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5 Key Talking Points From Tottenham vs Liverpool: Pressing Returns And It Looks Effective

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Jurgen Klopp

Tottenham vs Liverpool: 5 Talking Points

The return of the Premier League after the international break was overshadowed by the second coming of the greatest manager in the history of modern football. We may be stretching it a bit, but the signing of Jurgen Klopp as the manager of Liverpool seemed to be the only topic worth talking about by everyone related to English football.

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp

Tottenham were the first team that Klopp’s Reds were to face and the London team were looking to avoid a sixth straight defeat against the Reds. Liverpool though were rocked by a couple of injuries prior to the game with Danny Ings and Joe Gomez becoming long-term absentees. Liverpool were also without Daniel Sturridge, who got injured again and couldn’t face Tottenham.

Tottenham were unlucky not to score thanks to a brilliant performance by Simon Mignolet, the Liverpool goalkeeper. All in all, it was an entertaining clash, but neither team could score, with the game ending as a draw.

We look back at the entertaining draw and highlight the five talking points from the clash.

  1. Pressing returns and it looks pretty effective

Before the game, Harry Kane stated in an interview that they would outrun Liverpool, well that didn’t happen as the Reds sprinted more than Tottenham and were the first team to do so this season in the league.

Klopp brought in his ‘Gegenpressing’ style to Liverpool and even though he only had one week to work with most of the squad, it seems to have given the team a lot of energy. Can, Lucas, Milner and Lallana were running like headless chickens but with a game plan. It did cause Tottenham a few problems at the start, especially with all the closing down, and it will be interesting to see how much of running the team can do till the end of the season.