Liverpool loses heavily against Spurs in presence of record Wembley crowd

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Harry Kane & Co. capitalizes on Liverpool’s lapses in defence

Liverpool loses 4-1 against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley in presence of Premier League record crowd. There were 80,656 spectators in the stand watching Spurs vs Liverpool game, which witnessed football greats like Diego Maradona.

Everyone expected it to be an intense game with both side managing a good away result in their midweek Uefa Champions League fixtures. Whereas Tottenham played a 1-1 draw against the Champions League defending champion Real Madrid, Liverpool tore apart Maribor in their 7-0 away victory.

The match didn’t live up to the expectation as Harry Kane gave an early lead to the Spurs in 4th minute of the game and Liverpool find themselves on the back sit. Heung-min Son added another in 12th minute and it forced Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp to replace senior centre-back Dejan Lovren disrespectfully.

Liverpool gained some control in the match when Mohammed Salah put one back for Liverpool, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was introduced in place of Lovren. But Spurs restored their two goal lead in injury-time of first half from Dele Alli’s volley.

It wasn’t only the crowd in the stands which make Premier League record, this game witnessed the most goals scored in a fixture. In 51 games between the two sides, 145 goals have been scored with an average of three goals per game.

First-half scoreline was good enough for Spurs to lead them to victory, but Kane makes Reds life more difficult at Wembley. He scored his second of the evening in another Liverpool’s defensive error in the penalty area, grabbing his foot on the loose ball.

Asking Liverpool to turn the tie from 4-1 down with 30 minutes left to play wasn’t something to chew in and Spurs finally claim their victory against them after four long years. They last registered a victory against the Anfield giants in 2012/13 season with the help of Gareth Bale’s double.

The victory helped Spurs to level on points table with second placed Manchester United whom they’ll visiting at Old Trafford next Saturday. Jurgen Klopp needs to answer many questions after defeat against the North Londoners. He can’t expect his attacking players to score five goals in each game, in few games his defensive players will have to support the men at fronts with their solidarity at back.

Gary Neville once said, “Jurgen Klopp’s centre backs and his goalkeeper will always kill him, they’re not good enough. They’ll always let him down.” And, it’s proven once again. Liverpool’s defensive errors are not going to stop any soon and world class players like Harry Kane is always going to punish them.

Jurgen Klopp normally put a big smile on his face always encouraging his players from the touchline, but he was stunned tonight. He replaces his centre back within first-half hour of the game and looked list lost watching his team’s defensive frugalities. In his after match comment he said, “Tthe whole game and the whole result was pretty much all of our fault. Tottenham were good but we made it too easy for them.”

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