PICTURE: Vertonghen looks baffled after Kaboul howler

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Tottenham Hotspur got off to the worst possible start against Liverpool when Younes Kaboul scored an own-goal inside the first 90 seconds.

If Liverpool had any jitters going into their match against Tottenham Hotspur, they were quickly replaced by elation as Spurs defender Younes Kaboul inexplicably put through his own net less than two minutes into the game.

With Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea all dropping points on Saturday, it was up to Liverpool to seize control of the title race, but Tottenham would have also seen a chance to close the gap on the sides above them.

And yet any game-plan Tim Sherwood had worked on was thrown into disarray after Kaboul's early own-goal and Luis Suarez's finish to double the Reds' lead midway through the first-half.

Kaboul backtracked as Glen Johnson ran into the box and could not sort his feet out in time to do anything other than flick the ball past Hugo Lloris in a move that would have been championed had it been at the other end.

And as you can see from the picture above, Jan Vertonghen appeared to not quite believe his eyes in the immediate aftermath.  It is as if he is asking himself: 'Did that really happen?'

Unfortunately for Spurs and for Kaboul in particular, yes, Jan, it did.

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