Harry Kane makes brutal Tottenham dressing room admission after 2-1 defeat to Liverpool

Harry Kane scored in the second half but Spurs failed to find the elusive equaliser that would have secured a point and avoid a defeat.

Tottenham paid dearly for a slow start to the game against Liverpool with a 2-1 defeat to Jurgen Klopp’s side who are looking to rival them for a spot in the top four. The Lillywhites are somewhat come-back specialists this season- but gave themselves too much to do after going 2-0 down in the first half of the game.

Mohamed Salah the architect of the Liverpool win, finishing off brilliant for the first before receiving a gift of a pass from Eric Dier who intended to head the ball to his goalkeeper- but ended up directing it via his shoulder to the Egyptian, Salah ran through before clipping in his and Liverpool’s second goal.

Tottenham who were without Son Heung-min and Richarlison dominated the second half and created enough to at least grab a point but Jurgen Klopp’s side held on for what was an important victory for them after defeats to Leeds and Nottingham Forest.

Kane who scored 11th Premier League goal to give his side a fighting chance in the second half said they have to stop giving themselves a mountain to climb in games if they are to contest for titles and be at the top of the table.

The Tottenham striker said after the game: “Yeah of course tough feeling right now coming in behind that second half performance and obviously pushing them right till the end. We felt we deserved a second goal but unfortunately the damage was done in the first half.

“I think in big games in key moments we have made too many mistakes and been punished for it and that was the case again today. I think that when we look back at the season we need to try and reduce those errors especially when you’re playing the best teams.

“We are disappointed because we lost the game and we weren’t good enough being two nil down and it’s happened too often this season being behind and then having to turn and come back in the second half and we’ve pushed teams till the end but if you want to be fighting for the big things you have to make sure that you win these kind of games and come up on top and we just having been doing that.

“We knew and we said that at half that if we got one one we would be right back into it and we did that we had flicks on and set pieces it just didn’t quite fall for us.”

Having gone without a defeat at home in the Premier League for 10 games, they have now lost back to back home games and Antonio Conte will look to steal his backline again for the remaining games before the break for the World Cup.