Tottenham Hotspur came into the Premier League weekend off the back of a brilliant performance at the Santiago Bernabeu where they secured a battling point at the home of the European champions.
However, it is at home where Spurs have struggled to really click into gear and the specter of Wembley was casting an unwanted shadow on what has actually been a decent start to their season.
Liverpool came marching into the capital seemingly refreshed and renewed after they hammered Slovenian’s Maribor in midweek and it was expected to be an open affair with both teams looking to score goals.
It was Tottenham who opened the scoring after a Dejan Lovren defensive howler allowed Harry Kane in on goal and of course, Harry Kane did as Harry Kane does, clinically finding the net.
Liverpool’s defence was in sixes and sevens and plenty more when Dejan Lovren again did as Dejan Lovren does, clumsily misjudging a defensive header that allowed Kane to speed off before crossing for Son Heung-Min to slot it home.
Tottenham were rampant with Liverpool looking about as solid as custard. Jurgen Klopp would have been raging at having to prepare to answer more difficult questions regarding his defence after just 12 minutes but then Mohammed Salah pulled one back and the Reds were right back in it.
Unfortunately, from a Liverpool point of view, the wheels came off at the back again allowing Dele Alli to volley home with Kane later adding a fourth to finish off the Anfield side.
It was a fantastic day for Tottenham going forward but Twitter reserved special praise for one player in particular. Captain Hugo Lloris pulled off yet another spectacular save from Philippe Coutinho and the public absolutely loved it.
Lloris flung himself full length to his right before stretching out his left hand to touch Coutinho’s blistering effort onto the crossbar.
Lloris has been in sublime form in the last two games and was certainly responsible for Tottenham securing a point in Madrid. While today’s save may not have had as big an effect on the final result, take nothing away from the brilliance of it.
Here it is one more time from a different angle, just because we can.