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

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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.

Substitutes

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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Liverpool dealt a blow in hunt for promising teenage starlet as Serie A giants are unwilling to sell the player

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Liverpool FC transfer news: Inter Milan unwilling to sell Sebastiano Esposito

Calciomercato claims that Inter Milan are unwilling to sell their rising starlet Sebastiano Esposito despite interest from Liverpool.

The 16-year-old was given his debut this season when he came on to face Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League knockout rounds.

Inter could not defeat the Bundesliga side but there is interest in the 16-year-old from Manchester City too (h/t Calciomercato).

The report adds that Inter see him as the future of the club and will only look to loan him out or let him play in the Primavera League.

The 16-year-old has already made a big name for himself with some great performances for the Italy U-17 team, and he seems set to remain with the Serie A giants for a while.

Liverpool need to build on their great season

The Reds have a great first XI but could do with more talent to strengthen the squad.

Esposito might be highly rated but it would be unlikely seeing him break into the first-team or even push the likes of Rhian Brewster and Divock Origi for game time next season.

Rhian Brewster Liverpool

Rhian Brewster

Liverpool need to build on an impressive season and it will be interesting to see our moves in the transfer window. The Reds missed out on the Premier League title by one point but can finish the season on a high by winning the Champions League.

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Liverpool face Tottenham in the final on June 1 and should be favourites to land their first trophy under Jurgen Klopp.

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Liverpool cool interest in £43m South American star as PL rivals make their move

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Liverpool FC transfer news: Reds cool interest in Uruguayan striker Maxi Gomez

Liverpool have cooled their interest in 22-year-old Maxi Gomez, according to the Daily Star.

The report claims that the Reds enquired about the Uruguayan sensation, however, they have backed out of a deal to sign the Celta Vigo attacker.

Gomez has impressed at the La Liga side over the past two seasons. The 22-year-old scored 13 times in the league, with five assists to his name during the campaign.

Maxi Gomez

Maxi Gomez

The report adds that the forward has a £43m release clause in his contract and there is interest from our Champions League final opponents, Tottenham.

Spurs have made contact with the player’s representatives, according to the report, while there is also interest from Borussia Dortmund.

Liverpool have a couple of up and coming strikers in the team

Roberto Firmino is the first-choice striker in the team and the Reds have a couple of young options who could do a job in place of the Brazilian.

Divock Origi was the surprise package of the season, nabbing some important goals despite not featuring a lot for the team. The Belgian bagged a brace against Barcelona recently and even scored the winners against Everton and Newcastle in the Premier League.

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Rhian Brewster also seems set to play for the first-team next season, and the forward is one of the most highly-rated youngsters we have in the team.

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(Photos) Liverpool touch down in Marbella for CL training camp with one surprise inclusion

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Latest Liverpool news: Liverpool players reach Marbella for Champions League final training

Jurgen Klopp and the rest of the Liverpool team landed in Marbella for their Champions League final training sessions.

The Reds face Tottenham on June 1 at the Wanda Metropolitano for the final of the tournament as they look to win their sixth Champions League crown.

Liverpool visited Marbella earlier this season, and there was one major surprise joining the team in the training camp.

Naby Keita was initially ruled out for the season by Klopp after he picked up an injury against Barcelona. However, his national team manager Paul Put believes the Guinea midfielder could be back for the Champions League final (h/t Liverpool Echo).

The heroes from the win over Barcelona looked to be in the mood, with Georginio Wijnaldum pictured alongside Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Divock Origi, who scored a brace against Barcelona, could get a start in case Roberto Firmino isn’t fit for the final.

The usual suspects for Liverpool

Mohamed Salah also checked into the training camp and the Egyptian could be the difference maker for us in Madrid.

Virgil van Dijk has been excellent for us from the day he signed for us, and his leadership at the back will be one of the keys to winning the Champions League.

Our captain, Jordan Henderson, was also one of the stars in the win over Barcelona while Trent Alexander-Arnold’s crosses led to two goals against the Catalans.

Andy Robertson returned from injury to face Wolves on the final day of the season, and he should be ready to play in the final.

Alisson also pulled off some fantastic saves against Barcelona and won the Premier League Golden Glove award.

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The Reds are slight favourites for the title and we have already defeated Spurs twice in the Premier League this season.

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