Sky Sports pundit Chris Kamara has mocked Tottenham Hotspur’s defending of the set-piece which led to Liverpool’s opening goal in the 2-1 defeat at Wembley.
The corner came from a poor header from the off-form Christian Eriksen and was followed by a comedy of errors from the Spurs defence.
Michel Vorm made a meal of his attempted punch clearance from the corner, despite getting two fists to the ball, it spun off his gloves and Eric Dier’s defensive header was met by Georginio Wijnaldum who headed over the vertically challenged keeper.
Kamara pinpointed another mistake in Tottenham’s attempted clearance, which saw Eric Dier hold onto his team-mate Kieran Tripper in which both players appear to be confused into thinking they are marking Liverpool players.
Kamara said on Sky’s Goals on Sunday program, as quoted by the Express: “Look at (Jan) Vertonghen on (Virgil) Van Dijk, arms round him holding onto him,”
“Look at Kieran Trippier with Eric Dier holding onto him.
“Kieran thinks that it’s a Liverpool player holding onto him, so he’s got his arm out ‘come on referee, can’t you see there’s a player holding onto me?’.
“No, it’s your own player that’s holding onto you.
“Let’s just move it on a tad, so Van Dijk’s getting ready for the corner to be taken, watch Vertonghen once again.
“Now look, he’s gone for the cuddle, the full cuddle. Now look at Eric Dier, he’s gone for the full cuddle on his team-mate Kieran Trippier.
“You couldn’t make it up, you really couldn’t make it up.
“Look at Eric Dier and Tripps still having a fight. He (Dier) has got to fight over Trippier to get the ball.
“And he clears it to Wijnaldum and he gets the header in back towards goal.”
Have something to tell us about this article?