure and stress on us, making it seem like we had a chance to maybe start a comeback for at least a 2-2 draw. Claiming a point didn’t seem out of the question at the time and he’d given his all to try to help Liverpool claim an acceptable result.
Some teams are due to play League Cup games soon but as Liverpool were knocked out of that competition in round three, we will wait until the 28th October for our next fixture which is a Premier League game against Huddersfield.Hopefully we’ll soon be claiming more points to climb the league table with, despite this defeat. There’s plenty of points yet to claim in a long season which is not near ending just yet. Hold your heads high and hope for the best.
Walk on with hope in your hearts, Anfield Family. You’ll Never Walk Alone.
[written by] Stuart Drewery
I’m an Englishman (born and raised in Liverpool in the 80s). My whole family including my parents and grandparents were Liverpool fans so I was born into being a red.
I’ve seen Liverpool win the league (more than 25 years ago) and I’ve been 100% loyal and committed while supporting the Reds through all the good times AND the bad times since the 80s