Toby Alderweireld highlights where Spurs went wrong against Liverpool

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld felt that his side were unlucky to lose to Liverpool on Sunday afternoon.

Harry Kane silenced the Anfield crowd within the space of the first minute when he reacted quickest to Heung-min Son’s effort to head the ball low into the goal beyond the outstretched Alisson.

Spurs were once again guilty of failing to hold onto a lead when Liverpool came back to score twice in the second half to ensure that the Premier League table toppers took all three points.

Alderweireld believed that Spurs had the opportunity to hurt Liverpool and if Heung-min Son had been able to find the back of the net with his chance early in the second half it could have been a different game.

The South Korean latched onto a brilliant pass from goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga but saw his effort cannon back off the crossbar while the score was still 1-0.

The Belgian highlighted the fact that Spurs were sloppy in possession which allowed Liverpool to create chance after chance.

Alderweireld told Football.London: “I think we fought hard. Of course they put us under pressure, we defended as a team, everybody worked hard, ran a lot. We are unfortunate to lose in this kind of way.

“We should have had the ball even more, try to hurt them a little more. There were some opportunities.

“If we played through their pressure, we could have hurt them more but at the end with the chance of Son, it’s 2-0 and a whole different game. I think today was unlucky.”

“We lost the ball too easily I think,” he added. “Then they can put pressure, pressure, pressure.

“If we were better on the ball, we could have had more. But we were unfortunate to lose today.

“We put in a good performance but nobody’s happy about that.

“We should have at least a point here to help us get to a normal level again.”

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