‘Why is he doing that?’: Jamie Redknapp slams Liverpool star for what he did vs Tottenham today
Liverpool put in an impressive first-half display against Tottenham Hotspur today and stormed into a 2-0 lead before heading into the break.
Mohamed Salah bagged the opener just after the tenth minute as he finished off a brilliant attacking move.
The Egyptian winger then pounced on Eric Dier’s costly mistake and finished excellently as he chipped the ball over Hugo Lloris.
But Spurs did begin to threaten between the goals as Jurgen Klopp’s men came under a bit of pressure. And Antonio Conte’s were appealing for a penalty in the 18th minute.
Redknapp slams Trent
Ryan Sessegnon went down in the box after Alexander-Arnold appeared to push him in the back.
Referee Andy Madley didn’t feel there was enough contact to award a penalty. But Redknapp criticised Alexander-Arnold for making a risky challenge.
“So unnecessary though, Graham [Souness]. Why is he doing that?,” Redknapp said on Sky Sports at half-time.
“It’s just so unnecessary. I think if he [referee] gives it, they don’t overturn it.
“He started the game so well, a couple of great crossfield passes and you thought he looked really settled. Then all of a sudden he got ruffled and you can see that’s an area where Spurs can get success.
“Sessegnon against Trent has been a really good matchup. Tent’s just got to calm down, he’s being too rash in his defending.”
It was a needless challenge from Alexander-Arnold but it would have been a soft penalty had it been given.
The 24-year-old has come under heavy criticism for the defensive side of his game this season but defended pretty well today.
Spurs came out with more intent in the second-half but Liverpool weathered the early storm and took control of the game once again.
But the introduction of Dejan Kulusevski injected some life into Conte’s side and he set-up Kane to get them back in the clash.
Tottenham continued to threaten towards the end of the game but Klopp’s men held on to seal an important three points away from home.
It was the Reds’ first away win of the Premier League season and couldn’t have come at a better time after losing consecutive games in the league beforehand.
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