Arsenal hero sums up Spurs' performance in two words, Liverpool in one

Liverpool 4 - 0 Tottenham Hotspur

  • 2" Younes Kaboul (og)
  • 25" Luis Suarez
  • 55" Philippe Coutinho
  • 75" Jordan Henderson

Ref: Phil Dowd
Attendance: 44,762

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Liverpool beat Tottenham 4-0 to surge to the top of the Premier League table.

Former Arsenal defender Lee Dixon hit out at Tottenham's Anfield display yesterday, summing up their disappointing performance in just two words, and Liverpool's in one.

Tottenham looked like a beaten team almost from the first whistle, but just how bad was their display?

Shots on goal

Spurs managed four shots on target from 15 attempts, but this was actually double the amount of efforts on target than they have managed in four games this season, each of which have come in 2014 under Tim Sherwood.

PlayerMatchMatchdayOntarget Scoring Att
Tottenham Hotspur Liverpool vs Spurs 32 4
Tottenham Hotspur Spurs vs Man City 23 2
Tottenham Hotspur Norwich vs Spurs 27 2
Tottenham Hotspur Spurs vs Arsenal 30 2
Tottenham Hotspur Chelsea vs Spurs 29 2
Tottenham Hotspur Spurs vs Everton 25 2


Tottenham managed to hold just 41 per cent of possession against Liverpool, struggling to get a foothold in the game. This was surprisingly not their lowest of the campaign, even winning the game at Old Trafford in which they held less.

PlayerMatchMatchdayPossession Percentage
Tottenham Hotspur Liverpool vs Spurs 32 41.00
Tottenham Hotspur Spurs vs Man Utd 13 40.00
Tottenham Hotspur Man Utd vs Spurs 20 38.00
Tottenham Hotspur Spurs vs Man City 23 34.00


Linked to their lack possession, Tottenham equalled a season low in terms of tackles won this campaign, just 10 across the entire match.

PlayerMatchMatchdayWon Tackle
Tottenham Hotspur Spurs vs Arsenal 30 11
Tottenham Hotspur Cardiff vs Spurs 05 11
Tottenham Hotspur Spurs vs Chelsea 06 11
Tottenham Hotspur Liverpool vs Spurs 32 10
Tottenham Hotspur Arsenal vs Spurs 03 10

So was it their worst display of the season? It's certainly up there, but only because Spurs have had so many performances of this calibre in 2013/14. There's no escaping that Dixon's 'very poor' assessment is spot on, and arguably too kind.



Tottenham Hotspur



Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups


  • Simon Mignolet
  • Jon Flanagan
  • Glen Johnson
  • Daniel Agger
  • Martin Skrtel
  • Philippe Coutinho
  • Steven Gerrard
  • Jordan Henderson
  • Raheem Sterling
  • Luis Suarez
  • Daniel Sturridge


  • Bradley Jones
  • Iago Aspas
  • Joe Allen
  • Mamadou Sakho
  • Lucas Leiva
  • Aly Cissokho
  • Victor Moses

Tottenham Hotspur

  • Hugo Lloris
  • Jan Vertonghen
  • Kyle Naughton
  • Younes Kaboul
  • Danny Rose
  • Nacer Chadli
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson
  • Christian Eriksen
  • Nabil Bentaleb
  • Aaron Lennon
  • Roberto Soldado


  • Mousa Dembélé
  • Sandro
  • Andros Townsend
  • Harry Kane
  • Brad Friedel
  • Harry Winks
  • Michael Dawson

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