Tottenham 1-3 Liverpool: 3 talking points

Harry Kane-Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham continued their miserable run of form against Liverpool with another defeat in the Premier League tonight.

The London club have now lost their last seven meetings against the Reds and today we look at the three major talking points from Tottenham’s 3-1 defeat to the Champions earlier.

Harry Kane injury and halftime substitution

 The Londoners were dealt a massive injury blow at the stroke of half time when Harry Kane had to be taken off.

According to Jose Mourinho, the England international has picked up knocks on both ankles and he will be ruled out for a few weeks.

The Tottenham striker went down after a rash challenge from Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara and he had to be replaced by Erik Lamela at the start of the second half.

VAR Ruled out Salah goal for Firmino handball

Liverpool had a goal disallowed during the second half and the decision to overturn Salah’s effort will go down as a controversial event.

Martin Atkinson decided that Roberto Firmino had handled the ball during the buildup to the goal when in reality Eric dier had fouled the Brazilian and Firmino’shandball might not have been intentional.

Furthermore, the decision gave Tottenham some much needed relief at a crucial stage of the game when they were harbouring hopes of a comeback.

As for Liverpool fans, it was disappointing especially because of how well Salah finished the chance and how it could have given them more control of the game. 

Defensive errors let down Mourinho’s Spurs

 Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has blamed tonight’s defeat on individual mistakes at the back.

The Portuguese revealed that his players were responsible for all three goals and the third goal of the game was particularly disappointing.

Hugo Lloris was directly responsible for the opening goal of the game and the Frenchman made another mistake for Liverpool’s second.

Joe Rodon allowed Sadio Mane to score the third goal of the game for Liverpool and such a sloppy defensive performance is uncharacteristic of a Jose Mourinho side.