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Alisson gets 8.5, Salah gets 8 – Liverpool player ratings from the 2-0 Champions League win vs Tottenham



Tottenham vs Liverpool ratings: Liverpool player ratings

This wasn’t a Champions League final that will be remembered for great football as Liverpool won it for the sixth time. The Reds were the favourites against Tottenham and took an early lead, thanks to Moussa Sissoko’s handball.

The referee awarded a penalty and Mohamed Salah smashed home the spot kick past Hugo Lloris after the first minute.

The Egyptian had to leave the pitch due to an injury in the previous final but wasn’t feeling the pressure of taking a penalty this early. Liverpool should have pressed on after taking the lead but allowed Tottenham to have more of the possession.

Liverpool lift Champions League trophy

Jordan Henderson lifts the Champions League trophy

Spurs couldn’t really trouble our defence except for the final 15 minutes, however, Alisson kept us in the game making some fine saves.

Divock Origi was brought on as a substitute and he scored with his only shot in the game in the 87th minute. That was the insurance for the Reds as we held on to finally win a trophy under Jurgen Klopp.

The stats might have favoured Tottenham on the night but we controlled the game from the first minute to the last. This wasn’t a flashy performance akin to the 4-0 hammering we dished out to Barcelona, but it was a more subdued and mature outing by the team.

There were wild celebrations once the referee blew the final whistle and rightly so. We played better in the final last time but lost to Real, however, we were mature in this game and brought home the trophy for the sixth time.

Liverpool Player Ratings

Alisson – 8.5/10

The Brazilian was excellent throughout the game and made some great saves in the latter stages. Alisson’s distribution was great and the keeper was composed with the ball at his feet.

Trent Alexander-Arnold – 8/10

The youngster made a couple of important blocks to keep us in the lead and also had a shot fizz past the post. Trent kept bombing forward when he had the chance, however, his set-piece delivery wasn’t great.

Joel Matip – 8/10

Harry Kane got nothing out of Joel Matip on the evening. The centre-back was supreme alongside his partner and barely gave Spurs anything. The Cameroon defender also assisted Origi for the second goal.

Virgil van Dijk – 8.5/10

Another commanding performance by the Dutch centre-back. The start wasn’t great for Van Dijk but he showed his class as the minutes went by. The defender also had an important tackle on Son Heung-min to protect our lead.

Andy Robertson – 8/10

Robbo was excellent with his crossing throughout the game and was great in the defence too as he kept a check on Son.

Fabinho – 7/10

Fabinho took some time to get used to the pace of the game even though it was sluggish, and was sound in the second half.

Jordan Henderson – 7.5/10

The captain was running himself to the ground for the team and was the one initiating the press along with the three attackers.

Georginio Wijnaldum – 6.5/10

This was a subdued performance from Wijnaldum and he was replaced by James Milner later on.

Mohamed Salah – 8/10

Salah had nerves of steel to score the opener and had some good moments in the game. But he should have done better in the final third.

Roberto Firmino – 6/10

A poor performance by the Brazilian but it was always a risk starting him after recovering from an injury.

Sadio Mane – 7.5/10

Mane won us the penalty in the first minute of the game and his pace was a threat to the Spurs defence. However, he couldn’t create much for us on the night.


Divock Origi – 7.5/10

The Belgian came off the bench to score the crucial second goal as he smashed the ball into the net.

James Milner – 7/10

The midfielder was a little lucky as he gave away a needless free-kick late in the game but otherwise, Milner was solid.

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Joe Gomez – N/A

Was brought on to kill time and provide more defensive steel to the team.

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Liverpool legend open to these two Tottenham stars adding an extra-dimension to the attack



Latest Liverpool transfer news: John Aldridge open to Lucas Moura and Son Heung-min joining Liverpool

Liverpool legend John Aldridge wrote for the Irish Independent and believes the Reds need to add some players to their attack.

The Reds were excellent last season and capped off the campaign by winning the Champions League.

Son Heung-min

Our attack was stretched a little with Roberto Firmino’s injury late in the season but Divock Origi scored some crucial goals for us. Aldridge believes that the Reds have to bolster the attack and a quality centre-forward could add an “extra dimension” to the side.

The former Red named a couple of Tottenham players and wondered if we could pry them from our rivals (h/t Liverpool Echo):

“So I wonder whether Lucas Moura could be prised away from Tottenham, as he had to be a little bemused to be left out of their Champions League final starting line-up after he scored a fantastic hat-trick in the semi-final against Ajax.

“Moura is a tricky forward who could slot into the team if any of the front three were out and the same could be said of his team-mate Son Heung-min, although I would be surprised if Spurs allowed the South Korean to leave after his outstanding season.”

Aldridge backed Jurgen Klopp and his team to possibly have an ace up the sleeve and sign a quality striker in the summer.

Wilfried Zaha

The former Red threw Wilfried Zaha’s name in the mix and claimed that Klopp could take the Ivorian to another level (h/t Liverpool Echo).

Son would be a great addition to the Reds

Son is one of the best in the Premier League and can play in the wide positions or as an attacking midfielder.

Moura might have done the magic for Spurs against Ajax, however, Son is more consistent and will improve in the coming seasons.

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It would be a miracle if we could steal the South Korean from Tottenham, but we should be in the market for a striker after seeing Daniel Sturridge leave in the summer.

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Liverpool willing to send 22-year-old starlet on loan to Premier League clubs



Liverpool FC transfer news: Reds willing to send Harry Wilson on loan to Premier League sides

The Birmingham Mail reports that Liverpool will allow young winger Harry Wilson to join Premier League clubs on loan next season.

The 22-year-old was excellent for Derby as they reached the Championship play-off final, but he could not get them over the line.

Harry Wilson

Harry Wilson

The Welsh attacker racked up 16 goals and four assists for the Rams, and the report claims that this would be a blow for several Championship clubs interested in Wilson.

Derby and Leeds were interested in the 22-year-old, according to the report, but Premier League club Wolves are also keeping tabs on the attacker.

The Reds could sell Wilson for a fee of £20m while Wolves and other suitors could be interested in a loan deal for the Welshman (h/t Birmingham Mail).

Liverpool to finalise Wilson’s fate soon

The report claims that any decision on Wilson’s future depends on his performances in pre-season.

Harry Wilson Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp wants to take a close look at the 22-year-old in the summer as the Welshman tries to break into the Liverpool first-team.

Liverpool could do with cover for Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane out wide, and Wilson was in the form of his life last season.

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The 22-year-old could be an important player for us next season, however, he still has to improve a lot before being considered a starter at Liverpool.

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Liverpool talisman decides against £150million exit despite interest from European giants



Liverpool FC transfer news: Mohamed Salah rejects £150million exit from Liverpool

The Mirror claims that Egyptian sensation Mohamed Salah has rejected a move away from Liverpool in the summer. The 27-year-old scored in the Champions League final to help the Reds win their first title under Jurgen Klopp.

Salah also won his second consecutive Golden Boot after ending the Premier League campaign as one of the top scorers.

The report claims that Real Madrid and Juventus were lining up £150million bids for the forward, and the Egyptian has been tempted by the two European giants.

However, the report claims that Salah feels it is not the right time to leave Anfield, given our Champions League exploits.

Sadio Mane is another player who has been enquired about, but the report claims that the Senegal star is in no mood to leave either.

The pair want to win the Premier League for the Reds and break that duck next season, and Salah will revisit his situation at the end of the next season (h/t Mirror).

No reason to leave Liverpool at all

There isn’t any reason why a player would want to leave the Reds at the moment.

Jurgen Klop lifts the Champions League trophy

Jurgen Klopp lifts the Champions League trophy

We play great football under Klopp, we have been on the up ever since he arrived and seem set to challenge for more trophies next season.

We have seen Philippe Coutinho struggle after his big move to Barcelona, while Real and Juve are in a transition period.

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Liverpool are more stable than the other clubs, and another trophy or two next season should keep everyone on board.

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