Former Spurs head coach left embarrassed on TV just before Liverpool winner

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Former Tottenham boss, Tim Sherwood was left embarrassed on TV after he claimed that he was not worried about Liverpool’s late corner kick just before Roberto Firmino powered a header into the back of the net to give the Reds all three points.

Jose Mourinho’s men predictably defended deep with numbers behind the ball for the majority of the encounter, looking to invite Liverpool on and hit them on the break.

It was a tactic that certainly worked as the home side struggled to create clear-cut opportunities.

Tottenham arguably had the better chances to win the game in the second half, as Steven Bergwijn and Harry Kane spurned their respective shots to take the lead with the game finely poised at 1-1.

Despite not having much of the ball, Spurs still looked in control of proceedings after the interval but Liverpool made them pay for their missed opportunities as they came up with a late winner.

Just before Robertson took the corner that led to the Reds’ equaliser, Sherwood asserted that the Lilywhites were not at risk of conceding from the set-piece.

He said on Amazon Prime Video’s live coverage (as relayed by The Sun): “Another corner. I’m not too worried about this corner.

“I mean, it might come back to bite me here but I think Tottenham have got the dominancy [sic] in the air there.

“I’m not sure anyone can get their head on the first ball for Liverpool… apart from that one.”

The panel reportedly groaned and let out an “Oh Tim” as soon as Firmino found the back of the net.

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As much as I despise Sherwood’s punditry, he certainly had a point when he said what he did as Liverpool did not look much of a threat when they were crossing into the box. On the whole, the Tottenham backline did not have much trouble dealing with crosses and one can make the case that Firmino might not have scored had Dier not been halted by Henderson in the build-up.

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  1. Maybe Dier should learn Mourinho’s oldest trick in the book well for set pieces: running into attackers to draw a foul.
    Yrs, Ramos and John Terry are fantastic at it, but Dier? Give me a break.
    Gone the days of honorable football with Spurs, welcome the Mourinho era.
    Did any one see the look on Dier trying his best to catch Henderson and falling on his face like a kid in the playground? Priceless.


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