These are Fresh Football’s ratings for Tottenham Hotspur’s home clash versus Liverpool in the Premier League:
Michel Vorm – 7
Deputising for the injured Hugo Lloris, Michel Vorm came up with a coupled of crucial saves in the first half to keep Liverpool within touching distance.
Kyle Walker – N/A
Forced off with an injury in the 26th minute.
Toby Alderwiereld – 6
The Belgian struggled to thwart Liverpool’s attacking cavalry on occasions, only for the Reds to not take full advantage of their chances. Alderweireld did, however, prove to be a threat from set pieces.
Jan Vertonghen – 5.5
Perhaps courtesy of his injury sustained during Euro 2016, Vertonghen looked fairly rusty, just as he did versus Everton, as Sadio Mané and co. tormented him all afternoon with runs in behind.
Danny Rose – 6.5
Not the most impressive defensively, but Rose was typically enthusiastic going forward and pulled Spurs back with a goal in the 72nd minute.
Eric Dier – 6
The ex-Sporting man struggled under Liverpool’s intense pressure in the first half, but improved steadily as he covered for the injured Kyle Walker at right back.
Vincent Wanyama – 6.5
Spurs’ summer signing came out on top in his fair share of midfield battles, surprising a few with his technical attributes.
Dele Alli – 6
He’s far from the Dele Alli from last season thus far, but there were some encouraging signs in the second half with the positions taken up by the Englishman, who was dropped back into the double pivot role for much of the game.
Erik Lamela – 4.5
An ineffectual performance from Lamela, whose biggest contribution to the game was giving away a penalty late into the first half.
Christian Eriksen – 5.5
Fairly uninspiring stuff from Eriksen, but he did offer a handful of well-placed set-pieces.
Harry Kane – 5
The wait for Harry Kane’s 50th Premier League goal continues, as does his below-par form.
Vincent Janssen – 4.5
Mobbed completely by Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip from the moment he stepped onto the pitch.
Anthony Onomah – N/A
Harry Winks – N/A
Simon Mignolet – 6.5
Mignolet provided some decent saves, meanwhile also demonstrating some uncharacteristically good footwork throughout.
Nathaniel Clyne – 6
Clyne brought additional intensity to the game from the flanks, but his end product wasn’t such a welcome feature to Liverpool’s game.
Joel Matip – 7.5
A very good Premier League debut from the Cameroon international, marking the likes of Vincent Janssen and Harry Kane out of the game.
Dejan Lovren – 6.5
Some solid stuff from Lovren throughout the encounter, who worked in unison next to Matip.
James Milner – 6.5
Composed throughout all the hustle and bustle, as he also tucked away Liverpool’s only goal in the game via the penalty spot.
Jordan Henderson – 7
The Liverpool captain upped his game hugely since the visit to Turf Moor, evading pressure well and leading his attacking midfielders simultaneously with the pressure applied.
Georginio Wijnaldum – 6
Despite being somewhat eclipsed by most in Liverpool’s attack, but the Dutchman’s bursts from midfield, on top of the ability to press accordingly, concluded a decent performance.
Adam Lallana – 7
Everywhere the ball was, from the first to last minute. Laudable energy and quality from Lallana when on the ball.
Philippe Coutinho – 6
Not the Brazilian’s best of performances. Coutinho could, and probably should, have put Liverpool ahead early in the first half, whereas nothing quite came off for the playmaker in other associative moves.
Sadio Mané – 7.5
Perhaps a little fortunate not to see a red card, but other than that, Mané looked lethal with his runs in behind Spurs’ high line.
Roberto Firmino – 6.5
Drifted in and out of the game, but Firmino was another to press Spurs into making mistakes and aid Liverpool’s chance creation.
Divock Origi – N/A
Kevin Stewart – N/A