Mauricio Pochettino: Spurs boss questions side's title desire

This report, coupled with Mane's excellent season and recent performance against Spurs, is likely going to lead to wailing and gnashing of teeth among certain segments of Spurs fandom (much like Harry Redknapp's now-apocryphal stories of the near-signings of Eden Hazard and Luis Suarez).

Liverpool rode on first half goals from star winger Sadio Mane to beat Tottenham 2-0 at Anfield on Saturday. "If we play like we did in the second half, better chance - but we should play better".

That win helped to tighten everything up at the top of the table, with Chelsea failing to beat Burnley, and with Arsenal and Manchester United winning, leaving only two points between second and sixth now.

Tottenham travelled to Anfield in second place in the Premier League and in great form.

Tottenham Hotspur's desire was questioned by Mauricio Pochettino, after their defeat to Liverpool.

Liverpool climbed to fourth ahead of Manchester City, which plays Bournemouth on Monday.

Every other side in the country has more points in matches against the bottom ten - showing that if we work out how to break down deep defensive sides more often, we'll be a mighty force under Jurgen Klopp.

When asked why Liverpool's results have been better against the clubs in the top six than teams lower down the league, Henderson replied: "That needs to change - quickly".

"We have a lot to win: to put this club consistently in the top four and there are two more opportunities, the FA Cup and Europa League", said the goalkeeper. They didn't win anything.

'In the next 18 months, Pochettino will want them to get to that point when they are not timid in away games, they have got to go there and go for it'. Gerrard was prepared to make risks too even if they failed to come off.

"It's important to realise that you always need to compete in the Premier League and always give your best", said the Argentinian.

A few "dirty" characters would go a long way, and until the Reds know what it takes to win, they may keep falling short.

"It was hard to defend against us in the first half, we had four or five players in the area, it was like the early part of the season".

  • Julie Sanders