Tottenham put in a ‘disastrous’ efficiency in opposition to Liverpool as they have been downed 3-1 by Jurgen Klopp’s facet.
The Reds scored their first Premier League purpose in 482 minutes when Roberto Firmino netted simply earlier than half-time, with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Sadio Mane additionally firing previous Hugo Lloris after the break.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg did give the hosts some hope with a advantageous long-range strike when the Reds have been 2-Zero up, however Mane’s end assured Liverpool took all three factors again to Merseyside.
Spurs additionally misplaced Harry Kane to an ankle harm which is about to sideline the skipper for a number of weeks, whereas questions have been requested about Jose Mourinho’s determination to start out the match with a again 5.
And former Lilywhites defender Jason Cundy was a type of criticising the Spurs boss for his tactical choices when he spoke on the Sports activities Bar simply minutes after the ultimate whistle blew on the north London conflict.
“It’s a catastrophe for Spurs, there isn’t any different method round this,” stated Cundy. “It was a disastrous 90 minutes.
“And it began with the workforce choice. Jose confirmed his playing cards and he’s gone for 5 on the again.
“That’s not three on the again, it’s a 5; I used to be at Stamford Bridge yesterday and the best way Wolves performed was a 5 on the again however the midfield was packed.
“Spurs didn’t try this; Spurs left themselves susceptible in the course of the park.
“And Liverpool dominated.”
Heung-min Son thought he had opened the scoring for the hosts contained in the opening minutes solely to see his purpose disallowed for offside, and this was considered one of Spurs’ uncommon attacking forays on Thursday night time.
Actually, Tottenham managed simply three pictures in opposition to Liverpool – their lowest tally in a Premier League recreation this season – and Cundy thinks Mourinho’s facet have been far too simple for the Reds to marshal.
“There have been moments within the first half when Spurs regarded like they may threaten, however it was a bit of bit too predictable,” added the talkSPORT host.
“There was no basic build-up play, and is that the easiest way to get by Liverpool – lengthy balls excessive? Spurs are higher than that; they’re a greater workforce than that.
“The Spurs gamers didn’t look snug in that formation, and Liverpool have been discovering an excessive amount of house in harmful areas they usually couldn’t fairly make it inform.
“If you happen to go 5 on the again and play with Son and Kane you’ll get outnumbered, and Liverpool simply outnumbered them.”
For his ultimate evaluation of the match, Cundy stated: “Liverpool didn’t should do quite a bit, I don’t suppose.”