Wembley Woes: Spurs run riot
A much anticipated bout between Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino occurred at Wembley in October 2017.
Liverpool were in indifferent form but the one shining light was Mohamed Salah, who had arrived from Roma in the summer. However, the general consensus is that Spurs were a step ahead on their journey.
Spurs took the lead early on through Harry Kane, after a disastrous mistake from ducking Dejan Lovren.
The Croatian then failed to deal with a long throw from Hugo Lloris, allowing Kane to square to Heung Min-Son to double the Spurs lead at their temporary home.
Liverpool replied via that man in form Salah after a beautiful Jordan Henderson cross-field ball, but the hope of going in one down was decimated by Dele Alli at 45+3.
Spurs added a fourth through Kane in the second half after a Simon Mignolet mistake, and this was, potentially, one of the most embarrassing performances under Jurgen Klopp.
This result is credited with being the decider in Liverpool’s investment into Alisson and Virgil van Dijk, after disastrous mistakes from Mignolet and Lovren.
Liverpool paid premium to get the Dutchman in January – who helped them achieve top four, whilst they had to wait for Alisson until the summer.
But if they had paid the premium for the Brazilian in January, maybe the next fixture could have been a lot different.