Jamie Brown from The Daily Hotspur has been speaking on the latest edition of the Last Word On Spurs podcast about all things relating to Tottenham Hotspur after they were beaten 2-1 by Liverpool at Anfield.
Tottenham looked like they were going to hold on for a point when Roberto Firmino rose to plant a header into the top corner from an Andrew Robertson corner.
After the game, Jose Mourinho claimed that his side were the better team, and it seems as if Brown feels as though Spurs missed Gareth Bale, who was not in the squad for the trip to Anfield.
He said: “It’s frustrating.
“Tonight was really an opportunity for him to come into the team; unfortunately, he wasn’t there and that is so bitterly frustrating.
“Maybe over time it might happen for Gareth Bale, but currently, you just feel as though we are missing that one more attacker; maybe it might have been slightly different if we’d have had that extra attacker on the pitch.”
Do you think Bale would have made a difference?
TIF Thoughts on Bale…
Since the 31-year-old returned to Spurs on loan from Real Madrid, he has only made three Premier League appearances in which he has scored one goal.
However, he has not played for Tottenham in the league since they beat West Bromwich Albion, so though Brown thinks that Bale could have made a difference, we are not so sure considering he has only appeared for 116 minutes in the league this term.
In those games, his average rating is only 6.62/10 (as per WhoScored), so it certainly seems like a big claim to suggest he would have been the difference between victory and defeat for Spurs at Anfield on Wednesday based on his performances since his return to the club this season.
However, he is still a world-class player, so he could have done something, but the truth is we are just not sure if Bale would have made any difference for Spurs in this top of the table clash against Liverpool.