Tottenham full-back Danny Rose has admitted that Liverpool winger Sadio Mane handed him his 'hardest game' in years at White Hart Lane on Saturday.
Mane, who signed for the Reds from Premier League outfit Southampton earlier on in this transfer window, was one of the standout performers as Spurs and Liverpool played out a 1-1 draw in north London.
Rose managed to find the back of the net with a timely equaliser during the second half but insisted that he couldn't get forward too often because of Mane's 'frightening' pace.
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“It was probably the hardest game I've had in the last few years, chasing Mane up and down,” Rose said, as per the Liverpool Echo. “But overall a point is a fair result.”
On the goal, he added: "I took a gamble, I didn't want to go forward too much because the pace of Mane is frightening but I managed to get in at the back post.
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“To be honest I think I shanked the goal but they all count and I'm glad that it went in.”
Following Saturday's clash, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp admitted that he was disappointed that his side failed to secure all three points.
The revered coach claimed that his side should have taken their opportunities and insisted that 'keeper Michel Vorm saved Spurs on more than one occasion.
The Liverpool boss stated: I still feel a little bit disappointed when we play like this because we could have won the game. We made one mistake in and around the goal for their goal.
"We had chances and even one in the 92nd minute. This game showed again what we can do and how we can play.
"I wish we could have won it. We have to accept the point and that's not a problem because it's Tottenham.
"It feels worst now than the last time we were here last season. Simon Mignolet saved our lives then, now he had one brilliant save. Michel Vorm saved them a few times.
"Of course the players know they should score. Tottenham is not a game you win by four or five goals.
"They are a good defensive team so it's very difficult to create one chance, but we had a few. That's a good sign and it's something we take for our future. In the end, we have to accept the result."
With four points from their opening three fixtures, it doesn't get any easier for Liverpool over the coming weeks.
After the international break, Klopp's side are set to take on Premier League champions Leicester City and rivals Chelsea.
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