The Tottenham Hotpsur fans were feeling bittersweet in the Transfer Tavern yesterday following their 2-2 draw with Liverpool in the Premier League.
Tottenham Hotspur came away from Anfield with a point yesterday evening after one of the most dramatic encounters of the season so far. Mo Salah put Liverpool into a 3rd minute lead following a mistake from Eric Dier, and The Reds maintained their slender advantage for the majority of the match, but their resistance was finally broken in the 80th minute as Victor Wanyama unleashed a thunderbolt from the blue to grab Tottenham a deserved equaliser.
Wanyama’s strike set up a grandstand finish which featured 2 more goals and plenty of refereeing controversy. Within the final ten minutes Tottenham were awarded 2 penalties after John Moss adjudged both Harry Kane and Erik Lamela to be fouled by Lorius Karius and Virgil Van Dijk respectively.
In the first instance, Kane was fouled and missed the resulting penalty, but he made no mistake with his 95th minute strike from the spot which arrived just moments after Mo Salah appeared to have snatched all three points for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Liverpool were furious with the penalty decisions, and their record-breaking January signing Van Dijk brandished both Lamela and Kane as cheats in the aftermath of proceedings.
The Tottenham supporters jumped to the defence of their stars in response to Van Dijk’s comments and took the opportunity to slate him for his performance.
A handful of supporters also urged the FA to take retrospective against the Dutch international for making such bold accusations against Tottenham’s players.
Here’s what the Lilywhites faithful had to say about Van Dijk on Twitter following his post-match comments…
Any stray cats in Liverpool? Plenty of spilt milk! #boohoo
— phil williams
Surely the FA need to have a word with him then? Questioning the integrity of players and officials.
— Simmo L (@thfc1983) February 4, 2018
— Lee Gibbs (@Trader_Gibbs) February 5, 2018
VVD 75 million, and we've got 4 centre backs better than him.
— Martin Griffiths
Well maybe he needs to learn the rules of the Sport that he claims to be a proffesional of
— Craig Ireland (@Cra1g147) February 5, 2018
Shame no one else agreed with him….!
— hugh johnson (@HughNTJohnson) February 4, 2018
#VanDijk arrested for impersonating a defender and taking money under false pretenses
— Mr Gazz (@MrGazz_ICT) February 4, 2018
Overrated overpriced.and not as good as jan or toby
— steve cox (@tottenhamfan28) February 4, 2018
*Angrily accused Lamela of putting his calf in the way of his incoming foot and subsequently getting smashed
— devlin (@thfcdev) February 4, 2018
Ha ha you are totally deluded Vigil. Suggest you watch the evidence a little closer, as I see it you clearly kick Lamela who is definitely not a football !!!!! #ShouldveGoneToSpecsavers
— Tony McElwain (@2dareis2do1882) February 4, 2018
First of all you’re a waste of money and secondly you’re a waste of money.
— Tyler Gerrard (@Tyler11747746) February 4, 2018