Missed Chances and Defensive Depth: Talking Points from Tottenham 1-1 Liverpool

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.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 27, 2016: Liverpool's James Milner scores the first goal against Tottenham Hotspur's goalkeeper Michel Vorm from the penalty spot during the FA Premier League match at White Hart Lane. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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.

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Tottenham 1-1 Liverpool: Player Ratings

27.08.2016 Jack Lusby

Jurgen Klopp saw his Liverpool side produce a positive display but they were held to a 1-1 draw away to Tottenham Hotspur.

Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Liverpool

Premier League – White Hart Lane – Saturday 27 August, 2016

Goals: Rose 72′; Milner 42′

Simon Mignolet – 6.5 (out of 10)

Hardly called into action against Burton Albion in midweek, Mignolet was much busier at White Hart Lane, and made a number of vital stops to deny the likes of Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen.

But the Belgian was frustratingly beaten at his near post for Spurs’ equaliser, failing to stop a powerful drive from Danny Rose—and this proved to be his most telling contribution.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 27, 2016: Liverpool's goalkeeper Simon Mignolet in action against Tottenham Hotspur during the FA Premier League match at White Hart Lane. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Nathaniel Clyne – 7

Much improved on his last league outing away to Burnley, providing defensive stability alongside Joel Matip and a welcome support overlapping Sadio Mane on the right flank.

Arguably at fault for Rose’s equaliser, but this was the result of a catalogue of errors from the Reds, and it is difficult to pin blame on one player—be that Mignolet, Clyne, Adam Lallana or Klopp’s centre-backs.

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Harding fires as Liverpool Ladies see off Doncaster Belles

NATASHA HARDING

Natasha Harding scored a superb goal as Liverpool Ladies recorded a 1-0 win over Doncaster Belles at the Select Security Stadium in Widnes on Saturday evening.

The only goal of the game arrived just into the second half, when the Welsh forward struck a brilliant effort beyond the reach of Nicola Hobbs into the back of the net.

It was a deserved victory for Scott Rogers’ charges and a great way to bounce back from the heartbreak of the Continental Cup quarter-final exit at Birmingham.

It’s now seven WSL games unbeaten for the Reds and they are showing great signs of progress under Rogers.

Liverpool Ladies made a lively start and came so close to an opener when Shanice Van De Sanden was denied at close range by Hobbs.

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Jürgen Klopp: We’ll build on our start to the season

27th August 2016 Klopp

27th August 2016

‘We will build on this base’ was the message from Jürgen Klopp after Liverpool were held to a 1-1 draw at Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

The Reds now have four points from their opening three Premier League games as the season pauses for an international break next week.

They might have had more, having led against Spurs through James Milner’s first-half penalty before hitting the bar and seeing a goal disallowed.

And Tottenham responded deep into the second period – courtesy of Danny Rose’s near-post conversion – to limit Liverpool to a point in London.

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James Milner: We’re disappointed but results will come

James Milner

27th August 2016

James Milner expects results to come for Liverpool if they can maintain their performance levels, after being left disappointed by the 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

The vice-captain put the Reds in a position to take maximum points at White Hart Lane when he converted a penalty shortly before the half-time interval.

Jürgen Klopp’s side struck the crossbar through a Joel Matip header and Sadio Mane saw an effort disallowed for offside as they sought to double the lead.

But instead, Spurs levelled in the second half as Danny Rose pounced on a chance at the back post to secure his team a share of the spoils in north London.

Milner told Sky Sports: “Ultimately, we’re disappointed.

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In pictures: A point apiece for Liverpool and Tottenham

27th August 2016

Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur played out an entertaining 1-1 draw in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon – take a pictorial look at how the game unfolded with our gallery.

James Milner put the Reds in front with a penalty but Danny Rose produced an equaliser in the second half, meaning the points were shared.

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Report: Liverpool held by Spurs at White Hart Lane

Tottenham

27th August 2016

Liverpool were held to a 1-1 draw by Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on Saturday afternoon in an entertaining Premier League encounter.

James Milner put the Reds into a well-earned lead just before half-time when he successfully converted a penalty after Roberto Firmino had been tripped.

Jürgen Klopp’s men were full value for their advantage and continued to press in the second half; however, Danny Rose levelled when he collected Eric Dier’s cross and found the target with a close-range half-volley to secure a share of the points for Spurs.

The key points…

  • Milner penalty on 43 minutes gave Reds lead.
  • Matip struck top of the bar with a header after re-start and Mane had goal ruled out for offside.
  • Rose equalised for Spurs on 73 minutes.

The team news…

Liverpool were able to name Philippe Coutinho in their starting line-up after the playmaker was passed fit having missed the midweek EFL Cup win at Burton Albion with a knock.

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