Despite a second half improvement, Tottenham were beaten 1-0 by Premier League leaders Liverpool on Saturday evening.

Roberto Firmino shimmied past debutant Japhet Tanganga to open the scoring in the first half, and Spurs missed big chances to equalise in the second.

Here’s how every Spurs player rated on the night.

Paulo Gazzaniga, 6 – Could do little about the goal. Made three smart if relatively simple saves.

Serge Aurier, 6 – Forced Alisson into a rare save and was more willing than most to get forward as Tanganga covered for him in defence.

Japhet Tanganga, 5 – Did his chances of featuring more regularly no harm on debut, though unfortunately he was beaten too easily by Firmino for the goal.

Toby Alderweireld, 6 – Made lots of crucial interceptions and clearances under constant pressure.

Davinson Sanchez, 6 – Similar to Alderweireld. Did well to deal with almost everything thrown at him.

Danny Rose, 5 – Perhaps it was down to instructions but he offered nothing going forward. In fairness he did little wrong defensively before he was subbed.

Harry Winks, 4 – Just couldn’t get involved. Kept it moving on the rare occasion he saw the ball but not incisive enough.

Christian Eriksen, 2 – The less said about Eriksen’s atrocious night the better. Inaccurate and unmotivated in what may well have been his final appearance for the club. Hooked first.

Dele Alli, 4 – A couple of neat moments but was far too slow on the ball for the most part. Looked tired again, which is a worry.

Lucas Moura, 5 – A mixed bag. Often looked like the player who would make things happen but his runs off the shoulder and final product were poor.

Son Heung-min, 4 – Missed a huge chance to equalise. Admirably found other opportunities to shoot but wasn’t quite accurate enough.


Erik Lamela, 5 – Spurs improved when he came on but he didn’t do enough to affect the game.

Giovani Lo Celso, 5 – Unfortunate to get a lowish score. Missed a sitter that put a damper on an influential cameo in which he upped the tempo.



  1. It beggars belief how be it Pocc and now JM, they persevere with playing Eriksen and Rose.These 2 players do not want to play for us and should not be anywhere near the 1st team in training let alone for games.
    Are we jinxed with our coaches?
    As soon as Lamela and Lo Celso came on against Middlesboro and again today, we were a different team.I and all the fans inside the ground know this and we are right and the coaches are wrong.

    • Delboy I could not agree more with your comments and in particular refering to Eriksen. You are not alone the majority of Spurs fans I speaktodo not understand why he continues to play. My question now is who is making this decision.Can both Poch and Mourinho be this blind. It cost Poch his job by insisting playing with ten men against eleven every week when # 23, the gutless actor was chosen to start and never come off. Surely the mind set cannot be to play himsowe get a transfer fee.His value goes down every time he puts on a shirt and he could only ever perform when the opposition was poor.What a myth this guy is. The other reality is that in his now 6th year, I have heard ,there has NEVER EVER BEEN ONE real offer presented to Spurs, and I am not surprised. And forget worrying about getting any money for him we would be better off pulling a fan from the stands down to play. We will be so much better off without him.When we field 11 players we look way better.And today was another glaring example

  2. Moura 5? Did you even watch the game? Never stopped trying and worth a 7 at least. Erikssen I agree was dire and should never pull on a Spurs shirt again. Far better to play Lo celso, who looks class, if he has the time to develop. Tanganga 5? Surely on his debut worth more than that. You can’t blame him for the Firmino goal. Worth a 7 again I thought. We really should have grabbed a point to be honest. Two gilt edged chances for Sonny and Lo Celso.

    • Liverpool fan here and apart from erikssen and ali them ratings are shocking and the academy player done well handling mane and co definitely never watched the match

  3. How on earth have you come up with these ratings. I think you didn’t even watch the game. I agree with Erikssen. Tanganga definitely deserves more than a 5 on his debut, and how you gave Aurier a 6, he kept going missing.

  4. I think your ratings and reasons are pretty good. Eriksen is talented, but soft even when he cared. Now he looks afraid (to get hurt) and passionless. He shouldn’t be playing, but if he is, it has to be as a winger where his unwillingness to compete doesn’t force us to concede the middle of the pitch so resolutely.

  5. The goal came from good skills and effort from pool. Spurs didn’t make any error. All played well. JM plan advice and set up worked well against a rampaging pool. Very clever. We were unlucky not to get the breaks we wanted in the first half. Ericksen tried but pool closed him down quickly. Some of his passes went wry by poor luck not poor skill

    • PSS… What a blinkered comment on Eriksen? Did you see his free kick?
      Aside from that, it’s not the first time this Steve Jennings bloke has offered up absurd ratings.
      Very obviously has no idea whatsoever.

  6. a better display yesterday but still not good enough we could have scored a couple of late goals with more care but rushed the chances is there a curse on us ( ENIC ) ?


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