Although it required a late penalty to help Liverpool overcome Spurs on Sunday, in the end, the Lilywhites can have few complaints about the result with the home side bossing most of the match.
Spurs took the lead very early in the game through a well-taken finish by Harry Kane and from that point on, it was backs to the wall stuff for the visitors for most of the match.
It required a series of impressive saves from Paulo Gazzaniga in order to keep Spurs ahead going into the break. Son Heung-min had a wonderful opportunity to double Spurs’ lead early in the second half but struck the woodwork after rounding the keeper.
That proved costly as the Reds soon went on to equalise and eventually found the winner after Sadio Mane was fouled by Serge Aurier in the box.
Former Spurs and Liverpool striker Peter Crouch was impressed by the defensive work that the Tottenham players put in and praised Son in particular for his work rate.
Speaking on Match of the Day (BBC 1, 10.30pm, 27 October), Crouch said, “I thought there was a desire about Tottenham that we haven’t seen enough of this season. They were getting out to people, making tackles.
“Son, you have to say a word for him. Defensively, it was an unbelievable performance.”
The former England international, however, had no doubts that the Reds deserved a penalty for the incident involving Aurier and Mane. He added, “It’s two or three penalties, he catches him a few times.”
Spurs Web Opinion
While Tottenham were pretty resolute at the back at times in that game, they still allowed their opponents to create far too many chances and if not for Gazzaniga, Klopp’s side could have been out of sight at half time. So, I don’t think it was a particularly brilliant defensive display. We also had a lot of difficulties creating anything going forward until the final 20 minutes or so.
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