Liverpool 4 Tottenham 0: Player ratings

Liverpool 4 Tottenham 0: Player ratings as the Reds go top of the table thanks to an emphatic win

By Liam Garrahan
Liverpool
4
Tottenham
0

Liverpool

Simon Mignolet Barely had a save to make thanks to his defenders. 6/10

Glen Johnson Provided the assist for Kaboul’s own goal and was assured throughout. 7

Daniel Agger Enjoyed dealing with Soldado today, barely giving him an inch of space. 7

Martin Skrtel Never looked like making a mistake, a very good performance. 7

Jon Flanagan A solid performance from the left-back who is trying to play himself into Roy Hodgson’s World Cup plans. 7

Jordan Henderson Scored from a free-kick after an earlier miss. His partnership with Gerrard ran the midfield. 8

Steven Gerrard Calm in midfield and sprayed passes across the pitch at will. 8

Philippe Coutinho Scored with a beautiful strike from range. Fed the Liverpool frontline with some good passes and was always an option down the left flank. 7

Raheem Sterling Selflessly laid the ball off for Henderson who fired over when it was easier to score. Created chances throughout the match. 7

Daniel Sturridge No goal for the English forward although he did come close with an improvised back heel. 7

Luis Suarez (Man of the match) Scored a great goal but that’s no more than we expect of him now. Became Liverpool’s highest scorer in a single Premier League season. Showed his defensive qualities when he tracked back. Had a fantastic game and always looked menacing. 9

Substitutes

Joe Allen Came on at 3-0 and still managed to keep Liverpool going forward. 6

Lucas Brought on for Gerrard to help shut up shop and he did just that. 6

Victor Moses N/A

Tottenham Hotspur

Hugo Lloris Made a great save from Suarez but could do nothing about the goals. 5

Kyle Naughton Overhit some passes but defensively was pretty solid, although he was ran ragged when one on one with Suarez. 5

Younes Kaboul An own goal in the second minute, a nightmare start. The stand-in skipper looked very nervy and was almost punished by Suarez for a second mistake. 3

Jan Vertonghen Picked up an injury in the opening 25 minutes. N/A

Danny Rose Made a few mistakes and was lucky that they weren’t costly. Wasn’t given any license to get forward. 4

Nabil Bentaleb Took a shot from range but that was a highlight. He found himself overrun by the Reds’s midfield but did clear a Suarez header off the line. 5

Gylfi Sigurdsson Practically non-existent. The game seemed to pass him by. 4

Aaron Lennon Never really got going and didn’t get many opportunities to run at the Liverpool defence. 4

Nacer Chadli Came the closest to scoring for Spurs but his shot was deflected over. 4

Christian Eriksen Tottenham’s best player on the day despite his early mistake. Always looked to make things happen, wasn’t always successful. 6

Roberto Soldado Barely in the game. Usually found himself with two players on him and nowhere to go. 4

Substitutes

Michael Dawson His first action was a slip that let Suarez in for his goal. Struggled to pick himself up. 4

Andros Townsend Had no influence on the game and was rarely utilised. 4

Moussa Dembele Very quiet but came on when Liverpool were rampant. Could not assert his usual dominance on the game. 4

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