Georginio Wijnaldum Reveals What Made Him Choose Liverpool Over Spurs
Sep 06 2016 by Marjorie Miles
"I am happy to see a great game".
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino insists Kyle Walker's substitution in the 28th minute due to illness had a significant impact on his team.
Tottenham's winless run against Liverpool extended to eight league games - dating back to 2012 - and they couldn't handle the pace and energy of the visitors' sprightly forward line in a frenetic, entertaining first half at White Hart Lane.
"We made one mistake in and around their goal and they also had a header from Alderweireld and a wonderful save from Simon".
"Last year, of course I was desperate for Tottenham to win the league but it was for him, not because I'm a Tottenham fan".
"We always want to win so we're not satisfied".
Tottenham goalkeeper Michel Vorm didn't look any less impressive than what Hugo Lloris could have been, had he been match-fit.
"We need time, a few months, to get all on the same level".
Liverpool appeared to have doubled their lead after Spurs had been caught on the counter, but once Sadio Mane had tucked the ball home the flag went up for offside against Adam Lallana.
Christian Eriksen saw a free-kick beaten away by Simon Mignolet and Dele Alli sliced a promising opening wide from 18 yards out as Spurs continued to look the more risky early on. Tottenham have scored all three of their goals this season in the second half, though might have played their worst overall fixture to start the young campaign. "Fortunately I have played in the Premier League long enough to have enough experience".
Rio Ferdinand has urged Daniel Sturridge to stay and fight for his Liverpool career. But I can only pick 11 players to start and I never make a decision like this against one player.
"This game showed again what we can do, how we can play".
Spurs came out in the second half looking better, keeping more possession, but had few chances.
"When we know something and when are close to doing something, then we will inform you - or a little bit later".
It will now be a fortnight until Tottenham play again as they go on worldwide break, but Pochettino said he did not expect any exhausted players to come back any more well rested. It's probably a fair result.