PHOTO: Levy shedding tear over his Solda-dud?

Daniel Levy

Tottenham Hotspur chairman was photographed seemingly wiping his eye prior to his club's match with Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.

Having returned a goal only once every 315 minutes on average when competing in Premier League football, there is an increasing sentiment throughout White Hart Lane support that last summer's £26m recruit from Spain, Roberto Soldado is, thus far, an expensive flop.

What is particularly disconcerting is that, in terms of contractual value alone, the former Valencia striker has cost Tottenham Hotspur approximately £200,000 for each of his 11 goals in all competitions.

Ahead of Tottenham's match at Anfield on Sunday, Daniel Levy was photographed (above) wiping the corner of his eye. Could it have been a tear over the exorbitant funds not only paid to Los Che, but also to Soldado, or perhaps it was because he knew what was in store; a convincing 4-0 loss, the fact that his manager Tim Sherwood takes up a seat in a box that he wants or is thinking of his own future?

Younes Kaboul scored an own goal within 120 seconds, before a Luis Suarez strike, Philippe Coutinho and Jordan Henderson's 75th minute fourth for Liverpool in a result that fortified the Reds' status as legitimate Premier League title challengers while underlying the gap between Spurs and their ambitions for a place within the division's top four.

Soldado, despite featuring for the full 90 minutes, was once again disappointing as, throughout the whole game, he was only once able to attempt a shot on goal and he failed to hit the target. Throughout the season he also has only registered a 29% shots on target to goal conversion rate.

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