Lloris, who made two massive saves in the first half from Reds attacker Roberto Firmino, also held firm for much of the 90 despite Spurs’ conceded goals – keeping calm under pressure and largely claiming whatever came his way.
While Harry Kane and Son-Son-Heung min are of course the star men in north London this season, it was Lloris who impressed most.
Lloris praised by the media
However, regardless of the ‘world-class‘ international’s display, Jurgen Klopp’s side still managed to find a way through – with Mohamed Salah breaking past a stern Spurs defence to score the opening goal with a cruel deflection.
Tottenham’s resolute game plan appeared to pay off soon after, however, as Son buried the Lilywhites’ first opportunity of the match in a devastating counter-attack.
In a twist of fate, just minutes before the final whistle, Lloris could do nothing about Firmino’s header as the unmarked Brazilian guided home his header from a corner.
Regardless, the media have saw fit to lavish the 9/10 Frenchman, who was Tottenham’s unsung hero according to their ratings.
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Indeed, the ‘extraordinary‘ Lloris certainly enjoyed his fine moments in the game but could do little about Liverpool’s strikes.
This result means Spurs are knocked off top spot in the Premier League as a gruelling and congested fixture calendar looms, and only time will tell whether they can claw back an advantage over the Merseysiders ahead of a long season.
In other news: Jose Mourinho has been tipped for a huge call over this rarely-seen ‘diamond’, find out more here.
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