Tottenham 0 Liverpool 5: Player ratings

Tottenham 0 Liverpool 5: Player ratings from White Hart Lane as Brendan Rodgers' Reds run riot in north London

Tottenham
0
Liverpool
5

Tottenham Hotspur

Hugo Lloris Despite the scoreline, showed why he’s one of the league’s best goalkeepers. Alert and quick off his line when required and great double save almost prevented Liverpool’s second goal. 6/10

Kyle Walker Struggled to get into the game, Spurs would have hoped for more from the right side of the pitch. 4

Etienne Capoue The make-shift centre-half looked uncomfortable on numerous occasions and regularly gave the ball away in dangerous areas, Vertonghen’s absence was noticeable. 4

Michael Dawson The directness and pace of Liverpool attack often left Dawson struggling as part of AVB’s trademark high line .4

Kyle Naughton Struggled immensely and was taken off at half-time, partly due to injury but possibly in part due to the game passing him by. 3

Paulinho Worked hard and was combative but struggled to stamp any authority on the game his sending-off summed up his day. 4

Sandro Offered very little before departing due to injury. 3

Aaron Lennon Contributed very little and rarely troubled Liverpool’s Flanagan, a match-up Spurs would have hoped to exploit. 4

Moussa Dembele Summed-up the lacklustre performance in Spurs’ midfield and failed to build on recent impressive performances. Was out-fought by Liverpool’s midfield. 4

Nacer Chadli Often found himself in good positions on the left wing but his final ball was disappointing. 5

Roberto Soldado Another frustrating afternoon for the striker as he was unable to build on his midweek hat-trick. A lack of service and support made for a disappointing and long afternoon. Snatched at the few opportunities he received. 5

Substitutes

Lewis Holtby Came on for the injured Sandro but was unable to deliver the needed spark the Spurs midfield required. 5

Ezekiel Fryers Offered much the same as Naughton. 4

Andros Townsend Had an uphill task. After his introduction, the game had already got away. 4

Liverpool

Simon Mignolet Never called into action, this was probably his most comfortable game for Liverpool. 6

Glen Johnson Still struggling to rediscover his best form following injury. Struggled with his passing but was defensively solid. 6

Martin Skrtel Comfortable and solid performance – simple and effective. 7

Mamadou Sakho Powerful and assured performance, read the game well and easily dealt with the potential threat. He may have solidified himself as Liverpool’s starting centre-back. 8

Jon Flanagan Answered all the pre-match questions with assured display, took his goal well and shows he belongs in the team. 8

Lucas Leiva After a recent dip in form, looked extremely comfortable and stifled most of the Spurs attack that came his way. 7

Joe Allen Appears to be full of confidence following his reintroduction into the team. Effective with ball and seems to be offering a different dimension to the Liverpool midfield. 8

Jordan Henderson (man of the match) Arguably his best performance of the season, he seemed to relish the challenge set by Gerrard’s injury. His regular support of the attack and runs from deep caused the Spurs defence many problems. 9

Philippe Coutinho Still struggling to rediscover his form of last season. Showed some good touches but in Gerarrd’s absence disappointed in the final third and with his set-piece delivery. 7

Raheem Sterling Justified Rodgers’ faith in him with a scintillating first-half display of pace and trickery, a regular threat. 8

Luis Suarez Another world-class performance and quality finishes from the league’s top scorer. 9

Substitutes

Luis Alberto A few nice touches and set up Suarez’s second well. 6

Victor Moses Almost a substitute out of formality and still nearly got on the score-sheet. 6

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