The Tottenham fans have been in fine spirits in the Transfer Tavern this week after they beat Manchester United and confirmed the signing of Lucas Moura on Wednesday evening.
Following a lengthy transfer pursuit, Mauricio Pochettino finally welcomed Paris Saint-Germain’s Lucas Moura to the club on deadline day in a deal worth a reported £23 million. The Tottenham supporters were delighted with the acquisition of a player who is held in high-regard across Europe, and they will be hoping to see him firing on all cylinders as soon as possible.
The club officially introduced Moura to the supporters by bringing him onto the pitch at half-time during their 2-0 victory over Manchester United on Wednesday – a result which took them within 2 points of 4th placed Chelsea.
Next up for Tottenham Hotspur is a daunting looking trip to face Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday afternoon. Pochettino’s record against the top-six away from home is not filling the Spurs faithful with too much optimism, but they will be quietly confident of claiming three points at Anfield after their imperious performance against United this week.
An away trip to Anfield represents a completely different contest altogether, and Spurs will need to be defensively resolute and tactically astute to claim a priceless victory in their bid to qualify for the Champions League this season.
One player who Mauricio Pochettino simply has to start this weekend is Tottenham’s sensational South-Korean winger Heung-Min Son (valued at £31.5 million by Transfermarkt). After enduring a relatively slow start to the season, Son has established himself as a first-team regular on the left-side of Pochettino’s midfield, and the quality of his performance will be crucial to Tottenham’s chances of victory on Sunday.
Liverpool conceded three goals against Manchester City in January during their 4-3 victory, and every one of those goals arrived from a move which started on the left-side of City’s attack. City managed to expose the defensive frailties of Joe Gomez who Klopp has opted to play out of position at right-back so far this season, so Pochettino must take note of this and use Son as his primary attacking outlet.
Son’s final-product was not quite at it’s brilliant best against United on Wednesday, but the quality of Tottenham’s performance allowed for moments of wastefulness in the final-third. However, Tottenham’s chances will be at a premium at Anfield on Sunday, so Son must bring his A game to Merseyside and exploit Liverpool’s weaknesses at right-back.