Liverpool v Spurs – Match Ratings

Liverpool v Spurs – Match Ratings
Apr 3, 2016

Liverpool

After a decent point yesterday, I give you my thoughts on Liverpool’s individual performances marks out of ten, based on yesterday.

Simon Mignolet 6/10 – Made a couple of good saves, one in particular from Christian Eriksen was outstanding. Flapped at a couple of crosses, and worries me every time he gets a back pass to his feet, especially if an opposition player is close by.

Nathaniel Clyne 7/10 – Comfortable in possession and did reasonably well defensively. On current form, best right back in England.

Alberto Moreno 6/10 – Got forward and linked up well which is the strengths of this player.  Did well covering around when Son got in a dangerous position, but still often gets caught out defensively and Spurs attacking play a lot was down his side of the pitch, not a coincidence.

Mamadou Sakho 5/10 – A few flick passes does not make a good performance.  Number of times he lost possession and was beaten by Spurs players. Did make some good aerial clearances, but needs to tighten up his performances.

Dejan Lovren 8/10 – A very strong performance from the Croat.  Looked assured in possession and defended very well.  One block on Harry Kane bearing down on goal was excellent defending.  Just as well he played well as his centre half partner had a poor game.

Emre Can 6/10 – Some good moments but also some wayward passes that put the team under pressure.  Need to remember this is Can’s first full season in central midfield so will be some inconsistencies, but still think will mature into an outstanding midfielder.  Picked up a yellow card and will now be suspended for 2 matches.

Jordan Henderson 6/10 – Industrious performance from the captain, and covered every blade of grass.  His passing is still not where it was last season, and looks lacking in confidence.

James Milner 6/10 – As per Henderson, an industrious performance from Milner, but you expect that from the player. Lacking that final bit of quality, and game seemed to pass him by as game went on.

Adam Lallana 7/10 – High pressing is his game and he is outstanding at this.  Very technical player, who would benefit from an energetic striker on his wavelength trying to get in behind opposition defenders.  Showed some nice touches.

Phillipe Coutinho 8/10 – Liverpool’s best player.  So creative and scored Liverpool’s goal, and caused Spurs problems everytime he got on the ball. Disappointingly booked for simulation, which was the correct decision.

Daniel Sturridge 6/10 – Nice work for Coutinho’s goal but looked out of sorts. Disappointing finish when clean through and shot straight at Lloris.  Should of done better with a heading opportunity after a great cross from Coutinho.  Seemed to lack a spark, and was brought off on 72 mins for Origi, who immediately looked to run in behind the Spurs defence, something Sturridge lacked in.

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