By 90Min
October 23, 2017

Mauricio Pochettino has revealed why he played Serge Aurier in an unfamiliar in a left back position during Spurs' superb 4-1 win over Liverpool at Wembley on Sunday. 

Tottenham played a 5-3-2 formation with Aurier on the left and the Argentine told Sporting News after the game that the decision was made to counter the threat of Mohamed Salah. 

He said: "That is up to you whether [playing Aurier on the left] was forced, If you play in some ways, it works sometimes." 

Having arrived at Tottenham for a fee of £23m, Aurier's first start in the Premier League ended in disappointment as he was sent off in the 3-2 win over West Ham last month. 


The Frenchman however returned with a solid performance in the Champions League draw against Real Madrid in midweek before helping to keep Liverpool's all star attack quiet at Wembley. 

The win was a significant statement from Spurs who recorded their fourth successive league win, but maybe more importantly, their first back-to-back wins at their temporary home. 

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Harry Kane was on target twice, his first two league goals at Wembley while Dele Alli and Son Heung-min completed the rout.  

The result was a first win for the London side over Liverpool since November 2012. 

Spurs now face West Ham at Wembley on Wednesday in the Carabao Cup fourth round before travelling to Manchester United in the league on Saturday. 

A win there would take Spurs 2nd and to within two points of leaders Manchester City. 

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