Jurgen Klopp’s side’s defence was torn apart by Spurs, with Harry Kane netting a brace to thwart off the Reds. Liverpool saw the game killed off in the first half itself, and despite them scoring a goal, a comeback from 1-3 never looked on the cards. Spurs increased the agony in the second half by adding another before seeing off the game comfortably.
Klopp, in his post-match conference, lashed out at his defenders, especially Dejan Lovren, for allowing the game to be killed off so early.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Klopp said: “The whole game the whole result was all our fault – Tottenham was good, they needed to be good, but we made it much too easy for them.
“The first goal was a little throw in and we are not really there. It was just really bad, bad, bad defending. The second, a counter attack, when the ball passes Dejan Lovren it is already too late.”
Many Liverpool fans agree on their side’s woeful defending, but are evidently angry with the suggestion that their opponents were the favourites following Lovren’s mistake 12 minutes into the fixture.
Klopp just threw Lovren under a bus. Absolute fraud.
— Lasagna Diarra (@AkriPasta) October 22, 2017
Klopp throwing Lovren under the bus.
— THEKOPITE (@aaron_mutiso) October 22, 2017
3 months ago Klopp was saying there wasn’t another centre back out there who was better than what he had, today he throws Lovren under a bus
— Funky_Gibbons (@james_gibby) October 22, 2017
I don't think Klopp should've thrown Lovren under the bus in that interview, that is family business. He needed to sort that out internally
— Vukani Wayne Mthembu (@VukaniWayne) October 22, 2017
Liverpool are winless in their last three Premier League games, and face Huddersfield at home next. With the loss against Spurs, Klopp’s side stays ninth in the standings, with 13 points after 9 game.
Written by Rajdeep Saha
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