Opinion: Five Spurs players who deserve some credit from that Liverpool defeat

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Another game, another three points dropped in the Premier League for Spurs. The Lilywhites have now lost more than they have won this season in the league.

Despite Harry Kane putting his side 1-0 up within 47 seconds, Liverpool scored twice in the second half to take a deserved three points.

Let’s take a look at the five Spurs players who still deserve some credit and should probably feel let down by some of their teammates:

Harry Kane –

An isolated figure for the vast majority of the match, Kane was left to feed on absolute scraps today. However, he has to get some credit for setting Spurs up with the opportunity of a result with that first-minute finish. He made it look easy but it was anything but.

Moussa Sissoko –

The only Tottenham midfielder who was prepared to takea chance and drive with the ball today, rather than just hoofing it away and hoping for the best. He set up the opening goal with such a run and created a couple more chances too. If only his ball through to Son in the second half had been better.

Davinson Sanchez –

Came into the starting XI for Jan Vertonghen and looked like a rock at the back, defending headers and crosses all day long. I think the young centre-back thrives when given that kind of task to do, as opposed to carrying the ball out of defence and decision-making.

Toby Alderweireld –

Just like Davinson, Toby seemed to get his head on everything today, even coming close to equalising in the final minute from a corner. He looked a bit shaky on the ball in the opening moments, but definitely came strong for Spurs.

Paulo Gazzaniga –

The Argentine made save after save today in the Spurs net. If not for him, it really could have been a cricket score for the Lilywhites. A great sign in the midst of a poor result.

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