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.




  1. Lamela 8? Are you dreaming!! He must go in Jan – load of rubbish. There were loads of individual displays but the tramwork, as usual, was pathetic. Keeping possession by 2players facing each other (spurs way) and / or passing backwards means nothing. Star man was Vorm. Anytime I would select him over LLoris. Sadly it is apparent the style of play forced by MP is one that is ruining some good young talent – lack of freedom and efforts. Evidence? Look at Pritchard, Chadli, Mason and most of all Nabil who is allowed to move around – not only does he score, he dazzles. You may moan and groan but we are winning NOTHING – means ZERO with MP giving excuses.. we will not finish even top 6 in PL – unless MP who has many good points, allows players to be aggressive and adventurous. Look at Dier and Alli – fading away with every game. In short – story of headless chickens! It angers and saddens me that we are simply paper talk and laughing material!

    • Thank you (bs) but can you please remember to comment and BS me at the end of the season when we get ZERO trophies and are dumped out of CL!!!. Just because Lloris made 2 incredible saves you lick his …? He cannot even pass long distance to his own players… go and replay all the games of this season and watch. Don’t close your big eyes. He is good but indispensable. Take the army with you too. PS for credibility … I love and wish Spurs much more than you can even dream of. Pointless going on.

  2. Haha yes he lost me at Vorm over Lloris, the rest was just turkey gobbling sounds.
    On another note imagine if Harrison volleyed in that cross from Lamela, would have propelled him to stardom. He’ll regret that for a very long time.

  3. Yet again we have the majority of possession and managed only half the number of their shots on goal.As others have stated so often we only move the ball sideways or backwards which negates any momentum we may have built up.
    Poch always praises the effort of the team but he must see the deficiencies as well.We desperately need a playmaker and Eriksen is not it when he plays.Of our offensive players,very few even try to drive at defenders,Kane and Alli being the exceptions.
    Jansen works very hard,but if he moves out of the opponents penalty area to chase down a pass or just create space other players must move into the box.A number of times he got into good positions out wide but there were no men moving forward to provide assistance.Maybe our forwards don’t have the confidence and that means they are caught in possession.
    Disappointed in Wimmer last night as he seemed nervous without the normal quality around him.I hope he hasn’t ruined his chances of getting back into the squad.Vorm is an excellent stand in for Lloris but I felt he could have perhaps done more to prevent the first goal.Carroll I’m afraid is not up to standard.

  4. I think Poch realised a few things last night, Onomah should leave on loan as he was dreadful last night, Wimmer was also poor and I think we might see him leave in Jan as a result of being so poor, Carroll is another who I think has had his last chance and will leave as well, Winks looked decent on the ball but very lightweight, Nkoudou clearly has pace but didn’t get at the RB once and I was very disappointed in him as well, Dier has been poor this season and needs to up his game as when Toby is back he’s out of the 11 for me, Lamela and Wanyama did well when they came on but for me we are a good 3/4 players light of a strong squad that will challenge for more than the top 4 this season.


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