Tottenham Hotspur came away with nothing to show from their trip to Anfield despite being ahead for most of the match following Harry Kane’s header within the first minute.
While Spurs held firm for the rest of the first half, the home side’s pressure eventually told when they scored twice in the second half to keep all three points on Merseyside.
After the game, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hailed the performance of Spurs goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga who produced some fantastic saves in the first half to stop the hosts from equalising.
Speaking after the game, Klopp told Sky Sports (broadcast on 28/10; 18:55), “The goalie of Tottenham, I’m not sure who was man of the match, but maybe he was it. He was unbelievable.
“But what a performance he had. Unbelievable with the saves he made. Incredible.”
With Hugo Lloris dislocating his elbow against Brighton a couple of weeks ago, the Spurs skipper is not expected to return to training before the end of the year (Spurs official).
Gazzaniga certainly did his prospects no harm of rivalling Lloris for the starting berth once he returns after a solid display.
The Argentine also showed that he has good distribution when he played a perfect pass to Heung-min Son who nearly doubled Tottenham’s lead, only to see his effort come back off the crossbar.
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There were many fans who were genuinely worried about having Gazzaniga play for a sustained period but the 27-year-old has hardly put a foot wrong so far. Apart from his shot-stopping ability, Gazzaniga has also proved that he is comfortable with the ball at his feet and has great distribution.
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