Liverpool edged out Tottenham in the fourth round of the League Cup at Anfield, but how did Spurs do individually?
Michel Vorm, 8
Was unlucky with both goals, and made a number of superb saves to prevent an embarrassing night for Tottenham.
Kieran Trippier, 5
Provided some decent crosses in the first half but was often caught out of position at the back and frequently conceded possession at inopportune moments.
Cameron Carter-Vickers, 7
Did his chances of being considered Spurs’ third choice centre back no harm with another composed, mature performance.
Kevin Wimmer, 4
It’s becoming clear why Mauricio Pochettino hasn’t been picking Wimmer. The Austrian looked totally out of sorts both defensively and on the ball. A bad night for a player unlikely to migrate from the fringes of the squad.
Ben Davies, 6
Didn’t offer much of a threat in advanced positions, but certainly helped to get the team forward with some accurate passing and effective interplay with the midfield.
Eric Dier, 5
Started well and looked very much at home as captain in holding midfield. As the game went on, however, he struggled to deal with the pace of Liverpool’s attacks, looked sloppy on the ball and was eventually substituted.
Harry Winks, 8
The next time Mousa Dembele is forced to miss a Premier League game, Winks should be his replacement. The young midfielder looked extremely comfortable in intimidating surroundings, and was unlucky not to bag a late, deserved equaliser.
Josh Onomah, 5
Played well in the first half, showcasing some good close control in tight areas. But really faded after the break and was almost completely anonymous.
Tom Carroll, 4
Possibly the most ineffective display of any Tottenham midfielder this season. Looked totally lost in the No.10 role — don’t expect to see him many more times, if at all, this campaign.
Georges-Kevin Nkoudou, 5
Looked pacy and tricky, but we already knew that. Nkoudou could do with being more daring; not once against a young, inexperienced full back did he attempt to go past his marker. Hopefully will grow in confidence over the season.
Vincent Janssen, 7
Works so hard that he often finds himself in unnecessary positions instead of where he’s needed: in the box. Shouldn’t be chastised, however, as he was involved in most good things Spurs did going forward. Was eventually rewarded for his endeavour with a well converted spot-kick.
Erik Lamela, 8
An excellent cameo performance from a player who has impressed and disappointed in equal measure this term. Won the penalty that gave Tottenham hope and changed the whole complexion of the tie, almost forcing extra-time single-handedly.
Victor Wanyama, 7
If Lamela improved Spurs’ attacking options, Wanyama changed things from the back, providing a platform for the team to build on with his strength and ability to get the team up the pitch quickly.
Shayon Harrison, N/A
Featured for just 10 minutes, unfortunately wasting a good opportunity with a mistimed first touch.