Harry Kane has described the atmosphere at Anfield as ‘really intense’ as Liverpool secured a dramatic 4-3 win against Tottenham with a last-second Diogo Jota winner.
Speaking to Tottenham’s official Twitter account after the match, the England captain noted that Spurs have to do better at stadiums such as Anfield, with Kane comparing Liverpool’s ground to St. James Park, where the north London side were 5-0 down after 21 minutes.
🎙 "When you score three goals away at Anfield, come back into the game like we did and not get something out of it is hard to explain.”— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 30, 2023
Harry Kane gives his honest assessment of today's performance pic.twitter.com/EPtxsPk1VX
Whilst Tottenham escaped a scoreline as embarrassing as what they endured last weekend, Kane’s side looked on course to repeat what their misfortunes at Newcastle after going 3-0 down after 15 minutes. Yet Ryan Mason’s squad dug deep to claw the score back to 3-3.
Indeed, whilst Tottenham still lost in quite Spursy fashion, Anfield seemingly played a part in Liverpool’s win, with Kane saying: “When you’re 3-0 down it’s easy to stop playing and to have no cares. The best teams are able to go out there and star games like that and play in those moments.
“But we need to understand those moments as a team, you’re going away to Anfield, like you’re going away to St. James Park, two really intense atmospheres, and what happened today is exactly what they were hoping for.”
Anfield factor was huge in Kane’s Tottenham losing points to Liverpool
The mythos of Anfield cannot be underestimated, even in a season where Liverpool will win no silverware and likely miss out on a top-four spot. Arsenal arguably lost their Premier League title bid on Merseyside earlier this month, and Tottenham’s bottle was certainly smashed this weekend against the Reds.
As one of the most intimidating grounds in all of Europe, Liverpool’s record at home is second-to-none, and for Tottenham, the north London side likely felt the pressure having despite looking set to rescue a point and to keep their top-four rivals well at bay for another weekend.