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Liverpool made it five wins out of five but not without surviving a bit of a scare quite late in the game. The Reds were leading 2-0 comfortably, thanks to goals from Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino.

But we let Tottenham back in the game as Erik Lamela scored in stoppage time. We should have led by four or five goals at least but, as usual, we let the opposition come back.

Jurgen Klopp looked upset when Spurs scored but most of our players were great at Wembley. Liverpool deserved the three points and here are the player ratings from London.

Alisson (7/10)

The Brazilian made a couple of good saves but he wasn’t troubled enough by Spurs. He could have done better with the Lamela goal.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (7.5/10)

Trent had a quality outing against Spurs. The youngster was barely threatened and sent in a couple of decent crosses into the box.

Joe Gomez (8/10)

The Englishman had a couple of nervy moments at the back but this was another quality performance from Gomez, as he kept Harry Kane in check.

Virgil van Dijk (8.5/10)

The boss in the defence, van Dijk rarely made any mistakes throughout the game. Suffice to say, he is one of the best in the Premier League.

Andy Robertson (8/10)

Robertson hit the bar with a cross in the second half but the Scot was great at the back and made a few quality runs to help the attack.

James Milner (8.5/10)

Milner was solid in the midfield, barely letting Mousa Dembele and Eric Dier do anything. The Englishman ran more than any other Liverpool player on the pitch.

Georginio Wijnaldum (8/10)

Wijnaldum scored his first Premier League away goal from a corner and he was, once again, brilliant in his No. 6 role.

Naby Keita (7.5/10)

Keita was a surprise in the midfield as Jordan Henderson could have also started. Nevertheless, the Guinean should have gotten a goal to his name as he had a couple of great chances.

Mohamed Salah (7/10)

Salah really struggled in front of the goal as he squandered numerous opportunities to score. The Egyptian just needs something to go in but he was a threat against Spurs throughout the 90 minutes.

Roberto Firmino (8.5/10)

The Brazilian was a thorn for Spurs and got a goal in the second half. His effort was notched off in the first minute as Sadio Mane was offside but hopefully, his eye injury will not be a major one ahead of our Champions League games.

Sadio Mane (8/10)

Mane was at the heart of all good things in our attack and should have scored a goal. The Senegal international was smart in his runs and even had a quality effort saved by Michel Vorm.

Substitutes

Jordan Henderson (7/10)

The captain came on in the second half and did his usual bit by passing the ball around and maintaining the tempo.

Daniel Sturridge (N/A)

The Englishman had a couple of bright moments but couldn’t make a telling contribution.

Read more: Sadio Mane claims this Liverpool star works like an “animal”

Joel Matip (N/A)

Too late an introduction to make any significant contribution.

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Liverpool star’s £4.5m-per-year demand could be a problem as two Serie A clubs are interested

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Latest Liverpool transfer news: Dejan Lovren’s salary is a problem for Serie A clubs

CalcioNapoli24 (h/t Daily Star) claims that Napoli are interested in the services of Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren. The report claims that AC Milan and Napoli are offering Lovren the chance of regular football.

The Croatian fell down the pecking order at Liverpool last season, with Joe Gomez and Joel Matip preferred to partner Virgil van Dijk.

The 29-year-old Lovren started 11 Premier League games and did a decent job throughout the campaign, however, the lack of games has left Lovren considering his future, according to the report.

Napoli can offer Champions League football for the centre-back while AC Milan will participate in the Europa League next season.

The problem for both clubs lies in Lovren’s wage demands. The report claims that the Croatian wants £4.5m-per-year in wages and has two years left on his Liverpool contract.

Milan News (h/t Daily Star) adds that Lovren’s representatives were in Milan to discuss a possible move to the San Siro. The report claims that Lovren is interested in playing for the Milan giants and a deal worth £25m is being discussed.

Klopp would have to enter the market to replace Lovren

Lovren has been a quality member of the side and has always given it his all. Should he decide to leave for regular football, we have to sign a replacement. Liverpool had some defensive headaches, with fractures for Matip and Gomez last season, while Lovren also suffered a few injuries.

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The Reds cannot go into the season with only three senior centre-backs, and it will be interesting to see what actions are taken regarding Lovren in the summer.

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Dutch giants set £30m price-tag for 26-year-old sensation amidst Liverpool interest

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Liverpool FC transfer news: Ajax want £30m for Hakim Ziyech amidst Liverpool interest

De Telegraaf (h/t Mirror) claims that Eredivisie champions Ajax want just over £30m for star attacker Hakim Ziyech.

The Moroccan international was one of their best performers in an incredible campaign as they reached the Champions League semi-final.

Hakim Ziyech

Hakim Ziyech

The report adds that there could be a battle for the Moroccan as Arsenal and Liverpool have been linked with the attacker earlier.

Serie A side AS Roma have already bid for the 26-year-old while there is interest in Ziyech from Germany and Spain (h/t Mirror).

Marc Overmars, Ajax’s director of football, added that Ziyech would leave in the summer, but the report claims that the Moroccan isn’t keen on any of the bids that the Dutch giants have received.

The 26-year-old scored 19 goals and provided 16 assists for Ajax last season. Ziyech can play in several positions but his best performances came when he was deployed as a winger.

Hakim Ziyech

Hakim Ziyech

Liverpool could do with a versatile attacker

Ajax’s asking price isn’t too high given the performances of Ziyech last season, and he would make an excellent signing for the Reds. The Moroccan can provide cover for several positions and can take up the role of an attacking midfielder under Jurgen Klopp.

Liverpool have a great team at the moment and a few quality additions could improve us further.

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Ziyech would not be a starter for the Reds, but he could be a game-changer off the bench in some of the tighter clashes.

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“Enjoy your break”, “We love you”: Several Liverpool fans shower praises on star man after a touchy end of season message

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Latest Liverpool news: Virgil van Dijk posts incredible message as he plans for next season

Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk capped off a brilliant season by winning the Champions League. The Dutch superstar did suffer heartbreak in the competition last season as we were beaten by Real Madrid.

The Reds were excellent in the Premier League too but missed out on the title by one point. Van Dijk was in the middle of all good things for the Reds as he helped us to the best defensive record in the league.

The 27-year-old also led the Netherlands to the Nations League final but lost to Portugal. Van Dijk posted an emotional message regarding the season where he claimed that winning the Champions League was a dream.

The Liverpool centre-back added that he is looking forward to more success with club and country, and thanked the fans for their support.

Van Dijk turns Liverpool around

The Dutch defender has been one of the best signings we have made in the Premier League era. His presence at the back has transformed our defence and the defender barely seems ruffled when the opposition attack.

Liverpool did not have a great defence during the first two years of Jurgen Klopp’s tenure but Van Dijk has made us incredibly difficult to break down.

The Dutchman doesn’t make mistakes at the back too, and he should be set for several great years at Anfield. As the defender goes away on a break, many Liverpool fans shared their love for the 27-year-old on Twitter.

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