Tottenham Hotspurs vs Liverpool: Player Ratings
Goalkeepers and Defenders
Alisson Becker- 8.5/10
Alisson acknowledged before the game that while he “might be” in the best form of his career thus far and was as reliable as ever. But it was not quite the pinnacle in north London.
Trent Alexander-Arnold- 5.5/10
Alexander-Arnold engaged in a tense duel with Ryan Sessegnon out wide. His defensive play had its good and terrible moments. And he occasionally needed Ibrahima Konate to save him.
Ibrahima Konate – 7.5/10
There was Konate to clean up whenever Alexander-Arnold struggled in his wide defensive responsibilities, and there was Konate to block whenever Spurs attempted to burst through with balls over the top.
Kane’s consolation may have come from the Frenchman getting his foot in the way, but it would be unfair to penalize him for that.
Virgil Van Dijk- 7/10
Alongside his fellow center-back, Van Dijk helped build out from the back while containing the dual threat of Kane and Ivan Perisic.
Andy Robertson- 7.5/10
Darwin Nunez and later Curtis Jones could be heard receiving defensive instructions from the left-back. He remained focused and devoted the entire time.
The Brazilian, who the manager referred to as “Fabinho how we know him,” was undoubtedly closer this time around. He was biting into tackles with more energy and displaying more drive while moving forward.
Harvey Elliott- 6.5/10
Elliott provided Liverpool another presence in the final third after being selected ahead of the captain for the right-sided midfield position. But he occasionally struggled to establish his dominance over the game.
Thiago – 6.5/10
It wasn’t Thiago’s best performance in a Liverpool jersey, with some hesitation and sloppy passing. But he was a key asset off the ball and helped keep pressure on the opposition.
Mohamed Salah- 9.5/10
It’s unfortunate that Salah is in such good shape right now because Liverpool will soon embark on a lengthy break during which their No. 11 won’t play in any competitive matches.
Darwin Nunez – 7/10
He tormented Hugo Lloris and laid on Salah’s goal. And he looked threatening up against Eric Dier and the awful Emerson Royal. However, when Matt Doherty and Dejan Kulusevski came on, those fears were apparent.
Roberto Firmino- 6/10
With the same vigor we’ve come to anticipate, Firmino connected plays. But his play waned as the game wore on.
Curtis Jones- 5.5/10
the ball was hardly touched.
Jordan Henderson- 5/10
looked bewildered as he entered the midfield conflict.
Joe Gomez- 5.5/10
sent on to support the final push and secure the victory. It’s done.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – N/A
It’s good to gain a few more minutes before what could be a midweek start.