Ian Wright says divisive Liverpool player got so lucky against Spurs

Ian Wright

Ian Wright has been looking back at Liverpool's 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League last time out.

Jurgen Klopp's side had led against Mauricio Pochettino's title chasers through Phillepe Coutinho but Harry Kane salvaged a point for Spurs in the second half.

It ended up being two points dropped in Tottenham's title challenge as table topping Leicester City won 1-0 against Southampton the next day to stretch their lead to seven points with six to play.

Liverpool had their chances before Spurs' equaliser.

'He was having one'

But Arsenal legend Wright told BBC's Match of the Day that Liverpool were lucky to get anything from the game given the performance of centre back Mamadou Sakho.

"I've not said anything but you saw there in a couple of shots he (Kane) could have taken Sakho to the cleaners there," Wright said assessing the game on MOTD.

"He was having one of the worst games I've seen for a long time.

"And if Harry Kane was in his sharpest form I think he would have had a few."

Backward step for divisive defender

Wright's criticism of Sakho comes at a time when the Frenchman had just started winning over some of his doubters.

His career at Liverpool so far has been like a rollercoaster and he is a player who very much divides Reds fans.

In recent weeks he has earned praise for some stout, strong, old fashioned defending.

But at Anfield on Saturday he left those who champion his cause red-faced with a terrible display.

The likes of Liverpool legends Jamie Redknapp and Jamie Carragher have criticised Sakho in the past and his latest poor performance won't win him any friends on Merseyside.

Whether he stays at the club beyond the summer remains to be seen.

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