Tottenham Hotspur haven’t enjoyed their start to this season. Mauricio Pochettino’s side have been inconsistent at best in the league, most recently scraping a controversial 1-1 draw at home to bottom of the table Watford. The Hornets were hard done by to not have been awarded a penalty and an argument can be made that Dele Alli committed handball for the hosts’ goal. Midweek, Pochettino’s men cruised past Red Star Belgrade 5-0. Liverpool shouldn’t worry about the Spurs win over Red Star.
Firstly, Jürgen Klopp’s side also battered Red Star at home last season, cruising past the side in a 4-0 victory. The Red’s front three were unstoppable, Roberto Firmino scored one, Mo Salah bagged a brace and Sadio Mane netted the last. This is not a team that travels well in Europe. Alarm bells would have been ringing if Spurs hadn’t managed a convincing victory over the Serbians.
Not only have Red Star been poor away from home, they’ve not impressed on their home turf. Their only win in the Champions League group stage this season was a 3-1 victory over Olympiacos in Serbia. However, Red Star were 1-0 down until a red card for the Greek visitors.
Take away the Spurs victory over Red Star and they have had an awful month. The Lilywhites have scraped a draw against Watford, lost 3-0 to Brighton and Hove Albion and been battered 7-2 by Bayern Munich. This is a side in disarray that were lucky enough to come up against a side that can’t keep goals out when they go away in Europe.
Liverpool shouldn’t worry about the Spurs win over Red Star, they are still in awful form, let’s pile on the misery.