Mizgan Ahmed on 17th October,2015
Liverpool drew 0-0 against Spurs away to White Hart Lane, as Klopp’s reign at Liverpool starts with a deserving point.
It was a memorable day for Liverpool fans as Klopp took charge of his first game here since becoming the manager just nine days ago. Unfortunately though, the German was left with very limited options in the attacking front, with Divock Origi leading the line in absence of Sturridge,Ings and Benteke.
Klopp as most expected opted for a 4-2-3-1 formation which was a big hit for him in Dortmund.Lucas and Emre Can starting in the heart of midfield with Milner and Lallana taking wider roles and Coutinho playing as no ’10’ behind the centre forward Origi.
It was an impressive start by reds with plenty of pressing and passing and interchanging between the attacking players.
Origi thundered the crossbar and Lloris just about scrambled it. Spurs slowly grew into the game and force their way to string of good opportunities only to be denied by an impressive Mignolet.Spurs looked the more likelier side to score.
Mignolet saved N’Jie and Kane’s shot and Sakho made an important block to deny Dele Alli.
No changes for Liverpool at the half and opening period of second half was just about to settle down with tame effort from Lucas and an effort from Walker the only chances for first 15-16 mins. Lallana appealed for a what would have been a soft penalty as game looked like its going for a stalement.
Origi stinging his effort straight at Lloris, while Kane got denied by Mignolet again. Can then drove one from 20-25 yards leaving Lloris stranded a bit but shot was narrowly wide.
In the end draw was a fair result and Klopp will take this in his first game in charge at Liverpool.