After a woeful start, things didn’t get much better for Tottenham at Anfield. A revitalised Liverpool side scored two quick-fire goals early on, and Spurs failed to find a way back into the game. So how did the visitors perform individually?
Hugo Lloris, 5
Didn’t seem to be on the same wavelength as his defenders at times. Made some saves looked easy but was uncertain with the ball at his feet.
Kyle Walker, 5
Sliced a couple of clearances when Spurs were under the cosh. In fairness he wasn’t given much protection. Liverpool did well to pin him and back and prevent his forward runs.
Toby Alderweireld, 5
Caught out high up the pitch in the build up to the opener. Found his feet after that but didn’t play to his usual standard. Booked for the first time this season.
Eric Dier, 4
Dallied on the ball and inexcusably lost it for the second Liverpool goal. Made a crucial tackle to prevent a third but looked shaky all evening.
Ben Davies, 4
Given a torrid time by Sadio Mane, particularly in the first half. It’s worth noting Davies was given almost no protection, and so his struggles weren’t completely self-inflicted.
Victor Wanyama, 5
Should have made more of an effort to drop into the back four when Liverpool were battering Spurs early on. Misplaced a couple of passes in dangerous areas.
Mousa Dembele, 5
Dribbled his way out of trouble when possible but his passing was inaccurate, and he failed to really penetrate through to the final third.
Christian Eriksen, 4
Really ineffective. Came close with a free-kick but must be do more to put his stamp on this kind of game. Anonymous after the break and was the first to be replaced.
Dele Alli, 5
Barely involved, primarily because of a complete lack of service. Did try to burst through on more than one occasion but Liverpool did well to quash his threat.
Heung-Min Son, 5
Missed a big one-on-one chance to pull one back at 2-0. Arguably should have helped Davies out more, but perhaps he wasn’t given enough instruction.
Harry Kane, 5
Like Alli, Kane wasn’t exactly given sufficient service. Won some headers when Spurs resorted to long-ball tactics, but wasn’t involved anywhere near enough.
Harry Winks, 5
Came on for Eriksen — didn’t really change anything.
Moussa Sissoko, N/A
Might as well have not come on.
Vincent Janssen, N/A