Mauricio Pochettino Calls Spurs Players 'More Than Heroes' Despite Late Liverpool Defeat
- Author: Rosalie Stanley Apr 02, 2019,
Apr 02, 2019, 1:07
It was Liverpool's 33rd winning goal in the 90th minute or later in Premier League history, which is eight more than any other side, and Klopp was asked if it was "fate" for Liverpool to win the title.
Fulham were guilty of staying too deep and overplaying with their poor distribution causing self-inflicted problems time and time again. But a Spurs team that looked stunned after the opener regrouped, and though they weren't getting clear opportunities, they ended the half knowing they weren't out of the game yet. After some adjustments by manager Mauricio Pochettino - who was forced to watch the game from the stands because of a touchline ban but could communicate with the bench via phone - things started to turn Spurs' way.
Roberto Firmino had given the home side the lead early on with Lucas Moura levelling for the visitors with 20 minutes remaining.
"Will to win, that's what won them the game". Always you have doubts about how they're going to react. "They weren't at their best today", said Souness.
But the Argentina forward was then withdrawn early in the second half. But whether or not they were outplayed in the end, Liverpool won't and shouldn't care.
Victory put Liverpool back on top of the table with a two-point advantage over City, who have a match in hand.
"If at the end of the season we would be first, it must be kind of a fairy tale, miracle, whatever".
"It's those games that can sometimes freak you out a little bit - a couple of those teams are in relegation battles".
Some woeful defending from Fulham - who have now conceded 72 goals, the worst record in the top flight - contributed to both goals, with Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Joe Bryan both guilty of gifting the ball to City near their own goal. The 70-year-old was left infuriated after Cesar Azpilicueta's equaliser appeared to be offside.
Mane's side faced accusations of losing their nerve when drawing four games out of six between the end of January and start of March, but the Senegal global believes that it is part of the club's DNA to see the job through.