27.08.2016 James Nalton
Liverpool travelled to North London for the second time in three league games, only managing to draw when they could, and perhaps should have come away with a win.
It was an intense and often heated game with plenty of talking points, several of which are discussed here.
Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Liverpool
Premier League – White Hart Lane – Saturday 27 August, 2016
Goals: Rose 72′; Milner 42′
Milner assumes responsibility on the spot, but can be left behind at left-back
Nothing beats a penalty taking left-back. But when the left-back in question is James Milner, then a few questions were raised as he scrunched up his face — assessing the direction of the wind, no doubt — prior to his spot kick.
Many would prefer a Ricardo Rodriguez type at left-back for Liverpool. A set-piece specialist with a wand of a left foot and the required Bundesliga credentials. A modern day Fabio Aurelio, if you like.
But as one of the higher paid players at the club, and vice-captain, it was good to see the number 7 taking responsibility when it came to penalties.