The most Spurs thing imaginable.
After Liverpool and Tottenham played out a stunning albeit hilarious fixture at Anfield, many quickly pointed out that this truly match highlights where both clubs are currently at.
Tottenham answered to the will of the owner of Daniel Levy, and the main results of this have been a revolving door of managers and a scattergun approach to transfer. At the same time, Liverpool seem to be struggling to emerge in a brand era with a whole new cast of characters.
Speaking to Nathan Murphy on Off The Bal, Keith Teacy discussed how Liverpool can still play heavy metal football and how Spurs’ recent results are unacceptable.
“No. Up the top of the pitch,” said Treacy. “Liverpool are still Liverpool, especially at home. They've only been beaten once in the last thirty-nine Premier League games. So Liverpool are still very, very good at home. Away from home, they've been a little bit flaky.”
“When Cody Gakpo drops into the midfield when you've got the likes of Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliot who have the legs to go and get beyond him. It's such a big threat because the centre half can see the bodies running beyond them, and he doesn't know whether to stick or twist, go or stay. You said Eric Dier was making all the wrong decisions in the first half. In the second half, he seemed to get a bit better. Gakpo wasn't quite up to it.”
“But there were so many key battles in this game that Spurs weren't coming out on top of. When you think of Ivan Perisic against Trent Alexander-Arnold, Pedro Poro against Andy Robertson and Harvey Elliott Fabinho and Curtis Jones against Pierre-Emile Højbjerg and Oliver Skipp. Liverpool were better all over the park.”
“Spurs just sort of stuck around, and Kane got his goal. And I thought Liverpool loosened their grip. I don't think Spurs went and really wrestled the game back. Look at Spurs. It's unacceptable. Really. It is.”
“To give yourself a mountain to climb like that after 15 minutes of football. Especially what happened in St. James’ Park a week ago, it really is unacceptable. But I said it in the commentary. They look like a team with no fear. They're not afraid of what's going to hit them in this dressing room.”
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