‘I’m not worried about this corner’: Former Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood left red-faced on TV after confidently predicting the 90th-minute set-piece which led to Roberto Firmino’s winner would come to nothing
- Liverpool beat Tottenham 2-1 in the Premier League on Wednesday evening
- Goals from Mo Salah and Son Heung-min had the game level in the 90th minute
- The Reds were awarded a corner which TV pundit Tim Sherwood dismissed
- Roberto Firmino then powered in a header from Andrew Robertson’s cross
Tim Sherwood was left rather embarrassed after claiming live on TV that he wasn’t worried about Liverpool‘s 90th minute corner against Spurs, moments before it resulted in Roberto Firmino putting the ball in the net.
With the game level at 1-1 entering injury time, the Reds were awarded a corner from the left.
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Tim Sherwood said he wasn’t worried about Liverpool ‘s 90th minute corner against Spurs
Sherwood was left red-faced as the Reds proceeded to find the net from the set-piece
‘Another corner. I’m not too worried about this corner,’ Sherwood proceeded to say.
‘I mean, it might come back to bite me here but I think Tottenham have got the dominancy [sic] in the air there.
‘I’m not sure anyone can get their head on the first ball for Liverpool… apart from that one.’
Firmino then rose highest to thump home a bullet match-winning header, leaving Sherwood’s fellow pundits such as Robbie Savage in fits of giggles.
Firmino’s header sparked wild scenes at Anfield as defending champions Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League table with a 2-1 win.
Firmino rises high to head home a bullet header from Andrew Robertson’s corner
Liverpool have 28 points while Spurs are now second on 25 points with both teams having played 13 games. Southampton and Leicester are both on 24 points.
Mohamed Salah had put Liverpool ahead before Son Heung-min levelled for Spurs in the 33rd minute and while the home side dominated it was the visitors who had the best chances after the break.
But Firmino’s goal ensured a victory for Jurgen Klopp’s side, leaving Jose Mourinho empty-handed, and the Spurs manager felt his side had deserved all three points.
‘I told him (Klopp) the best team lost and he disagreed, but that’s his opinion,’ Mourinho said.
Firmino celebrates after socring the winning goal in the Premier League clash at Anfield
‘So close to winning, but we missed the chances, we had the chances, had the game under control, a draw would be a bad result – so you can imagine how we feel with a defeat,’ he said.
‘A good game against a counter-attacking monster, the possession we had we did incredibly well,’ Klopp said.
‘Yes they have scored a goal, had two chances, apart from that we controlled the game and it is a massively deserved three points and I am happy,’ he added.