EPL 2016-17: Liverpool 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur, Player ratings
Hugo Lloris – 7/10
The French keeper had a tough time of it at the back and did pretty well to keep the score down to 2-0. Lloris kept out a couple of great efforts from Mane and didn’t look comfortable with his back four as well.
Kyle Walker – 6.5/10
Walker actually didn’t have the worst game as he kept Coutinho somewhat quiet in the game but the rest of the defence for Tottenham certainly had a poor outing as well.
Toby Alderweireld – 6.5/10
Alderweireld didn’t look all that great at the back with his regular partner Jan Vertonghen missing from the lineup. He did well to block Coutinho’s effort in the first half but ended the night by picking up a booking.
Eric Dier – 5/10
Dier had a couple of botched clearances at the start and then gave the ball away too easily for the second goal conceded. The Englishman does not look comfortable playing as a centre-back and this certainly must be a concern for Pochettino.
Ben Davies – 4.5/10
Davies struggled to keep an eye Mane and it was a surprise that Pochettino didn’t take him off at half-time as the defender was ripped to shreds. He did recover in the second half but the damage was already done.
Victor Wanyama – 6.5/10
The Kenyan couldn’t really break up the Liverpool play in the midfield and was involved in a couple of off the ball incidents as Tottenham lost the plot in the second half at Anfield.
Mousa Dembele – 6.5/10
Dembele would have fancied his chances against Henderson and co. in midfield but Liverpool tore right past him. The Belgian had a night to forget and couldn’t play his natural game for the away side.
Son Heung-Min – 7/10
After a quiet first quarter, Son had a great chance to score but was denied by a great save from the Liverpool keeper. The South Korean was his usual hard working self for Tottenham but there were many others that completely skipped out on the game for the side from London.
Dele Alli – 6/10
Alli did have a free header which was cleared off the line in the first half but that was as good as it got for the Englishman. The youngster looked off the pace for Tottenham and with him not playing all that well, there barely was a good attack from the away side.
Christian Eriksen – 6.5/10
The Danish international had one good chance in the first half from a free-kick but he failed to test Mignolet. Eriksen didn’t really do much in the game in terms of attacking and he was substituted in the second half for Harry Winks.
Harry Kane – 5.5/10
Kane was barely in the game and was booked for a late challenge on Clyne, which perfectly summed up his performance on the night.
Harry Winks – 6/10
The young midfielder was booked as soon as he came on but he couldn’t really do much to turn things around for the side.
Moussa Sissoko – 6/10
This was a chance for Sissoko to show what he can do on the pitch for a side that needed an attacking spark but he too failed to turn up for Spurs.
Vincent Janssen – 5/10
Janssen came on late to replace Son but couldn’t get into the game and didn’t threaten the Liverpool defence.