SEAN Rogers and Neil Atkinson are joined by Paul Senior to take an in-depth second look at Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur in this week’s Tuesday Review.
With Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs side pushing for the Premier League and Jürgen Klopp desperate to lay down a marker, both sides went all out at an unbelievable pace but there were few surprises in the respective set-ups at Anfield.
The panel look at the key players in the encounter, the subtle switches in shape during the game and the clever movement that caused Liverpool difficulties at times.
The Reds’ pressing game looked off-colour to begin with before Liverpool found their way in the game – what changed, how did the manager influence the play?
There’s more talk around the influence of Daniel Sturridge and the decision to hook him for Divock Origi before the midfield battle between Moussa Dembele and Jordan Henderson comes under the spotlight. The Spurs man has rightfully earned praised for his Anfield performance but what do the stats say? Was this, quietly, Henderson’s best game this season?
Finally, attention turns to Thursday night and the Europa League showdown with Borussia Dortmund. How much will the starting line up change? What will Klopp’s approach be?
All discussed in this week’s Tuesday Review.
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