Messi ran amok at Wembley Stadium, slicing Spurs apart with incisive passes from deep, such as the one that allowed Philippe Coutinho to open the scoring.
Tottenham Hotspur will be without five key players for at least two weeks due to injury, but manager Mauricio Pochettino was in upbeat mood ahead of the Champions League clash with Barcelona on Tuesday.
Liverpool have started with six wins in the Premier League and a victory in the Champions League but they were knocked out by a superb solo goal from Hazard in the 85th minute.
Tottenham Hotspur manager, Mauricio Pochettino, believes the stress caused by Hugo Lloris’ drink-driving charge may have contributed to the thigh injury that has ruled his first-choice goalkeeper out of their last three matches.
With England right back Kieran Trippier and Belgium central defender Toby Alderweireld left out of the squad for what Pochettino described as “technical reasons,” it was a chance for Serge Aurier and Davinson Sanchez to stake their claims
Tottenham Hotspur captain, Hugo Lloris, and midfielder, Dele Alli ,have been ruled out of the Champions League opener against Inter Milan due to injury, the Premier League club said on Monday.
Liverpool manager, Juergen Klopp, has dismissed claims that it is the perfect time to face Tottenham Hotspur because of injuries to key players and concern over striker Harry Kane’s form and freshness.
Tottenham Hotspur will be without attacking midfielder, Dele Alli, for Saturday’s Premier League clash with Liverpool at Wembley Stadium.
The 31-year-old Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper admitted being more than twice above the drink-drive limit of 35 micrograms when he was stopped by police in central London last month.
Alli, 22, picked up the injury in England’s 2-1 defeat by Spain in Saturday’s UEFA Nations League opener at Wembley Stadium. The Tottenham Hotspur player is set to return to his club for further treatment.
Tottenham Hotspur will play all their Champions’ League group matches at Wembley as they wait to move into their new stadium, the Premier League club said on Monday.
Pressure is on Manchester United as they visit Burnley on Sunday, desperate to avoid a third straight defeat in what has been a poor start to their Premier League campaign.