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.