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Pochettino should axe Lucas Moura despite goal vs Liverpool

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Pochettino should axe Lucas Moura despite goal vs Liverpool

Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham were beaten 2-1 at Anfield on Sunday (BBC Sport).

The north Londoners are now in serious danger of slipping out of the top four thanks to the defeat, with Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea all breathing down their neck.

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A Roberto Firmino header and a Toby Alderweireld own goal in the dying moments kept the Reds’ title dream alive, with Hugo Lloris the villain for yet another mistake for the visitors.

Spurs’ goal came courtesy of Lucas Moura, who was starting in attack with Harry Kane.

The Brazilian was one of Tottenham’s livelier players, but he should not be afforded another start against Crystal Palace.

 

TBR’s view

Lucas may have caused problems for Liverpool, but the introduction of Heung-min Son completely tipped the game in Tottenham’s favour in the second half.

He was left on the bench as a result of his exertions over the international break, but when he came on he reminded everyone why he is Spurs’ most dangerous winger.

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He didn’t have much time but he certainly made an impact, and with Tottenham in a slump he must start against Palace, which would surely mean Lucas has to drop back to the bench.

Son is a special talent and Tottenham need him more than ever right now. Lucas, who has nine goals to his name this season, coming off the bench to stretch tired defences is not a bad option either.

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