Mauricio Pochettino hails 'fantastic game for the neutral' as Spurs and Liverpool draw

The Argentine was impressed with what he was watching at White Hart Lane.

Mauricio Pochettino hails 'fantastic game for the neutral' as Spurs and Liverpool draw
Pochettino and Klopp appeal during the exciting game (photo: Getty Images)

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino offered his thoughts on Spurs' 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Saturday, speaking about how good he thought the game was, stating that it was 'fantastic' for any neutral spectators.

An enthralling game for the neutral

Spurs were on the back foot for much of the game, going behind to a James Milner penalty, and they could have been further behind as the Reds enjoyed a whole host of opportunities.

However, the Lilywhites dug in as the second half went on, eventually equalising through Danny Rose, setting up a grandstand finish. There was no winner to be found, the two teams taking a point each.

It was arguably the best game of the day in the Premier League, as two talented sides went up against each other, Pochettino stating; "It was a fantastic game for the neutral people to see today."

He was extremely complimentary to Liverpool, who were the better side for much of the 90, saying that they played "perfect counter-attack football", with the likes of Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino causing the hosts a whole host of problems. 

Pochettino pleased with the way Spurs came back

Despite this, his side managed to fight back and claim a draw, leading to the Argentine revealing that he was "very happy" with the way that they came back into the game after a first half in which he admitted they "started to make mistakes"

Speaking about his side's improvement in the second 45, Pochettino said; "They had some chances but not too much. I think we played much better {as the game went on}."

Spurs' squad will now head off to their respective international teams for the first international break of the season. It's yet to be revealed whether or not Kyle Walker, who was forced off against Liverpool due to illness, will be involved with England, Pochettino saying that he had "no information" regarding the situation. 

Pochettino consoles Walker as he comes off with illness (photo: EMPICS Sport)
Pochettino consoles Walker as he comes off with illness (photo: EMPICS Sport)