Despite a late fightback, Tottenham crashed out of the League Cup after a 2-1 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield.
Daniel Sturridge scored either side of half time for the hosts, and was denied on a number of occasssions from sealing his hat-trick by the brilliant Michel Vorm.
The introduction of Erik Lamela midway through the second period changed things for Spurs. The Argentine won a penalty that was converted by Vincent Janssen.
The visitors arguably should have been awarded a second penalty, but in the end Liverpool did just enough to edge the contest.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the result and performance.
As I said before, nothing wrong with our system/philopshy. We have been the better side imo. Just lack LFC's quality in fringe front players
— Alan (@LaptopManager_) October 25, 2016
Vorm has been brilliant this season. Never moans, just gets on with it and puts in a top performance when asked. So much respect for him.
— James Forster (@TheJamesForster) October 25, 2016
If Daniel Sturridge could play against our 4th and 5th choice centrebacks every week, he'd be the world class talent everyone says he is.
— Bankrupt (@bankruptspurs) October 25, 2016
Said it once and I'll say it again: Winks has been excellent #COYS
— Emma Storey (@JournoSpursEmma) October 25, 2016
Tottenham's Tots simply not good enough tonight against Liverpool who might easily have had eight goals. Over to the first team #LIVTOT
— Uncle Norman Giller (@NormanGiller) October 25, 2016
Not a great performance but a good experience for several young players vs a top side. 3 big games coming up now. If only Lamela started…
— Nikhil Saglani (@Nikhil_Saglani) October 25, 2016
Won't dwell on tonight as both lineups showed the importance being placed on it but disappointed with first 75 mins, we are better than that
— General Burkinshaw (@TsideSpurs) October 25, 2016
Improved at 2 down. A stronger line up would have won that game. Hats off to the 3k fans who made the journey. Real chance of a trophy gone
— The Spurs Show (@spursshow) October 25, 2016
Really felt we were unfortunate not to at least get level at the end there. Miss bottled it. Created little though but winks did very well.
— Ben (@InsideN17) October 25, 2016
Disappointing, but realistically it could have been more. Vorm, Wanyama, Lamela and Winks the bright sparks. Wimmer/Carroll/Dier poor.
— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) October 25, 2016
What really stands out about Spurs is without Eriksen or Lamela in starting lineup we're completely devoid of creativity!
— Kenny Palmer (@KennyPalmer) October 25, 2016