Mauricio Pochettino thinks Tottenham could have handed the title to Chelsea
Tottenham were turned over 2-0 at Anfield by Liverpool thanks to two quick-fire goals from Sadio Mane.
Mauricio Pochettino's side could now slip 12 points behind Chelsea if they pick up all three points against Burnley tomorrow.
And the Spurs boss believes if that happens, then it could be impossible to catch Antonio Conte's men.
Tottenham could not handle Sadio Mane
"If Chelsea go 12 points clear it is a big problem, but not only for us," Pochettino said.
"It is difficult to fight for the Premier League if you show that performance, that lack of desire to play for a win.
"If you start a game like we start then it is very difficult.
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"We never coped with the tempo of their game. Liverpool deserve the credit.
"It will be difficult for anyone to catch Chelsea, it is a massive gap. More difficult than before.
"We are second in the table, my feeling now is not so good but we need to recover after defeat and try to fight.
"We need to focus on the Europa League and the FA Cup before our next league game."