Liverpool Spectacularly Lucky Not To Concede Late Penalty Vs Spurs

Heather Diaz
September 15, 2018

Klopp welcomed back the last of Liverpool's global contingent when Alisson Becker, Fabinho and Roberto Firmino returned to training on Thursday. Not even City last season played the flawless season.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said his side had produced their "best game of the season" after a 2-1 win away to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday extended the Premier League leaders' ideal start to the season.

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'I am sure he will play on Tuesday and he will get plenty of game time. There are lots of games ahead.

Dele Alli and Hugo Lloris are both out for Spurs, but Son makes a return for them from the Asian games (where South Korea won Gold).

The latter two will start the game at Wembley while Fabinho will start the game from the bench.

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Mauricio Pochettino has defended Michel Vorm, insisting his No. 2 goalkeeper was not at fault for the opening goal in Tottenham's 2-1 home defeat to Liverpool on Sunday. In the first half, they deserved more. Klopp has identified weaknesses in goal and in defence and sorted them out by investing wisely in Alisson and Van Dijk.

The reconstruction of White Hart Lane is clearly affecting the club's ability to punch its weight in the transfer market, but the frayed edges are now showing.

The lack of depth in Tottenham's squad is clear - particularly the lack of quality back-up striker to Kane - after being the only Premier League team to make no off-season additions.

It is only the third time in their history that they've opened up a top-flight season with five wins on the spin and although it's early days, plenty of fans and pundits believe they're the main contenders to Manchester City for the title.

Substitutes: Henderson (6), Sturridge (N/A), Matip (N/A).

Not enough to convince referee Michael Oliver that a penalty should be awarded, a retrospective look at the challenge appears to suggest Liverpool were rather fortunate to come out of the situation unscathed. "That is how it is, the body needs the time only to calm down from an intense season - they didn't have it".

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