Ange Postecoglou says one Tottenham player was 'really good' despite disappointing Liverpool defeat

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Tottenham's recent slump continued with a 4-2 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield but there were positive.

Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou says Brazilian Richarlison gave them a cutting edge and he felt he was ‘very good’ when he came on in their 4-2 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield. 

A disappointed Postecoglou saw his team miss the opportunity to make grounds on Aston Villa in fourth place on the league table. Unai Emery’s side lost to Brighton earlier and Spurs would have closed the gap on them to just four with a game in hand. 

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Instead, Postecoglou has been left to pick the positives on what was a good finish to a game they started so poorly. Speaking after the game, the Australian manager singled out Richarlison for praise.

He told reporters: “It was good. I think that was because we had worked hard up until that point and, like I say, when we play our football, and it sounds madness because we were 4-0 down, we still made Liverpool work hard and we do in all our games, the Arsenal game was similar. 

“We always tend to finish strong and I think the subs benefit from the hard work of the other guys. I thought Richy was really good with his presence and then the other guys coming on I thought added something for us. We got a couple of goals and could have had a couple more.”

Tottenham can't wait for summer 

Spurs boss Postecoglou has said he’ll have to rebuild his squad and Richarlison’s future would have been one that would have been discussed in the summer but his 20 minutes inspired them to what ended up being a very respectable scoreline.

He’s now scored 11 goals in what is the most prolific season since he arrived at the club from Everton in 2022.

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