Tottenham vs Liverpool: Match ratings

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It was an easy three points for Liverpool as they cruised to a 3-0 away at Tottenham Hotspur.

Raheem Sterling opened the scoring for the Reds after just eight minutes latching onto a Jordan Henderson pass following  a smart piece of work between Daniel Sturridge.

Steven Gerrard made it 2-0 from the penalty spot minutes into the second half after Joe Allen was dragged down early in the second half and the three points were sealed with half-an-hour remaining through a fantastic solo goal from left-back Alberto Moreno.


Simon Mignolet 7.5 - not much traffic came his way however he made a solid save late in the first half from Nacer Chadli's effort. The Belgian goalkeeper commanded his box well and collected the ball when needing to do so.

Javier Manquillo 7 - good performance from the youngster and kept Danny Rose quiet throughout. Still learning and must not lunge into tackles too quickly.

Dejan Lovren 7 - the £20m signing looks to be settling into the Liverpool side and looks a natural leader. However he lacked communication with Mamadou Sakho at times as well as giving the ball away on occasions

Mamadou Sakha 6 - replaced Martin Skrtel at centre-back however he looked uncomfortable on the ball and around the box. Improvements need to come, especially communicating with his fellow defenders.

Alberto's Moreno 8 - the Spanish star was solid throughout at left-back, rarely beaten and looked very comfortable. Fired his first goal for the Reds after dispossessing Andros Townsend in his own half, driving forward and finishing past Hugo Lloris from an acute angle.

Steven Gerrard 6.5 - made some crucial challenges, however the Liverpool captain gave the ball away too easily on multiple occasions.

Joe Allen 6 - virtually non-existent for a lot of the game however showed good movement to receive the ball and create the penalty for his side to go two up.

Jordan Henderson 7 - great work rate again from the England International, closing the Spurs midfield down quickly and done well to win the ball and set up Sterling for the first goal. Nonetheless I'd still like to see Henderson do a bit more for the side.

Raheem Sterling 9 - playing in a new role behind the strikers and looked like a duck to water. Caused havoc for the Tottenham defence throughout and finished he goal neatly as well as lavishing a chance when taking on the whole of the home side's back four.

Daniel Sturridge 8 - he was busy throughout the game and influential for Liverpool's first goal. Growing in confidence and ability, especially on the ball with his quick feet dazzling defenders.

Mario Balotelli 7.5 - all eyes were on this man and he showed a lot of potential. Proved the doubters wrong as he worked hard closing down and tracking back. Missed a few chances but the Italian is rusty and will improve.


Can 7.5, Markovic 6, Enrique 5

Brendan Rodgers 8

The Liverpool manager got his tactics spot on from the start and brought key players off when the game was over. Must improve centre-backs however and learn for them to communicate more. 


Lloris 6.5 - couldn't do much for any of the three Liverpool goals and made a few decent stops to keep the goal tally down.

Rose 5 - struggled to get passed Manquillo going forward and was menaced by Sterling and co when defending.

Vertoghen 5 - didn't command his defence as he usually does and beaten far too easily on many occasions.

Kaboul 5 - failed to communicate with his defence and found the Liverpool attack too strong along with not tracking Sterling for the first goal

Dier 4 - forced to work hard all game with Moreno breathing down his neck and was extremely silly to throw an arm out to Joe Allen which led to the penalty.

Capoue 5 - all over the place in the midfield menaced by Sterling and Sturridge for much of the game

Bentaleb 4 - virtually none existent in the centre of the park, failed to break down many of the Liverpool attacks.

Lamela 4 - offered little going forward and was frustrated with Jordan Henderson closely marking him all game. You can understand why Spurs fans query the price the club payed for him.

Erikkson 6 - probably Spurs' best player in the first half, creative at times but had little to aim for when going forwards.

Chadli 5 - didn't impact the game expect his chance he should have buried late in the first half.

Adebayor 5.5 - lacked service up top and missed a few chances including when he was one-on-one in the first half.

Townsend 4, Dembele 5, Davies 5

Mauricio Pochettino 4

The new Spurs boss got struck back down to earth after winning his two opening games. Failed to deal wth the Liverpool threat going forward and made substitutes too late.

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