Publication date: Sunday, March 31, 2019 6:17
Mauricio Pochettino welcomed his Tottenham players as "No More Heroes" for the opportunity to "dominate" Liverpool during their 2-1 loss at Anfield.
Turned out, Liverpool was going to pass the initiative to Manchester City in the title race after Lucas Moura canceled with the first half of Firmin header, leaving the Reds level on 77 glasses, but is far behind on goal difference.
However, Mohamed Salah – now eight matches without a stay in the network – popped up at the far post to head goalwards; Hugo Lloris could only slip a little and remove Alderweireld in a terrible mess, to divert it back past the goalkeeper in the 90th minute.
It was a narrow escape for Klopp's side inWith Tottenham make a lot of late pushing Sissoko having a great chance to put Spurs ahead at 1-1.
The result means that Manchester United remain level on points with Tottenham and men in Pochettino now collected only one point from a possible 15 in their last five matches.
"In the second half we dominated a team like Liverpool" Pochettino He said Sky Sports.
"It is not easy to come here and dominate them. After the first half we conceded a goal when there was not too much going on in the game. It was difficult for us, but in the second half we started to play with great confidence.
"It's very hard to lose a game this way, but I feel that I am happy because the emotion and the feeling that we have received today will help us.
"Now mini-league – seven games, and we are in the top four. It is in our hands.
"In these circumstances, they [the Tottenham players] more than heroes. We need to keep our confidence, and we will fight to be in the next Champions League. It is so important for the club to be in the top four at the end of the season. "
In the second half a chance Sissoko, Pochettino said: "This shows why Liverpool paid more than £ 70m for Van Dyck. The legs are heavy and difficult to think clearly, and it was not his [Sissoko’s] best quality, but I am very happy with my performance and commitment to the team. "