Liverpool v Tottenham – Player Ratings


Scott Parker - Tottenham Hotspur News

It was a point gained by the end of the game, and maybe one Spurs would have taken prior to the game. Not our greatest performance, but a few decent performances from the defensive crowd.

Brad Friedel – 7 – Can almost write this without watching. Solid as ever, dominated his box and made some crucial punches without being forced into many saves.

Kyle Walker – 7 – Craig Bellamy was in great form going into this match, but Walker dealt with him fairly comfortably. Wasn’t quite his dynamic self going forward, but Glen Johnson had a very good game to be fair.

Ledley King – 7 – Not as busy as his defensive partner, but was solid enough and rarely troubled.

Michael Dawson – 8 – Excellent. Had a long period out of the team, came in and dealt with a rejuvenated Andy Carroll superbly, heading nearly everything and not giving any quarter. Back to his swashbuckling best.

Benoit Assou-Ekotto – 7 – Sometimes took his chances playing possession football at the back, but didn’t do much wrong and his passing was as accurate as always.

Scott Parker – 8 – Probably Spurs most important player this season, as proved by this display. Kept the shackles on Steven Gerrard, and mopped up anytime Liverpool found space in and around the area.

Jake Livermore – 7 – With such limited Premier League experience, he dealt very well in such a big game. Solid, composed on the ball, he has the potential for a future at the Lane.

Luka Modric – 6 – Kept possession well enough, but didn’t do enough to get forward and support the attack, meaning we didn’t do too much to threaten Liverpool.

Niko Kranjcar – 6 – He has some fantastic control, but his work-rate can sometimes be frustrating. Passing was very accurate, but his pace compared to the absent Aaron Lennon knocked the balance of the team.

Gareth Bale – 5 – Probably his worst performance in a Spurs shirt in a year. Couldn’t get going, ran down blind alleys and the diving is just embarrassing. Please, just stop it Gareth.

Emmanuel Adebayor – 5 – Was it his fault he was isolated up front? Not for me to judge, but he always seemed to be on the otherside of the pitch to the ball. Work-rate wasn’t there and the worry is that he’s disappearing into his usual slump in the second half of the season.


Louis Saha – 6 – Decent enough for a debutant supposedly lacking fitness, and did far more in his 20 minutes than Adebayor in his 70. Promising to have as a substitute.

Danny Rose – N/A – Not on for long, and I’m not even convinced he touched the ball.

The Management Team – 7 – Maybe delayed the subs a little longer than required, but there’s nothing to say Redknapp wouldn’t have done so if he was there. Did what they could with the personnel available.

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  1. Parker was probably Spurs worst player today, don't know what game you were watching. His yellow card was very close to giving away penalty. He constantly gave away possession in dangerous areas. He was a step late constantly.

  2. ade was not even breaking a sweat!!!! hi is not working "to hard# and the new nani(bale) is a discrase on any pitch as he is now. what happened to the man that worked his ass off??? both should be given a 4 in ratin or bellow. so bad i almost started hurting myself!!!!

  3. IMO, Livermore deserves a future at WHL. Could you see Sandro turning in a performance like he did tonight? Maybe. How about Jenas or Bentley? Probably not. Livermore’s a young kid, home-grown don’t forget, and he’s just played a big part in a good result – we’d have never got that point in years gone by. Definitely one for the future that kid. Hopefully he can rival the Ox at the gooners.

  4. livermoor shuold have been given 4 not 7 couse he did noting …and where the f…… is sandro….and i would rather not talk about adebayor disgrace for us to have him….and harry wanna buy him and he wanna give him 100000 per week ….wtf…..we will be lucky to go to CL with that strikers….yesterday bale wasnt in his best and modric too so we didnit score ..what about if those two were in that shape next 3 games what will harry do…WE NEED STRIKERS AND ANOTHER RIGHT WINGER WHO IS FAST…….niko were great but he should start instead van der vaart…niko is better much better

  5. oh mate if your gonna come on things like this spouting shiet (I did that on purpose) learn how to spell and grammar too while your at it. How can you spell Adebayor and not Livermore….unbelievable! Twit! (again on purpose)


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