Jamie Carragher decided to sum up Dejan Lovren as a footballer after Spurs game

Huddersfield Town v Liverpool - Premier League

What. A. Game.

Expectations were high for Tottenham's visit to Anfield on Sunday night but nobody could have expected the rollercoaster of emotions that ensued. In the end, Liverpool had to settle for a point at 2-2 yet that doesn't do the fixture justice.

Mohamed Salah fired the Reds into the lead after just three minutes and the score would remain at 1-0 until the final moments as Spurs crept into the game.

In the 80th minute, Vincent Wanyama put his name in the hat for 'Goal of the Season' with a sensational volley that kick-started chaos at Anfield.

Tottenham earned themselves a penalty, with Harry Kane missing from spot, before Liverpool thought they'd scored the most dramatic of winners via Salah.

Contentious first penalty decision

However, the unthinkable happened as Spurs won another penalty from a contentious challenge by Virgil van Dijk and Kane didn't miss twice, bagging his 100th Premier League goal.

And breathe.

You could talk about the game until you're blue in the face yet one of the most debatable flash points of the match was the aforementioned first penalty.

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Loris Karius bailed Liverpool out with the nerve-shredding decision not to dive either way but Liverpool fans were convinced it shouldn't have been awarded in the first place. 

It all depended on whether Dejan Lovren had touched the ball before Kane received it in an offside position and the footage wasn't flattering. A wild and clumsy air-kick from the Croatian saw the spot kick given.

When you consider Lovren's performance in the reverse fixture, it gave Liverpool fans an all-too familiar feeling.

Jamie Carragher sums up Dejan Lovren

Nobody summed up his showing better than Jamie Carragher. Watching the highlights back in the Sky Sports studio, he couldn't help chipping in with a comment on Lovren.

"That incident sums up Dejan Lovren as a footballer: 'has a great game, but always lets himself down with a stupid mistake.'"

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So true, Jamie.

There is little doubting that Lovren is a fantastic defender on his day, yet his good performances are often unravelled by moments of madness. 

The 28-year-old delivered a much more disastrous showing at Wembley, though, with Klopp substituting after an half-an-hour after Kane and Heung-min Son ran him ragged.

So, in many ways, Liverpool are still struggling from the same defensive problems and individual errors that have blighted them all season. It's an issue of which Lovren is the personification.

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