After being touched by the hand of God, Harry Kane was at his superhuman best. There were two more goals from the Tottenham Hotspur striker as he destroyed a Liverpool defence that was simply desperate. They were Kaned and should be caned after this.
At half-time Diego Maradona, here as a guest, held aloft a Kane No10 shirt, playing to the crowd, but it is the kind of moment that will motivate the England forward even more. Kane wants worldwide recognition and world-class status and it was interesting that the Spurs manager, Mauricio Pochettino, introduced Kane to Maradona prior to kick off. “It was difficult to let [Maradona] go,” Pochettino said of his compatriot, hailing him as “the best player ever” while Liverpool never got close to Kane who ran at them time and again. It was a mismatch.
Before Maradona’s show of that Lillywhite shirt, Liverpool raised the white flag. It is hard to recall such a shambolic, insipid, chaotic defensive display as the one they delivered in a first-half that reaped three goals for Spurs - it could have been five - before they made a gift of another inside the hour.
Spurs were rampant; Liverpool were rank, at least defensively so. They threatened going forward, through the tireless Mohamed Salah, and there were a couple of outstanding saves from goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, but that means nothing when they are so appalling at the back.
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