3 Things We Learned as Spurs Thrash Liverpool at Wembley

Harry Kane scored twice, with Son Heung-min and Dele Alli also on the scoresheet. as Tottenham thrashed Liverpool 4-1 to clinch their second consecutive league win at Wembley.


Mohamed Salah pulled one back for Liverpool, but defensive mistakes left Jurgen Klopp's side with too much to do to take anything from the game.


Here's three things we can take away from the game...

1. Hugo Lloris is as Important to This Tottenham Side as Anyone

Harry Kane will doubtless take the headlines in the morning papers after another match-winning performance, but it is worth remembering the vital contribution of the man at the other end of the pitch. 


As was the case in the 1-0 win over Bournemouth in the last game at Wembley and the 1-1 draw with Real Madrid in the Bernabeu, Lloris made a string of big saves today that, had they gone in, could have led to a very different result. 


Had he not tipped Coutinho's effort onto the post or made that close range block from Salah in the second half, then Liverpool would have found themselves in a position to potentially take something from the game, and then all the questions about Tottenham at Wembley would have been flying around again.

2. There is One Position More Holding Liverpool Back

He may have only played half an hour of this defeat, but it may still go down as one of the worst performances of Dejan Lovren's career. Having lost Kane from relatively simple situations for both of Spurs' opening goals, it was little surprise to see the Croatian brought off before half time.


In fairness to Lovren, he wasn't the only one at fault for Tottenham's emphatic scoreline. Matip's header clear was tame and fell all to easily to Dele Alli for Spurs' third, while Mignolet could have held the free kick that led to the game-killing fourth early in the second half. 


Had it not been for Lloris in the Spurs goal, Coutinho, Firmino and Salah may well have dragged Liverpool back into this game, but requiring them to make up for several mistakes at the other end week in, week out is too much to ask, even for that attacking line-up.

3. Harry Kane's Development as a Footballer Shows No Signs of Stopping

He may be there to score goals, and he did that as reliably as ever in this victory, but Harry Kane's performance today showed once more that he can contribute so much more than just goals to this Tottenham side.


What showed this more than anything else against Liverpool was the assist Kane provided Son Heung-min for Spurs' second goal. Having pounced on Dejan Lovren's mistake from Lloris' long clearance, Kane had the opportunity to take it on for himself and look for his second. 


Instead, he had the presence of mind to spot the run of Son, and place a pinpoint pass at the feet of the South Korean who duly delivered a magnificent finish to leave Liverpool with a mountain to climb with less than a quarter of an hour on the clock.

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