Martin Skrtel sent off against Spurs

Tottenham 4-0 Liverpool

Tottenham 4-0 Liverpool

Premier League
White Hart Lane
Sunday 18 September 2011 1:30 pm

Nine man Liverpool were brushed aside in a game that saw the reds start poorly, and finish even worse.

Martin Skrtel sent off against Spurs

Skrtel picks up a second yellow and is sent off

On the back of last week’s unlucky defeat against Stoke, the reds travelled to another of their bogey grounds – White Hart Lane – but this time deserved to leave with nil point.

Spurs raced out of the blocks, keen to secure their first home win of the season after their pummelling by Manchester City recently.  Some slack marking from Liverpool saw Luka Modric with time and space at the edge of the box in the 7th minute and he lashed in an unstoppable strike to put the hosts ahead.

Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll combined to put the ball in the Spurs net – but the goal was disallowed due to offside.

Daniel Agger was forced off with a rib injury, sustained during the Modric goal – and Sebastian Coates was thrown on for his LFC debut in the 27th minute.

A minute later and the reds fate got worse. Charlie Adam managed to collect his second yellow card in the 28th minute, which saw the reds reduced to 10 men.

Ironically, the reds improved slightly at this point, although Spurs were still dominating possession.

Gareth Bale continued to cause stand in right back Martin Skrtel problems, with Jordan Henderson failing to offer Skrtel any kind of helpful assistance.

In the 55th minute the reds remote chance of an equaliser disintegrated when Skrtel also picked up his second yellow card and received his marching orders.  A positive 11 man Spurs team were now taking on a morale-defunct 9 man Liverpool side.

Spurs managed to add three further goals during this spell, one even coming from a mistake from the usually reliable Pepe Reina.

Luis Suarez and Stewart Downing were both substituted off – to keep them fresher for the next battle.

Liverpool’s White Hart Lane misery continues, Spurs move to within one point of the reds who are now 8th.

  • glen

    Feel kenny should have subbed skertel before he got red card as he was having a howler..Think players just give up when they are down to nine men Very demoralizing as it can effect the next game we play.

  • White rabbit

    We should not have sold Mereiles he was brilliant and was fulcrum like Stevie G. Bad mistake. And, if we have any chance of winning we need a defence. They were absent on Sunday. At what we’ve paid for these stars we should be getting a return but you have to build a team not change it every week.

  • Imran

    That in one word was EMBARRASSING to say the least!. Spurs are not title contenders and were hammered by Man City on their own patch so what does that say about us!!?

    Carroll is a complete waste of money at £35 million and Henderson though better is not worth what we paid for him!. We’re  no good away from home and struggle even against the minnows.

    More reinforcements needed early next year methinks!

  • Zebedeus Kakuna Mbazuvara

    pathetic display from our team all round,no creativity,no pace ,no defense,no leader on the field! currently ,im sorry to say this but,we are NOWHERE,top teams,even spurs for that!

  • Krist_virtuel_livepool_manager

    please kenny dont make wrong decison selling raul mereiles was your biggest mistake you had ever made because, he was the heart of liverpool when gerrard was absent….now please correct your mistake…..bring adam jonhson,cristian zapata,and lisandro lopez to liverpool and feel the joy of win and if possible….do try to bring yann m’villa to liverpool believe me he is the very best youngster to lack….

  • Krist_virtuel_livepool_manager

    please kenny dont make wrong decison selling raul mereiles was your biggest mistake you had ever made because, he was the heart of liverpool when gerrard was absent….now please correct your mistake…..bring adam jonhson,cristian zapata,and lisandro lopez to liverpool and feel the joy of win and if possible….do try to bring yann m’villa to liverpool believe me he is the very best youngster to lack….

  • ASI

    Kenny has to start with players on form and hungry to perform, not on default those with high price tags or new signings with a hope they will perform to their potential. Until he is able to take this unpopular decisions, he will not be able to firm up his first 11.

  • Lfcboy

    What the hell was that all about? We were awful from the start and worse than that towards the end. I am just happy that Harry did not want to take the mick by putting more goals against us. The ref did not help but we just did not turn up AGAIN for an early kick off.
    Cum on lads you play for LFC not a Sunday league team. Next it will be Kenny’s fault like it has been with our last 2 managers. Improve or god help when united or city pay us. Carroll should be put in the reserves as he has no idea what his job is apart from run round like an idiot, put him in a tu tu he looks like a fairy.