Despite Tottenham taking the lead within the first minute of the game at Anfield and holding on to the lead for the majority of the game, there was almost an inevitability about Liverpool’s eventual comeback.
The home side created several chances in the first half but were unable to beat Paulo Gazzaniga as Spurs went into the half time interval leading 1-0.
While Mauricio Pochettino’s men defended resolutely, Liverpool kept pushing and eventually got their equaliser through Jordan Henderson early in the second half before a late Mohamed Salah penalty helped them take all three points after Serge Aurier was adjudged to have fouled Sadio Mane in the box.
Former Spurs and Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp has said that he was pleased with the effort and the grit that the Spurs stars showed on the night and insisted that the Lilywhites would have got a result if not for Aurier’s mistake at the end
In his column for the Daily Mail, Redknapp wrote, “I’ve watched a lot of Tottenham this season and, though they lost 2-1, what I enjoyed about their performance at Anfield was the effort they put in.
“Too many times this season they have looked like a team waving a white flag. Under Mauricio Pochettino they have travelled away 27 times to face a fellow Big Six side – and secured only three wins.
“But against the league leaders on Sunday, they at least showed a bit of grit.
“I’m not saying this was them turning a corner, but we finally saw some of their players having a go. It was a silly mistake by Serge Aurier that cost Spurs in the end.
“He caught the back of Sadio Mane’s leg and gave away a cheap penalty. Aurier comes with that element of risk and it denied them a result at Liverpool.”
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The one thing that has been clear from the performances against Red Star and Liverpool is that the players have far from throwing in the towel. They are prepared to work hard to get the club out of this situation. It was understandable why Pochettino decided to set up defensively against Liverpool but he could have changed things a bit at half time looking at how poorly things were going in the first half. It was disappointing to see him waiting so late until throwing caution to the wind by introducing Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso.
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