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EPL 2017/18: Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 Liverpool, 5 Talking Points

Sumedh Pande
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11.74K   //    23 Oct 2017, 00:59 IST

#4 Dejan Lovren may have had his last chance to prove himself

Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool - Premier League
It can't get worse than this for Mr Lovren

The Croatian centre-back has frankly been given more chances to resurrect his Liverpool career than he deserves. His errors have cost the team time and again but his display against Spurs should end all doubts about his future and role at the club. This was truly one of the worst individual performances that one can remember from a Liverpool player in the Premier League. 

Lovren was just not at it today, being at fault for the first two goals. He was agonizingly slow to react to a lobbed pass for Harry Kane for the first and failed to clear with his head from a Hugo Lloris throw for the second. The centre-back was terrified at the sight of Harry Kane and each one of his touches looked like creating another opening for the hosts. 

He was substituted on the half hour mark with Jurgen Klopp rightly taking him off the field of action. Lovren was just not ready for the task at hand and deserved a walk of shame back to the bench in the first 30 minutes itself. One can have bad days on the field but this was worse than that. A lot worse. The word catastrophe will feel shy about itself after learning about Lovren's performance. 

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Sumedh Pande
An avid Premier League watcher with specialization in transfer news and post match analysis. Follow European and Indian football with minute attention with one eye on the world of cricket.
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