Liverpool Spectacularly Lucky Not To Concede Late Penalty Vs Spurs

Arnold Nichols
September 17, 2018

Jurgen Klopp's men have now emulated Kenny Dalglish's 1990-91 team by winning their first five games, but as Arsenal ended that season as champions, history also serves to offer a reminder that the Liverpool will still face challenges ahead.

Firmino almost set the tone after 45 seconds with a goal that was disallowed when Sadio Mane was ruled to be offside, and though Michel Vorm parried away an attempt by Mohamed Salah after 22 minutes, Liverpool struck first behind Wijnaldum. How do you prepare a game and not focus on it? Sure you will be punished for the team and quality they have on the pitch.

"So, performing week in and week out is a must, and getting those results that we need to show that we are one of the best teams in Europe".

We never adjusted the way we played, made the same mistakes continuously and made changes far too late when it was obvious from the moment you "scored" in the first minute it wasn't working.

"Watford is Watford, we didn't show our normal behaviour, attitudes or motivation but [against Liverpool] we competed, I have nothing to say", he added.


As for Liverpool's second goal, that was a comedy of errors which highlighted the uncertainty at the back, with Vertonghen diverting a cross on to the post before Vorm allowed the rebound to slip through his fingers.

We have the "most valuable player" conversation quite a lot, but if the Premier League was to introduce an award for the player upon whom his team leans most, Wilfried Zaha would be a shoo-in.

"We will try to be ready for PSG, but they are really good, a very interesting football project, and they rested two key players on Friday night", he said.

Hugo Lloris, who won the World Cup with France, is out injured and Tottenham was reliant on Michel Vorm in goal against Liverpool. So now we have to prove that and do it again and again and again, and see if we can do so. I am not anxious, I promise you.

According to statistics website WhoScored.com, Kane had the fewest touches in the first half with 11 while Salah managed only one more, level with Lucas on 12. If they can keep it going, whoever finishes in front of them this season will win the league. I think he had one effort, it wasn't a chance.

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