Tottenham Hotspur have plunged down into fourth place after yet another loss last weekend, along with a win for Arsenal last night.
Spurs went behind early to Liverpool, but fought back well to dominate the second half after Pochettino changed the team’s shape.
Tottenham equalised through a well-worked team move, finished off by Lucas Moura, before the Lilywhites began to knock on the door of a winner.
The best chance by far came in the way of Moussa Sissoko’s break away, as the Frenchman found himself in a two against one with Heung Min Son and Van Dijk.
Sissoko was forced to go it alone and ballooned his simple finish over the bar, squandering Spurs’ best chance at a winner.
However, what came next from Hugo Lloris was even worse. The club captain watched as a lofted ball flew through the air towards the back post, electing not to simply catch it.
He then palmed Salah’s tame header straight into the path of Toby Alderweireld, directing resulting in an own goal and another three dropped points.
Lloris later said (SkySports – quoted by HITC): “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.”
Here’s how some fans reacted to his comments:
It’s time for him to be dropped, he has cost us far to many goals in big games this year, surely poch has got to think about finding a replacement or giving gazzaniga a chance
— adam toon (@atoon83) 1 April 2019
So it was the balls fault ?
— Lisa W (@LJW1882) 1 April 2019
be a man also and give your armband to Kane and ask to be dropped
— FMC (@fm_carv) 1 April 2019
What about the cross? He should have gone for the cross, Salah wouldn’t have won the header in the first place.
— PAJ (@Jonespaul32Paul) 1 April 2019
We just need a keeper who can do the simple things right – consistently – not one who is spectacular every three or four games but can't clear a simple ball to someone in a white shirt: Lloris is not that man anymore. Poch has to be ruthless soon or will be sealing his own fate.
— Nick Gray (@9MusicReview) 1 April 2019
He doesn’t really accept the blame, says he tried to catch it in some sort of I did my best reasoning. Hardly coming at you at 100mph was it Hugo? He should be wearing a badge saying ‘don’t criticise me I’ve won the word cup’
— Yorkspur (@York5pur) 1 April 2019
It was a soft header. More like a back pass. An easy catch. There is no excuse.
— Tottenham Grammar (@PhilYiddo) 1 April 2019
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