Published: Mon, September 17, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

Naby Keita’s display for Liverpool against Tottenham showed room for improvement

Naby Keita’s display for Liverpool against Tottenham showed room for improvement

Wijnaldum opened the cards for Liverpool in the 39th minute of the game while Brazilian superstar Firmino doubled their lead in the second half before the Spurs returned one back.

Despite seeing his side fail to put the game to bed earlier, manager Jurgen Klopp was delighted the overall display ahead of the huge clash with PSG.

"We are winning football games and these boys are such a threat against each team".

Liverpool now have the depth that they lacked a year ago, though, and they also have extra quality.

The Senegalese was one of the top performers in the English top flight last season, bagging an incredible 10 goals and 7 assists for The Reds during the campaign.

"I was not really often surprised in my life when I've had some".

It was a surprise for many when summer arrival Naby Keita was dropped as Liverpool faced Leicester before the worldwide break, but his display against Tottenham at Wembley did little to justify his return.

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But Liverpool now have a very tough run of fixtures coming up and their captain will surely play an important role as they compete on all four fronts this season. "We deserved to win".

Liverpool's Roberto Firmino has confirmed there is no long-term damage to his eye after a horrific incident involving Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen. It could all have been different though as a foul by Sadio Mane on the returning Son Heung-min inside the box during added time.

In a post-match media conference, Pochettino was asked if much of his squad returning from the World Cup late has had an impact on his side's performances, but he replied: "I don't want now to complain about the World Cup".

"I am upset with my players and they know that", he said, bemoaning how the champions moved the ball. Yes", said Pochettino. "I don't know what you expect from me, or what you think my answer should be. We need to improve a lot.

"The first half was even and then we conceded again from a set-piece".

The next challenge is in the Champions League with a trip to Inter Milan on Tuesday when Liverpool hosts Paris Saint-Germain at the start of the group stage.

"It's only when they shoot and miss that we say "you missed".

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