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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