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Jermaine Jenas and Andy Gray comment on Tottenham star after Liverpool defeat

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Jermaine Jenas and Andy Gray comment on Tottenham star after Liverpool defeat

Jermaine Jenas and Andy Gray are in agreement that Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was at fault during Spurs’ 2-1 defeat to Liverpool, and both have suggested that he should be dropped.

With the scoreline reading 1-1 at Anfield thanks to goals from Roberto Firmino and Lucas Moura, Lloris opted against coming to collect a long ball from Trent Alexander-Arnold into the box.

If that was a mistake, his inability to hold Mo Salah’s weak header saw the ball bounce off of Toby Alderweireld and into the back of the Tottenham net. With 90 minutes played, it was a sucker punch for Spurs.

Former Spurs midfielder Jenas has suggested on Match of the Day that Paulo Gazzaniga deserves the chance to impress, while Gray told BeIN Sports that Spurs need to address the goalkeeping situation.

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Jenas: “If you’re Gazzaniga, you’re wondering when you will get an opportunity. He’s had a couple of difficult seasons. He’s 32, he should be at the peak of his powers right now.

“He looks more nervous now, than when he turned up at the club. A decision needs to be made, there is a mini-league left and Spurs need to make sure that they get over the line.”

 

Gray: “I don’t fancy him at all. He never leaves his line. The ball in from Trent Alexander-Arnold is in the air for an eternity. Having failed to come for the ball, he spills the softest header you’ll see.

“I think Tottenham have a problem in that area.”

TBR’s view

Lloris has certainly been playing better for France than he has at Tottenham. The World Cup-winning goalkeeper looked a different stopper between the sticks in Russia, completely different to the one who had a shaky 2017-18.

Same again this season, for Lloris. The goalkeeper has made a number of high-profile errors. Jenas has been consistent in his criticism over the past two season, urging Mauricio Pochettino to drop him.

With only a few games left, it is a difficult one for the Argentine manager. Do you stick with what you know – with a player that joined the club seven years ago for £7.9million (Independent), or do you try Gazzaniga?

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