Liverpool player ratings v Spurs; Coutinho & Lovren best in exciting 1-1 draw

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Goals from Coutinho and Harry Kane meant Liverpool and Spurs shared the points today at Anfield.

Here’s how we rated the players:

GK) Simon Mignolet – 6/10

Couldn’t be blamed for the goal and was solid for the most of the game, although he almost had a mixup with Dejan Lovren in the first-half.

DR) Nathaniel Clyne – 6/10

Dealt with Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane, who often pulled to the left, pretty well. A solid performance again from Clyne.

DC) Dejan Lovren – 8/10

A really accomplished defensive show from Lovren. He made tackles and blocks aplenty when his partner Sakho put him in tricky situations, and stepped out of defence sensibly.

DC) Mamadou Sakho – 5/10

Very dodgy in the first-half, but improved in the second. In truth though, it couldn’t have got worse! Countless awful decisions, poorly executed. Incredibly we didn’t concede a goal in the first-half, despite Sakho’s blunders.

DL) Alberto Moreno – 6/10

Robust down the left but misplaced some passes much to the frustration of the crowd. Did deal with the onrushing Kyle Walker well, in fairness.

MC) Emre Can – 7/10

We needed his physicality in the middle today against Mousa Dembele, Tottenham’s underrated Belgian. Can pressed and tackled relentlessly, and made some important interceptions too.

MC) Jordan Henderson – 7/10

Henderson played deep in midfield today and looked more assured on the ball than in recent weeks. Spread passes wide fluidly but lacked his characteristic intensity.

AMR) James Milner – 5/10

Poor today from the vice-skipper. Gave the ball away and lacked ideas every time he had the ball in a dangerous area. Lost too many 50/50s as well.

AMC) Adam Lallana – 7/10

Lallana had two good efforts on goal and worked tirelessly throughout the 90. Lloris saved his attempts though and our playmaker faded into a secondary role to allow Coutinho the limelight as the game went on.

AML) Coutinho – 8/10

Liverpool’s best player by a country mile is Coutinho, and he proved it again today. The Brazilian provided our moment of magic, linking up with Sturridge and side-footing past Hugo Lloris. After that moment he was drastically unlucky not to find a winner, coming close on a few occasions.

FC) Daniel Sturridge – 6/10

Sturridge gets a 6/10 for his assist for our goal, but other than that moment of quality, he was off colour. Missed a sitter in the first-half and lacked running. During the first 45 especially, he was totally anonymous. Looked grumpy at being subbed again.


Joe Allen – 6/10 – Forced a Coutinho chance late on.

Divock Origi – 7/10 – Isolated up top but provided much more willing legs than Sturridge.

Jordon Ibe – n/a

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