Former Liverpool manager Roy Evans has identified what he sees as the downside of Saturday's 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur, pointing to individual errors which simply cannot be made at the top level.

Both sides had chances in an entertaining first half at Anfield, but Liverpool custodian Simon Mignolet and Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris were in good form to keep the scoreline at 0-0 heading into the break.

Liverpool took the lead in the second half after a superb move was finished off by Philippe Coutinho. But a piece of individual skill from Harry Kane ensured it would end 1-1 at Anfield.

Evans was on the whole pleased with Liverpool's display against the title challengers, however he pointed to one aspect which he was less than satisfied with.

"The biggest worry I had in the game was that, particularly in the first half, we made so many errors, five or six in and around our own box", Evans said on LFC TV after the match.


"To be fair, Spurs, who are usually very good at capitalising on that, didn't fortunately.

"That was the downside of the game, but the rest of it, I thought we created chances, though we didn't take them either."

And Evans insists that at the top level, if Liverpool continue to commit individual errors then they will be punished; the former Liverpool boss pointed to errors in possession in crucial areas of the pitch.

"Overall I thought it was probably a fair result.

"Most of them were individual mistakes. [Mamadou] Sakho made a big mistake, tried to bring it down off his chest and Harry Kane had a chance.

"They were just errors that they made, passing errors, [and] in front of your own 18 yard box [it] puts you under pressure.

"At the top level you can't afford to make those mistakes because normally you'll get punished", Evans added.