Tottenham Hotspur were beaten 2-1 by Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on Saturday in a match that the Reds dominated throughout. A number of Spurs players performed poorly, and Jurgen Klopp’s side could, and probably should, have scored more than they did.
In fact, both of the goals that the home side did concede could have been prevented. In goal, Michel Vorm struggled to claim crosses and demonstrated poor handling and, to differing extents, was responsible for both of Liverpool’s goals.
The ‘keeper, who has been capped fifteen times by the Netherlands, usually plays a back up role to the currently injured Hugo Lloris. Against Liverpool, in the absence of the club’s captain and No. 1, Mauricio Pochettino gave the Dutchman another chance to prove his quality. Vorm was not able to do so and third choice shot-stopper, Paulo Gazzaniga, may now come in for the side’s next game.
After the final whistle on Saturday, many Spurs fans took to Twitter to voice their frustrations with the underperforming goalie.
Just horrific from Vorm. He’s never been great at dealing with corners and Liverpool took advantage of that frailty and crowded him at the set piece.
— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) 15 September 2018
Vorm is just worse
— Zuberu_amadu (@Zuberuamadu1) 15 September 2018
He’s simply not good enough for us. But the header back is what’s cost Spurs the goal.
— Bazza7676 (@Bazza7676) 15 September 2018
Be better off with a training dummy in goal, would have more movement than Vorm. What Gazzaniga has to do to get a game god only knows..
— Chilli Sundog (@ChilliSundog) 15 September 2018
If Vorm starts next game I flip #TTID
— Mikey (@michael_thfc) 15 September 2018
Not saying that the loss is fully on Vorm, but if Gazzaniga doesn’t start the next match then we riot
— Ryan (@R_Fostrrr) 15 September 2018
So, vorm cost us the game… Again
— Rhys (@ManLikeLloris) 15 September 2018