Opinion: Five players who let their side down against Liverpool

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur took the lead in a big game yet again today, only to see their opponents come from behind as they did away to Olympiacos and Arsenal.

Harry Kane gave Tottenham the lead after just 47 seconds, before Jordan Henderson and Mo Salah turned things around for the league leaders.

Let’s take a look at the five players who really let Tottenham down today:

Serge Aurier – 

Another big game, another Serge Aurier mistake that cost Tottenham a result. Aurier gave away a nightmare penalty for Spurs just as they seemed they might hang on for a valuable point at Anfield. When will Pochettino finally drop this liability?

Christian Eriksen –

A waste of space out there today. Had a job to do on Robertson and never had the beating of him. The Liverpool left-back glided past Eriksen time and time again throughout the match, giving the Reds a constant out ball. Also offered very little in attack to compensate for his defensive shortcomings.

Dele Alli –

I appreciate that it wasn’t Dele’s ideal kind of game or ideal role to play, but I just don’t think he offered much solidity in that Spurs midfield. The whole point of having him in there was to have a player who possessed the quality on the ball to retain it and find a quality pass out. He didn’t do that today.

Danny Rose –

Just as poor as Aurier on the other side, and could have easily conceded a penalty too had Henderson not scored the follow-up chance anyway. Caught out of position repeatedly all day, did little to stop the crosses, and looked weak in the air against Firmino.

Harry Winks –

Much like Dele Alli, Winks was in there as a player who could get hold of the ball in tight areas and use it, rather than having to thump it clear every time. Liverpool’s high pressure was too much for the young man today and although he put a shift in, he wasn’t at his best.

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  1. I think you missed a trick here, your article should read five people who let spurs down today and poch should replace winks. His judgement (poch) all day was wrong along with his team. Getting away with murder for a year. Its not just the squad that has went stale and had their head turned.

  2. What on earth is Sissoko (should be Sijoko) doing. He strolls around pointing, is 5 Yards away when a ball is passed to him or if he gets it passes it straight back to where it came from as a Hospital ball or straight to an opponent. His shots would get 3 points in a Rugby match
    No wonder Newcastle were so glad to get rid. One good game in ten is not good enough. Other players get the blame because they can’t play their usual game for covering him and his mistakes. He upsets the team’s balance.


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