“It’s great to be in that 100 club”.
Harry Kane’s controversial late penalty denied Liverpool maximum points against Tottenham.
“In the first game they deserved it, but in this game we deserved [to win]”, Klopp added.
The red-hot Tottenham marksman stepped up to send a last-gasp penalty past Loris Karius at Anfield as Spurs held Liverpool to a thrilling 2-2 draw.
It came just after Kane had missed the chance to give Spurs the lead from the spot when his uncharacteristically poor penalty was saved by Karius. “Then for the softest touch of the whole game he decides it is a foul”.
“I’ve run out of things to say”.
“Fantastic performance. I think everyone that watched the game, watched a fantastic game from both teams”. For us obviously we are disappointed that we didn’t get the win in the end, ” said Van Dijk.
Credit where it’s due. It’s important to recognise when they are right because it’s a very hard job for them.
Mitigating factors have played their part, not least their ongoing travel sickness problems.
Kane was caught offside twice during promising attacks, in what was a rough afternoon for the striker. He got one right and the other wrong.
With quality players like Eriksen and Dembele at the heart of everything, it was only a matter of time before they scored their equalising goal.
When asked about how he reached the century, Pochettino said of Kane: “He has the personality to have big, big balls”. The German vented his frustration to cameras post match. However, Kane missed the penalty, so the karma evens itself out. That took him to 100 Premier League goals in just 141 games.
The Spurs marksman will not have it all his own way, though.
The Egyptian’s continued scoring streak makes a mockery of supposed experts that insisted he was little more than a glorified Juan Cuadrado.
Chelsea, however, can move third on Monday evening if they defeat Watford.
A point at Anfield rounded off a topsy-turvy week for Spurs, which included a 1-1 draw at Newport County in the FA Cup and then saw Pochettino’s men completely outplay Manchester United in a 2-0 Premier League Wembley win on Wednesday.
Pochettino, meanwhile, elected to go for broke by sending on Erik Lamela in place of defender Davinson Sanchez.
But Spurs showed commendable resilience and calm to dominate large portions of the second half before Victor Wanyama struck a powerful equaliser 10 minutes from time, returning Karius’ punch back into the top corner in front of the Kop from 25 yards.
HERE is our combined Liverpool and Tottenham XI. “I think the feeling now in the changing rooms is that we dropped two points”.
“That’s what you are – and who you are – congratulations and have a good night”.