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Liverpool fans are fuming at Simon Mignolet’s error before Kane’s second goal

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For weeks, fans have complained that Sky Sports haven't quite given them the Super Sunday that they were promised but this week, they certainly did.

Arsenal smashed five past Everton to record a 5-2 victory at Goodison Park, but that was merely the starter.

Tottenham and Liverpool promised to be the battle of the weekend at Wembley, but Spurs hadn't beaten the red half of Merseyside in nearly five years and after Liverpool's 7-0 victory in the Champions League, the home side would be up against it.

However, Spurs made an electric start to the game and were 2-0 up inside 12 minutes.

Dejan Lovren was at fault for both of the goals that were duly converted by Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min.

Mohamed Salah did get the visitors back in the game with an awkward finish in the 24th minute, but an error from Joel Matip would see Dele Alli restore Spurs' two-goal advantage on the stroke of half-time.

Conceding via defensive mistakes has become a hallmark of Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp and when Spurs went 4-1 up on Sunday, no prizes for guessing the circumstances in which it arrived.

Lovren had already been hauled in the first-half, so goalkeeper Simon Mignolet stepped up to make the latest mistake when he made a feeble attempt to collect a dead ball delivery from Kieran Tripper.

The Belgian stopper ended up palming the ball down into the path of Jan Vertonghen before the ball found it's way to Kane and the England striker netted his 45th goal in 2017 in 40 games. That's Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo conversion levels.Take a look at the error below - Klopp must be pulling his hair out.

With over half-an-hour left in the game after Mignolet's error, Liverpool were in serious danger of being embarrassed in London.

Naturally, Liverpool's fans were not happy with yet another mistake on Twitter and while they want a new defence, they want a new goalkeeper, too.

Conversely, Tottenham's Huge Lloris made an absolute worldie save from Philippe Coutinho's edge of the box screamer.

If there was a way to highlight the differences between the two, that was it.

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