Liverpool vs Tottenham: 3 Big Talking Points
Full throttle football, that was at display at Anfield today. Liverpool and Spurs played out an entertaining 1-1 draw and Philippe Coutinho and Harry Kane being the scorers. The reds created more chances than the visitors but were unable to score a winner. Leicester City were the winners of the day.
Klopp’s tactics were spot on and Spurs were surprised to get a taste of their own medicine by the controlled pressing by Liverpool. The reds have lost more points than any other team from a winning position. Reds have to win all their remaining games if they want to stand a chance to crash into the top four. Let’s take a look at the three things that we have learned from today’s game :
1. Dejan Lovren masterclass :
The Croatian was the best defender on the pitch and has completely changed the negative views that the fans and pundits had against him. With the faithful calling for his head in the summer under Rodgers, it has been a wonderful transformation for the former Saints man under Jurgen Klopp. Lovren hardly put a foot wrong the whole game and the first 45 minutes was probably the best performance of him in a Red shirt. While Sakho looked shaky all game, Lovren held his ground and defended whole heartedly. It is looking for sure that the next season’s centre back pairing will be Lovren and Matip.
2. Harry Kane is the real deal :
The Spurs talisman looked out of sorts all game but when an opportunity was presented, he grabbed it with both hands. It was a typical no.9 goal and Kane is here to say. No one can believe the player who was getting sent on loan some years back will lead the line for the Three lions at the Euros.
3. Spurs deserve to be in the title race and the future is bright for Liverpool :
Pochettino’s men were fighting for the win till the last whistle and the reds have shown how far they have come under Jurgen Klopp. If Leicester slip up, Spurs are right on their neck and the players and manager deserve immense credit for their surge to the top.
The performances in the big matches convince one and all that Klopp is the right man for the future. The way he has changed the mood around Anfield is outstanding. Next season, with the right blend of players coming in, Liverpool will start to look like a force to reckon with.