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Van Dijk gets 9/10, Robertson 8/10 – Liverpool player ratings from the last-minute 2-1 win vs Tottenham



Liverpool vs Tottenham ratings: Liverpool player ratings

Games like these make the fans believe that something special is going on at Liverpool. The Reds seemed set to drop points against Tottenham despite taking the lead in the first half.

Roberto Firmino opened the scoring and the Reds should have made their domination count. Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah wasted some glorious chances as the teams headed into the break separated by one goal.

Tottenham came out as a different side as Mauricio Pochettino tweaked his system. Lucas Moura equalised after some great work by Harry Kane, Kieran Trippier and Christian Eriksen.

That goal in the second half took the air out of us and Spurs had the much better chances to score. Moussa Sissoko blasted a glorious chance wide, and it seemed we would be finishing the game level.

However, Mohamed Salah headed Trent Alexander-Arnold’s floated cross towards Hugo Lloris. The Frenchman parried the effort onto Toby Alderweireld and the ball went into the net.

The crowd went ballistic as Salah ran off to celebrate the winner. It was a tale of two halves for us as we dominated the first. The second wasn’t too great, nevertheless, there were some great performances out there and here are the player ratings for the Reds.

Liverpool Player Ratings

Alisson – 6.5/10

Not the greatest outing by the Brazilian. Some of his decisions were weird and his kicking was awful on certain occasions too.

Trent Alexander-Arnold – 8/10

The youngster provided the cross that led to the winner and had some bright spots in the first half. He also hit the bar with a cross later in the game.

Trent Alexander-Arnold scores for Liverpool

Virgil van Dijk – 9/10

The Dutch defender kept us in the game when Moussa Sissoko was sent through by Son Heung-min. He kept the Frenchman in check as he blasted wide, and also ensured Harry Kane barely had a kick in the game.

Joel Matip – 7/10

The Cameroon defender didn’t really have to do much today. He was tested by Lucas Moura but nothing too difficult for him.

Andy Robertson – 8/10

The Scot provided the cross for the opener and was great down the left for the Reds.

Jordan Henderson – 6.5/10

The captain gave away the free-kick which led to the goal we conceded and was taken off in the second half.

James Milner – 7/10

Milner did his normal bit in the midfield and was always looking to start an attack, especially in the first half.

Georginio Wijnaldum – 7/10

The Dutchman didn’t have too many memorable moments in the game, but this was another typical Wijnaldum performance.

Mohamed Salah – 7.5/10

Salah had another frustrating evening as he couldn’t get that final bit in the attacking third. However, he came up with the match-winning moment, even if he was a little lucky with Lloris’ spill.

Roberto Firmino – 7/10

The Brazilian scored an important goal to give us a great start, but couldn’t build upon it in the second half.

Sadio Mane – 7/10

Mane didn’t really have a great game to speak about. His curler just missed the post by inches, and that was as close as he got.


Fabinho – 6/10

The Brazilian provided us with more steel in the midfield once he came on, and he surely should start more games.

Divock Origi – 5/10

Origi played down the left and had some decent moments as he won us a few corners.

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Dejan Lovren – NA

Came on late to take time off the clock.

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Klopp wants to keep experienced star at Liverpool despite interest from European giants



Liverpool FC transfer news: Jurgen Klopp does not want to lose Dejan Lovren in the summer

Calciomercato claims that AC Milan will find it difficult to sign Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren.

The Croatian defender recently returned to the Reds for pre-season training, and report claims that the Reds value Lovren at €25million.

The 30-year-old was not a regular starter for us last season due to injuries and the form shown by Joel Matip and Joe Gomez.

Dejan Lovren Mohamed Salah

However, the Croatian is one of the most experienced defenders in the Premier League, and the report adds that Jurgen Klopp admires Lovren’s leadership at the back.

The report claims that this is one reason why Klopp wants to keep Lovren in the team for as long as possible.

Liverpool won’t let Lovren go on the cheap

The report adds that Liverpool are looking to get the complete €25m for Lovren and are not willing to reduce his price.

Milan would have to match the valuation for Liverpool to even consider selling the Croatian (h/t Calciomercato).

The Reds have signed Sepp van den Berg, a young centre-back, in the summer, however, Klopp’s thought process regarding Lovren makes a lot of sense.

The Croatian hasn’t made any noises of wanting to leave and did a decent job in most of his games last season.

Signing a senior defender for the upcoming season would not be easy, and the Croatian has a great relationship with most of the Liverpool players, such as Mohamed Salah.

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Lovren’s experience is certainly great for a young Liverpool team, and it will be interesting to see what our actions are in the summer window.

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“I would say yes”: Klopp opens up on where Liverpool star’s future lies



Latest Liverpool transfer news: Klopp claims Mignolet’s future is with Reds

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed that Simon Mignolet would be staying despite the keeper being unsure about his playing time at the club (h/t Daily Mail).

Alisson was signed last summer, and the Brazilian has been excellent with the Reds.

The keeper won the Golden Glove in the Champions League and the Premier League, and won the Copa America this summer.

Simon Mignolet in action

Alisson was also the Man of the Match in our 2-0 win over Tottenham in the Champions League final.

However, Klopp was certain that Mignolet would stay, and praised his professionalism last season (h/t Daily Mail):

“Yes, (it’s) how I’ve heard.

“I’ve had a lot of conversations in the last couple of years, months – not weeks. Before we left (for the summer break) we had talk. I would say yes (he stays).”

Simon Mignolet
Simon Mignolet

Klopp added that the Reds need quality players in all positions, and that was the situation with our goalkeepers:

“At a club like Liverpool you need two number ones in the club and we have that with Ali and Simon.

“It’s a good situation for the club and a situation you should have and that’s why everything is fine from my point of view.”

Mignolet needs more games at Liverpool

The Belgian only played two games for the first-team last season, with those appearances coming in the domestic cups.

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Mignolet needs to play regularly as he is in the prime of his goalkeeping career, and the Reds should offer him the same next season.

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The Reds are in additional competitions this season, and it will be interesting to see how things develop with the Belgian.

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Liverpool turn to veteran keeper to solve current injury crisis



Liverpool FC transfer news: Reds move for Andy Lonergan to solve keeper issue

The Liverpool Echo reports that the Reds have moved for former Preston North End goalkeeper Andy Lonergan to solve their problems between the sticks.

The report claims that Jurgen Klopp has brought in the 35-year-old keeper who last played for Middlesbrough.

Lonergan is set to travel to the US for our tour of North America, according to the report, as Simon Mignolet is the only fit senior keeper Liverpool have.

Andy Lonergan

Alisson is away on a break after winning the Copa America while the Reds have seen two young keepers pick up injuries.

Caoimhin Kelleher is out with a wrist injury, Vitezslav Jaros injured his ankle ligaments while Kamil Grabara is yet to report for duty after his U21 Euro exploits with Poland.

Mignolet had to play almost the entirety of our pre-season friendly against Bradford with Dan Atherton being given a few minutes last night.

Lonergan not signing a deal with Liverpool

The report adds that the 35-year-old keeper will not sign a contract with Liverpool, and is unlikely to play in the US games.

Simon Mignolet in action

Liverpool play Sevilla, Borussia Dortmund and Sporting Lisbon in this part of the pre-season tour.

Lonergan is a well-travelled keeper, with stints at Rochdale, Leeds United, Bolton Wanderers and Wolves.

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Liverpool have won both of their pre-season games so far, and their first clash of the season is against Norwich on 9th August.

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