Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk has singled out Tottenham Hotspur player Paulo Gazzaniga for praise following yesterday’s Premier League match at Anfield.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side found themselves ahead within the space of the first minute when Harry Kane reacted quickest to Heung-min Son’s shot which cannoned back off the woodwork for the Spurs striker to head into the bottom of the net.
Liverpool rallied back and threw wave after wave of attack on the Tottenham goal during the first half which goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga was more than up to the challenge.
The 27-year-old who is deputising for the injured Hugo Lloris kept Liverpool at bay in the first half and somewhat frustratingly both goals he conceded came from Spurs mistakes.
Left-back Danny Rose gave Jordan Henderson too much space on the right side to allow the reds skipper to level the score and fellow full-back Serge Aurier was at fault for giving away a penalty with fifteen minutes to play to condemn the visitors to a 2-1 defeat.
Van Dijk told the Evening Standard: “Gazzaniga was outstanding,”
“We have to give him credit for that. We had a feeling that it [the goal] would come anyway, but he saved a couple of good ones. You have to deal with that and we scored a deserved equaliser and in the end it was all good.”
Gazzaniga had an inspired game and his superb distribution nearly allowed us to go 2-0 ahead only for Son to hit the crossbar.
If he maintains this level of performance, he could start giving Hugo Lloris food for thought for the number one jersey in North London.
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