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Tottenham fans on Twitter still aren’t over Sissoko’s miss

Tottenham fans on Twitter still aren’t over Sissoko’s miss

Yesterday’s loss was a bitter pill to swallow for Spurs fans, mostly because it was completely their own doing. The ‘bottler’ tag will be following them once again, and things could have been so different had Moussa Sissoko been able to convert from 15 yards when played clear through in front of goal and with just Alisson Becker to beat.

When the opportunity broke and Moussa Sissoko found himself running through, he had just two players up with him: Heung-Min Son and Virgil van Dijk. The Liverpool defender had the opportunity to close down the ball or cover the runner, and in blocking off Son as an option he forced Sissoko to go it alone, something that the Lilywhites all knew was always going to be a bad idea.

On his weaker left-foot and with his final touch before the shot taking the ball slightly away from goal, it came as no shock as Sissoko smashed the ball over the bar, sending the away end at Anfield into a tirade of anger. The fact that a professional footballer was unable to convert at such a key moment is shocking, and whilst they all know that finishing isn’t one of Sissoko’s strong points, his Anfield blunder simply isn’t good enough.

You can read the Spurs fans’ reactions to Sissoko’s shocker here:

The Lilywhites cannot believe that they passed up a chance as golden as Sissoko’s to take the lead yesterday, and will be wondering how they lost that game for weeks to come.

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