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.
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.