Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Manchester City on Thursday served as a confirmation that the Premier League title has headed to Anfield.
While everybody has known that this moment has been coming for a while, the fact that the Reds managed to seal first place with a record-breaking seven games to spare shows how utterly dominant they have been this season.
Some Spurs fans on social media believe that it could have easily been Tottenham who had been lifting the Premier League trophy instead of Liverpool had the North Londoners done things differently over the last couple of years.
They noted the similar trajectories of Spurs under Mauricio Pochettino and Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp and felt that it was the investment of funds into the first-team squad or a lack thereof, that proved the difference between the two clubs.
Some fans blamed Daniel Levy for failing to invest on players as well as for sacking Mauricio Pochettino, and suggested that those decisions were the key as to why the Lilywhites have fallen so far behind the champions.
Thank you Daniel Levy for not supporting Mauricio Pochettino to the level he and the long-suffering supporters deserved. We were miles ahead of Liverpool for a number of years. Congratulations on being the most profitable club last year.
— Dee Patel (@dipskp) June 26, 2020
@SpursOfficial Someone tell Levy if he is blind enough not to see it, we were miles ahead of Liverpool and so close to winning but we decided to not to back the manager and later sack him and now return to our favourite mid table status and fighting with wolves and shef utd!
— Karim (@karsalib) June 26, 2020
Seen so many spurs fans moaning about where Liverpool are compared to us when we were ahead of them few years ago. It’s cause they actually had recruitment plan and backed by the owners. Levy is solely to blame didn’t want to pay extra for class players and commit to something
— Rob Whittington (@Robwhitt07) June 26, 2020
Crazy to think 5 years ago when Klopp took over Liverpool, spurs was way ahead of Liverpool now look 5 years on they are European,World and premier league champions!! Just goes to show if you invest and spend what you can achieve! #levyout #enicout @SpursOfficial congrats @LFC
— Louis (@Louis44348154) June 26, 2020
A few years ago Spurs were finishing ahead of Liverpool in the PL on a regular basis, both clubs had young & exciting managers, then 1 club full backed their manager & won the league & CL while the other club took advantage of their manager.
Reap what you sow#LevyOut
— COCKNEY YIDDO (@cockney_yid) June 26, 2020
The board trusted in klopp gave him money to improve his squad with players that he wanted and within 2 seasons Liverpool have won the champions league and the premier league. Yet spurs who were levels ahead of Liverpool years ago are now fighting for a Europa league spot
— GEO🚀 (@THFC_GEO) June 25, 2020
It’s ok see that Liverpool are worthy of their league championship and also be envious that isn’t Spurs. That’s 2 separate things to me.
— Andy Creed (@all_spurs) June 26, 2020
If we ever want to start winning not just the odd cup every few years we need to regularly invest in players. Every year buying better players like Liverpool did and Poch wanted. Otherwise say goodbye to glory nights and say hello to mediocrity. We deserve better!
— Isaac Massias (@IsaacMassias) June 26, 2020
If only we had to invest after we were second to Leicester. 2 or 3 players and who knows.
— Ray Brophy (@raybrph23) June 26, 2020
Spurs Web Opinion
I too am quite envious of what Liverpool have achieved over the last couple of years. However, it is not as simple as saying we would have done the same had there been more investment into the squad.
It is worth remembering that we spent fairly big last summer after being defeated in the CL final, just as Liverpool did after being runners up during the 2017/18 season.
Despite the huge money we’ve spent on the stadium, our net spend has been pretty similar to Liverpool’s over the last five years. So it is not as simple as putting our failures down to a lack of transfer spending
I think there was also a mentality difference with Pochettino always trying to make us out to be the underdogs and suggesting that we are not title challengers. Klopp, on the other hand, embraced the challenge of guiding Liverpool to their first title in over 30 years.
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