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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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“It’ll be the first time in my life!”: This Liverpool star will be rooting for Man United in the game against Man City



Latest Liverpool news: James Milner to support Man United against City?

Liverpool star James Milner will become a Manchester United fan for the first time on Wednesday when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side take on Manchester City in the Premier League. (h/t the Daily Mail)

Born in Leeds, he won two titles in his five-year stay at Manchester City and could soon become a Liverpool legend. Hence, it’s tough to see the 33-year-old cheer for the Red Devils in the upcoming Manchester derby.

United could do a favour for Liverpool on Wednesday by stopping Manchester City, who are two points adrift of the league leaders, although they have played a game less.

James Milner Liverpool

That extra game is against United at Old Trafford on Wednesday and if Solskjaer’s side manage to even eke out a draw, Liverpool will have their destiny back in their hands before their final hurdle against Huddersfield, Newcastle and Wolves.

“It’ll be the first time in my life!” Milner replied when asked if he was comfortable watching United win the derby against City, reports the Daily Mail.

“I don’t watch (games like these), to be honest. It’s a bit of a waste of energy, isn’t it, willing the ball into the goal and things like that. I can’t do anything about it.

“Maybe I’ll put my phone away for a couple of hours and check it after. Maybe I’ll go and grab some food or whatever. There are three games left. United will be a challenge for City, but it’s the old cliché – any game is tough in the Premier League no matter who you play.”

Given United players’ confidence are at rock bottom following the Everton thrashing, it looks tough to see them stop City. We cannot expect a favour from our rivals, who themselves are eyeing a top-four finish.

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Klopp’s men have to win their last three games and hope City drop points in any of their last four games.

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Former Ireland striker urges Liverpool to make transfer move for 26-year-old PL hitman



Liverpool FC transfer news: Tony Cascarino tips Jurgen Klopp to sign Zaha

Liverpool could be set to sign Crystal Palace star in the upcoming summer transfer window.

This is the opinion of former Ireland striker Tony Cascarino who has backed the Reds to sign Wilfried Zaha following his comments. (h/t The Daily Mirror)

Wilfried Zaha, 26, shone in Crystal Palace’s 3-2 victory over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. He scored the Eagles’ second goal of the game and was a constant pest to Arsenal’s backline who simply couldn’t cope with his pace and smart movement.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Tony Cascarino spoke about the Ivorian winger and his recent comments about wanting to play in the Champions League. He also spotted something that suggests Jurgen Klopp could make a move for the Crystal Palace star in the summer.

“Well, all of the top-six now are playing attack-minded football,” Cascarino told talkSPORT. (h/t The Daily Mirror)

“Liverpool played Palace last year and I went to the game and Jurgen Klopp was consistently on Alexander-Arnold about Wilf Zaha, you could see it from the sideline.

“I kept thinking after that game, Klopp really does respect Zaha as a player and he knows how dangerous he is. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see him at Liverpool, but he could do a job for any of the top-six.”

Do Liverpool need Zaha?

Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool

Zaha is seen as one of the best players playing outside the so-called ‘big six’ teams in the league. He has successfully managed to revive his career at Palace after enduring a torrid spell with Manchester United.

At Liverpool, I don’t see him getting regular opportunities under Klopp. Sadio Mane is an undoubted starter in the team and he operates from the left flank, which is basically Zaha’s position at Selhurst Park.

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Even if Klopp feels like buying an attacking player in the summer, his focus should be on bringing an out-and-out number 9.

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Liverpool enter three-way tussle with PL rivals for this 21-year-old defensive beast



Liverpool FC transfer news: Liverpool keen on Ajax’s Noussair Mazraoui

Liverpool are set to battle it out with rivals Manchester United and Arsenal for the signature of Ajax starlet Noussair Mazraoui, reports Spanish outlet Marca. (h/t Sport Witness)

Noussair Mazraoui, 21, has established himself as one of the mainstays of Erik ten Hag’s hugely-impressive Ajax side that has knocked out the likes of Real Madrid and Juventus in the Champions League to advance to the semi-finals of the competition this season.

A graduate of the hugely famed Ajax academy, the Dutch-born Moroccan has shown a lot of maturity this season, even though he made his first-team debut last term. The 21-year-old defender has supplied four goals and as many assists in all competitions, thus attracting the attention of some of Europe’s top clubs, including the aforementioned Premier League trio.

Noussair Mazraoui will be a good fit at Anfield

Noussair Mazraoui has shown that not only can he perform in the Eredivisie, but also on the bigger stage, i.e. the Champions League. His performances this season certainly belie his age and all credit to Ten Hag for showing immense faith in the young Moroccan.

Liverpool certainly can do well with the signing of Mazraoui. Trent Alexander-Arnold has been a regular fixture at right-back for the Reds since the last two seasons.

Alexander-Arnold has battled it out with James Milner at right-back but with the former England international turning 33 this year and Joe Gomez preferred in central defence, our academy graduate needs solid competition from next season.

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That’s where the signing of Mazraoui would make sense for the Reds. Not only will the 21-year-old compete with Alexander-Arnold for the right-back spot but also will add depth to our squad. Thus, we need to beat the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal for the Ajax starlet’s signature.

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