Player ratings from the 2-1 loss to Liverpool

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur went into today’s game needing a win to guarantee that they keep their top three spot for the time being, but failed in that mission.

Spurs started the game poorly, with Liverpool taking the lead early on and controlling the first half.

However, after some tactical changes, Tottenham looked a different side in the second 45 and completely bossed it, equalising through Lucas Moura before looking the most likely to win.

After missing a host of chances, Spurs then handed Liverpool the win after a costly Lloris mistake.

Here are the player ratings from the match:

Hugo Lloris- 1

Lloris was at his worst again today, and can easily be blamed for the overall loss. The keeper never looked comfortable defending corners, and uncharacteristically looked scared to come off his line and claim the ball. After looking nervy from a few Liverpool chances, including a Alexander-Arnold cross, Lloris eventually cost his side the game. By failing to collect a lofted cross, and then palming the shot straight out into a congested box, Lloris was at fault for Liverpool’s late winner.

Danny Rose- 8

One of the most impressive players in a Spurs shirt today. Rose started as a wing back on the left hand side, and was without any help through large parts of the match. He still managed to get up and down the wing, beat his markers, and even cover in central midfield in the dying minutes.

Jan Vertonghen- 7

A decent defensive performance from Jan. As usual, steady and took no chances. Could have closed down a few Liverpool players a little faster.

Davinson Sanchez- 5

Didn’t look comfortable in the centre of defence. Lost his man a few times and also failed to come out of the three and close down the ball as he should have.

Toby Alderweireld- 8

A classic Toby performance. An absolute rock at the back, and just unfortunate that a Lloris mistake earned him an own goal.

Kieran Trippier- 6

Wasn’t the most potent attacking threat, but did well to defend two against one in large parts of the first half before the system was changed. He also brought down the Kane pass and picked out Eriksen well for the goal.

Moussa Sissoko- 7

A powerhouse in the centre of the field, and I wish I could rate him higher, but that miss still stings.

Christian Eriksen- 5

Apart from the cross for the goal, Eriksen was poor again today. His touch was off, his passing was hit and miss, and it just seems like his head is elsewhere.

Dele Alli- 6

Looked like a player just back from injury. Dele Alli put a shift in, but just didn’t have the match sharpness. Showed a few glimpses, including the late curler that almost sent Spurs 2-1 up.

Lucas Moura- 8

Tottenham’s biggest attacking threat and the sole goal scorer for the Lilywhites. Moura looked to be the one who could make things happen.

Harry Kane- 6

A couple of bonus points for that incredible cross field pass leading up to Spurs’ goal, but Kane was largely a bystander today.

Substitutes-

Heung Min Son- 4

Didn’t really do anything after coming on. If only it was him over the ball on the break instead of Sissoko.

Ben Davies- N/A

Fernando Llorente- N/A

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1 COMMENT

  1. Don’t know why Hugo he is our captain, Jan should be as he is the real leader, On Hugo, he kicked the ball straight out to a Liverpool player where they scored straight away from it for there first goal! he never learns! total liability. More alarming is we had the chances to win that game and ended up losing it! i see Liverpool as having drive, determination, bottle and belief but i sadly don’t see the same in Spurs especially when we get in the final 3rd there just seems no idea or belief apart from Kane and i just knew we would concede at the end because that is what we do always! Eriksen did nothing all game again and might as well go his head has gone! same old Spurs chucking the game away again! Woolwich have a very easy run in so it is there’s to lose now, no win in 5 says it all we have bottled it again! top 4 i fear is gone, we will have to rebuild next season with players leaving and i think we need some more mentally tougher players more than the Eriksen’s that hide away with no will to win who coast through games not bothered.

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