Jurgen Klopp picked up a well deserved point away to Spurs in his Premier League debut at White Hart Lane on Saturday’s early game.
The Reds started brighter and nearly took the lead early on when Emre Can’s header hit the post and nearly bounced in.
However the home side came back into it after the first 20 minutes, particularly with Martin Skrtel getting caught out at the back. The Slovakia defender committed to a few tackles but was caught in no-mans-land as Tottenham’s players moved ahead of him.
Mignolet was left exposed but made a great one-handed stop to keep out Clinton N’Jie. Once Adam Lallana made a poor back pass and another time Skrtel’s positioning was poor again. Harry Kane got a good angle to shoot twice, but both times he was denied by the Belgian keeper.
Liverpool were light upfront due to the season long injury of Danny Ings, Christian Benteke still out injured and Daniel Sturridge picking up a knock before the game.
Origi was alone upfront and his inexperience showed. Liverpool pressured Spurs with their ‘gegenpressing’ style, winning balls higher up the pitch but they didn’t have the quality upfront to make the difference with goals.
Liverpool defended better in the second half and with Spurs tiring, the away side could’ve snatched it. Origi again couldn’t make the difference.
Emre Can was immense throughout the game and he nearly scored a late winner with a great drive from outside the box that just went wide.