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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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“He should be the one” – Anfield legend believes Liverpool should look to sign this in-form English star

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Liverpool FC transfer news: Carragher wants Reds to sign Maddison

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher wants the Reds to sign James Maddison of Leicester City.

The English midfielder had a fine debut season for the Foxes after joining from Norwich City in the previous campaign.

Maddison was excellent in the 1-1 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this weekend and created several chances for the away side.

James Maddison

Liverpool didn’t sign a senior outfield player in the summer but Carragher believed that the Leicester City man is the one that the Reds should target (h/t Mirror):

“I think he is the one player outside of the top six who Liverpool should be looking at.”

Carragher was speaking on Sky Sports (h/t Mirror) and believed that Maddison is the player who could take us to the next step even though he would cost a lot of money:

“People have been talking about Coutinho coming back, but obviously that hasn’t happened as he has gone to Bayern Munich, but if you are looking in the Premier League, yes he will cost a lot of money, but he should be the one Liverpool are looking at if you are going to that next step up.”

An expensive signing for Klopp’s side?

The Reds have several midfield options in their current team but there isn’t one player who can create chances for the attackers.

Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are two attack-minded midfielders but they aren’t as creative as Maddison.

The 22-year-old has grown since his move to the King Power Stadium and it will be interesting to see how he performs this season.

Brendan Rodgers has worked well with young talent in the past and our former manager seems to be getting the best out of Maddison.

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Leicester sold Harry Maguire for a huge sum this summer, and they won’t let the Englishman leave easily anytime soon.

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“He needs to be patient” – Klopp believes Liverpool star will be back to his best despite slow start

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Latest Liverpool news: Klopp wants Oxlade-Chamberlain to be patient regarding game time

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is back to full fitness and started in our last two games.

However, his performance in the UEFA Super Cup wasn’t great, while he did an excellent job in the second half against Southampton.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

The Ox was subbed off at half-time against Chelsea in Istanbul, and Klopp claimed the midfielder needs to be patient before he gets back to his best (h/t Mirror):

“He needs to be patient in the right way, and everything will be fine 100 per cent. We only talk about Ox because everybody knows how good he is.

“We need to make sure that he can show that on the pitch as well. When I make the decision that he is now ready then it is my responsibility of course, and the boy only has to try to do his best. That’s what Ox obviously did.”

Ox needs more time on the field

The English midfielder almost missed an entire season due to the knee injury he picked up against Roma, and he will get back to his best after getting more minutes on the pitch.

Klopp added that playing him in an advanced position in the Super Cup didn’t work out, but claimed that things would be alright for the midfielder soon.

Liverpool need the Ox to remain injury-free for the majority of this season as he provides a different dimension to the team.

The former Arsenal star provides a greater attacking threat from the midfield and hopefully, he can create several chances for our forwards.

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Liverpool’s next game is against Oxlade-Chamberlain’s former club, and it will be interesting to see if the Englishman faces the Gunners on Saturday.

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Liverpool coach confirms discussions to sign former Tottenham star available on a free transfer

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Liverpool FC transfer news: Achterberg confirms signing Vorm has been discussed

Liverpool’s goalkeeping coach John Achterberg confirmed that Michel Vorm’s name has been discussed by the Champions League holders.

The Reds have seen Alisson pick up a calf injury in the first game of the Premier League season while Adrian was declared fit to play against Southampton at the weekend.

Andy Lonergan was on the bench for the trip to St Mary’s and we could be in further trouble if either of the senior keepers picks up a problem.

Adrian

Adrian at Southampton

Vorm was one of the best players for Swansea during his spell in the Premier League but his move to Tottenham saw him become the understudy to Hugo Lloris.

The Dutchman left Spurs at the end of last season, and Achterberg told NOS (h/t Liverpool Echo) that having quality keepers in the side isn’t an issue:

“A good third goalie at a top club is not a superfluous luxury, I have always said this. Michel Vorm’s arrival has been discussed.”

The coach praised Lonergan for his experience in the lower leagues and added that Caoimhin Kelleher is a decent option too given that the academy starlet plays for Ireland’s youth teams.

A good move for Liverpool?

Liverpool cannot buy a senior keeper from another club as the transfer window has closed but they can sign free agents.

Michel Vorm

Michel Vorm

It will be difficult to find a better option than Vorm given his experience in the Premier League. However, the Dutch keeper would be the third choice below Adrian and above Lonergan.

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Liverpool cannot take risks with this position, and pushing Kelleher into the starting XI would be riskier than playing Vorm.

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