Tottenham Hotspur's pretty woeful start to the new season continued as more senior stars are being criticised for their performances.
Roy Keane has claimed that he has heard that Tottenham's Dele Alli already thought he had 'achieved something' in the game.
The Spurs midfielder was in action at Anfield on Sunday evening as Mauricio Pochettino's side fell to a 2-1 defeat against the Premier League leaders.
Alli started the match and was pretty anonymous throughout, as the home team came from behind to cancel out Harry Kane's header from the opening minute.
Premier League title winner Keane was pretty critical of Alli and where he is heading in his career, as his former club teammate, Gary Neville agreed and stated that he 'needs to hear' what Keane is saying about him.
“Very, very poor,” Keane told Sky Sports. “I looked at him when he was coming through, you thought this kid has a chance. He is a great example to footballers out there that if you take your eye off the ball. You lose that hunger – when you lose that hunger, it's hard to get it back.
“He has had a few injuries, I give him that. But from what I hear off the field stuff, he basically thought he was a player. He thought he had achieved something. And today, he was non-existent.”
Neville added: “Do you know that he needs to hear these words. He needs that spark. I think he can take it. I think he's man enough to take it. He has been down in the lower leagues where it has been tough for him. He has had to fight to get his career going. It's not like it's put on a plate for him.”
Alli's poor form doesn't just stem from the start of this season, but it also dates back to the previous campaign.
There's no doubt that the attack-minded midfielder has set the bar high very early on his career, but his performances have been well below par for some time now.
Whilst he was showing glimpses of his old self during this past week, he was unable to have an impact at Anfield, as Spurs dropped more points in the Premier League.
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