Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Reds stars rated and slated

first_img Substitute: Nathaniel Clyne – 6 – Brought his usual attacking gusto to the game, looking a different class when taking to the field. One of the best attacking right-backs in world football Simon Mignolet – 6 – Was rarely tested, and could do nothing about Tottenham’s penalty. Was given few chances to show Klopp he deserves the starting role. 14 14 Trent Alexander-Arnold – 6 – Looked solid in the right-back position, although was taken off with 23 minutes remaining as he appeared to be close to picking up a second yellow card. Looks a good understudy for Clyne, sharing many of the same traits 14 Lucas Leiva – 6 – An experienced showing from the veteran in the heart of defence. Was unfortunate to be penalised for a foul which led to a penalty. 14 Substitute: Danny Ings – 6 – Given time to impress by Klopp, Ings was unlucky to come on at a time when Tottenham were pressing. Had a clear one-on-one chance which he wasted with a shot straight at Vorm. Substitute: Emre Can – N/A – Too little time on the pitch to impact the game 14 Alberto Moreno – 7 – Attacked the left flank well, and appears to be losing the almost constant defensive lapses which have defined his career at Anfield. Marko Grujic – 7 – An impressive showing from the young Serb. Composed with the ball and strong in the tackle, Grujic looks a star in the making. 14 Liverpool secured their place in the EFL Cup quarter-finals with a 2-1 win over Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield.Daniel Sturridge scored both goals for the Reds, who dominated the game, with Vincent Janssen’s late penalty never causing any real fear Jurgen Klopp’s men would actually lose the game.Both teams named changed line-ups for the match, with Klopp including the likes of Ovie Ejaria, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Marko Grujic in the starting XI.But how did this youthful team fare against Spurs?talkSPORT have compiled player ratings for the Reds, which you can see by clicking the right arrow, above… 14 Ovie Ejaria – 6 – One of Liverpool’s most highly rated prospects, Ejaria looked impressive, if lacking any real cutting edge. Can be forgiven given his youth Divock Origi – 7 – An energetic runner who provides a real threat for Liverpool. Combined with the technical brilliance of Sturridge, Origi is sure to be making more first-team appearances in the coming weeks 14 14 14 14 Kevin Stewart – 8 – Played the role of destroyed wonderfully in the middle of the park. Showed his former employers what a talent he is. 14 14 Daniel Sturridge – 9 – Scored both goals in the game with a two top class finishes. Was a livewire in the final third, putting in the kind of performance Klopp wants from his attacking players. 14 Ragnar Klavan – 7 – Big and strong in the heart of defence, Klavan fulfilled the role expected of him. Did well to marshal Janssen, who is known for his physical threat. Georginio Wijnaldum – 7 – A quiet showing from the Dutchman, but played a key role in the win with a perfectly timed through ball from which Sturridge scored the second – and winning – goal. last_img read more

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