Liverpool FC enjoyed not the best of start of the season when they succembed to a 1-2 defeat to Tottenham Hostspur away from home today. The home side took the lead from a thenderous volley by defender Benoît Assou-Ekotto in the first half before Steven Gerrad equalized in the second half with a well-taken penalty after Glen Johnson was tripped by the Spurs keeper in the penalty box.
However, Spurs reclaimed the lead when Sébastien Bassong headed in the winner during a routine corner kick. Carragher & Skrtl injured themselves when the 2 collided in mid air. Carragher played on with a vice-captain bandage on his head while Skrtl was eventually substituted in the second half. Except for Mascherano and Gerrard, the Reds midfield was below par today with their passing and ball possession particularly woeful. Xabi Alonso's absence is clearly felt in this game.
Nevertheless with 37 more games to go, it's a little premature to write off Liverpool's title hopes just yet. It is interesting to see though, how Rafa Benitez and his boys will respond to this defeat.