Player Ratings: Tottenham vs. Liverpool

Aidan Mason

It was a nervy one–nil win for the Reds at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The victory ensured Liverpool broke yet another record. With 20 wins and one draw from 21 games, Liverpool have the best ever start by any club in Premier League history.

But how did the Reds themselves play? Aidan gives his thoughts…

Player ratings:

Alisson – 10
Was lightning quick off his line in the first half and made several difficult saves look easy. Brilliant handling skills. Imperious.

Trent Alexander-Arnold – 7
A solid performance from the Scouser in our team. He put in some dangerous crosses but no one was on the end of them.

Joe Gomez – 7
Was caught out a few times and made a rash challenge on Son, but other than the odd hiccup, was good value for the clean sheet.

Virgil van Dijk – 8
Dominant in the air and rock solid defensively as always, recycled possession well in the first half.

Andrew Robertson – 9
Looked exceptionally dangerous on the front foot and was unlucky not to register an assist, his stamina running back to help the defence was priceless

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – 7
Provided pace, penetration and creativity in the midfield, but didn’t have as much space between the lines as he would’ve liked. Lined up play nicely.

Jordan Henderson – 8
Another good performance in the defensive midfield position. Dropped very deep off the ball to recycle possession and was reliable as always.

Georginho Wijnaldum – 6
Not a terrible performance. He was good in the transition but got caught out on the ball a few times in the second half, leading to pressure on the back line.

Mohamed Salah – 7
Provided the assist for the goal with good strength and a perfectly weighted ball to Firmino, looked to pass the ball very often, could have grabbed a goal himself with a couple of good half-chances.

Roberto Firmino – 9
Scored the only goal of the game but could have scored more but for a goal-line clearance from the Tottenham debutant Tanganga. Good pressing, control and passing from Bobby.

Sadio Mane – 6
Not the best performance from Sadio today, was involved in build-up but not so much in the final third.

Substitutes:

Adam Lallana – 7
Was a calming influence and showed his dribbling and creativity in the Spurs third whenever he had the chance.

Divock Origi – 7
Didn’t have too much of an opportunity to make his mark on the game but with great control he almost bagged himself a goal in the dying embers.

Xherdan Shaqiri – 6
Was only on the pitch for two minutes, had no time to significantly impact the game.

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