Date: 13th February 2017 at 11:19am
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By Harvey Byrne

Danny Mills feels like the current Tottenham team is missing a player like Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho.

The north London outfit suffered a 2-0 defeat against the Reds on Saturday evening at Anfield through two goals from Sadio Mane.

The defeat saw Mauricio Pochettino’s team remain in second with a 10-point gap between themselves and league leaders Chelsea.

Many feel as though Spurs’ starting eleven is up there with the best in England’s top flight, but Mills feels they are missing someone with pace and the ability of Coutinho alongside an option from the bench.

“Tottenham, I feel are just a little bit too rigid, especially against some of the bigger teams that defend better,” started Mills speaking on Sky Sports News’ Premier League Daily show on Monday morning.

“Do they have enough? Do they have a second option? They have a certain way of playing, but they don’t have anybody needed to come off the bench and change it.

“They don’t have someone with blistering pace, or a dribble, or a Coutinho style player.”

Pochettino will be fully aware of the capabilities Coutinho has after the Argentine boss managed him at Espanyol.

The Brazil international has been in stunning form for the Liverpool team this season with a return of six goals and seven assists in 23 appearances.

Meanwhile, Tottenham’s attacking options behind stars Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen sees a huge drop in quality with Moussa Sissoko, Vincent Janssen and Georges-Kevin N’Koudou playing backup.

The north London club will hope to continue putting the pressure on rivals Chelsea for the title, but Saturday’s points dropped could have a huge say in the race when the season reaches it’s end.

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