In Focus: Hugo Lloris and the mistake that cost us the game

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur took on Liverpool and Anfield this evening, perhaps the toughest game to come into off the back of three defeats in the last four Premier League matches.

Spurs had lost to Burnley, Chelsea, and Southampton in recent weeks, along with a draw at home to Arsenal.

That made 11 dropped points from the last 12, and a win was needed to maintain a somewhat comfortable position within the top four.

However, Spurs couldn’t manage a result against the now League leaders Liverpool, although that was largely down to one of their own players shooting the team in the foot.

Hugo Lloris has been full of mistakes this season, and you never know when the next one is about to rear its ugly head.

He never looked comfortable under pressure today from Liverpool shots or set pieces, and that showed in the dying minutes.

After Spurs had clawed their way back into the game, and had chances to win it themselves, they just had to see out a few more minutes to take home a point at least.

However, when a high lofted ball was floated towards Salah at the back post, Lloris failed to come and claim it, before palming the resulting shot straight into a packed box.

It unfortunately bounced off Alderweireld’s shin and rebounded into the net.

How many more mistakes should Lloris be afforded just because he is captain and a World Cup winner?

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  1. It’s time to move on enough is enough! Lloris is capable of saving a game but sadly gives more away now than he saves. His distribution has always been diabolical and nervy, we have a very good replacement in Gazzaniga so let’s give him a run in the side.


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