Former Spur suggests player’s performances could lead to big name exit

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Tottenham Hotspur can consider themselves unlucky to have left Anfield without a point last Sunday.

Harry Kane nodded the away side ahead within the space of the first minute when he reacted quickest to Heung-min Son’s effort coming back off the woodwork.

Despite Liverpool increasing their anti with wave after wave of attack during the opening forty five minutes, they were continually thwarted by the heroics of Paulo Gazzaniga between the sticks.

The Argentine nearly provided a brilliant assist when his long-range pass found the feet of Heung-min Son who rounded Alisson, only to see his shot hit the crossbar in a pivotal moment which would have put Mauricio Pochettino’s side 2-0 ahead.

Instead, Tottenham proved to be masters of their own downfall when an error from Danny Rose and Serge Aurier apiece gifted Liverpool the opportunity to take all three points, which they did.

Former Spurs striker Darren Bent believes that if Paulo Gazzaniga continues to perform as he did at Anfield it could make Mauricio Pochettino think twice about the future of Hugo Lloris.

The Frenchman is not expected back in action until 2020, which gives Gazzaniga plenty of opportunities to establish his claim for the number one jersey.

Bent told Football Insider: “He was brilliant (v Liverpool). He made save after save after save, there’s not really a lot more that he could have done.

“It was quite encouraging signs for Pochettino because depending on how long Lloris is going to be out, Gazzaniga could string a few results together, a few good performances then you’d like to think he could end up keeping that spot and letting Lloris go.

“If Gazzaniga keeps putting in these type of performances, I don’t think it’s something you can ignore. If he did okay and had a few lapses (then maybe not). Everything he did, he did it with purpose and he did himself justice. He made some great saves.”

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