Hugo Lloris explains how he made the error against Liverpool

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Dom Le Roy

Hugo Lloris has admitted that he was at fault for the goal which led to Liverpool beating Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield this afternoon.

Spurs skipper Lloris failed to hold Mohamed Salah’s routine far-post header and the ball ricocheted into the net off the leg of Toby Alderweireld.

It was a heartbreaking moment for Spurs fans with the 90th minute own goal gifting Liverpool all three points and leaves Mauricio Pochettino’s side facing the prospect of being in fifth place in the Premier League table if Arsenal beat Newcastle United tomorrow evening.

Lloris has had more than his fair share of huge errors this season both on and off the pitch.  His gaffe in the Champions League match against Barcelona at Wembley gifted the Catalan giants the lead, while he has also hit the headlines for his embarrassing drink driving charge.

The goalkeeper believes that Spurs can consider themselves unlucky and must now focus on Wednesday night’s match against Crystal Palace at the new stadium.

“When you are a goalkeeper, you know the responsibility. It’s like this. Of course you question yourself,” he told Sky Sports News.

“The good thing is that you know there is another game in three days, so you need to switch off about today and prepare the next game. I think it’s the best way to forget.

“I tried to catch the ball twice but unfortunately there was no bounce, it bounced straight to the shin of Toby, and then what happened, happened. The luck was probably on the opponent’s side today.

“It’s tough, because we made so much effort to come back in the game. We had a few chances to score the second goal, but then on a set-piece we conceded this goal. So it’s a bit sad for us.”

He added: “In the second half we showed we are still in the race, that we are going to finish strong and believe in the way we play. There are seven games to play and we still have a chance to finish in the top-four. It’s still in our hands.

“We knew from the beginning (of the season) it would be tough until the end. It’s a big battle against top clubs. The important thing is that, even after defeat today, we are still in the position. There are seven games to play and the objective is to win all of them.

“Wednesday is a big moment for the club, against a very good opponent. It’s the moment to get back into winning ways and get the winning feeling back. We showed our quality but it was not enough today.”

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  1. That’s all very well and good but the ball to Salah was in the air for an eternity, he should’ve come off his line and claimed it then.


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