Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Liverpool: Player ratings as Spurs are held in exciting affair

Tottenham being held to a draw against a strong Liverpool side as they minimise the gap to four between them and Leicester City.

Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Liverpool: Player ratings as Spurs are held in exciting affair
Kane's reaction to another Mignolet save. (Photo: Zimbio)

Tottenham faced a trip to Anfield to face Liverpool where they looked to put the pressure on Leicester City in the title race.

At ground where the past wouldn't have had Tottenham as favourites, Spurs were unable to capitalise on the opportunity, being held to a fair 1-1 draw with Liverpool as Harry Kane was able to grab an equalising goal to share the points. Here's how we rated the Lilywhites.

Goalkeeper and Defence 

Hugo Lloris: Captain fantastic. Lloris was the main reason Tottenham came out of this game with anything. The 'leeper was vital throughout the game and made multiple world class saves, most notably ones keeping Adam Lallana and Daniel Sturridge at bay. The Frenchman was a certain contestant for the Man of the Match. 9

Kyle Walker: Walker had a tough test against him today, having to go against Philippe Coutinho who was a danger to the Spurs defence all day. He was able to deal with him fairly well but he was a main asset for the side going forward, with his blistering pace he looked like he could have caused Alberto Moreno some danger, especially in the second-half. 7

Toby Alderweireld: Alderweireld was, as usual, solid. After coming off of the international break recovering from an illness, he looked as sharp as ever, especially on the ball. When under pressure he was calm and collected and again was one of the sides most notable players to perform this afternoon. 7

Kevin Wimmer: Ever since breaking into the side after Jan Vertonghen's injury, Wimmer has looked like he has played in the league for multiple years. The Austrian has formed a strong alliance with Alderweireld and the two have looked strong in the ever game. Wimmer found himself against a pacey Sturridge today. He seemed to be able to cope well but was caught out a few times, however, they didn't result in any chances being taken. 6

Danny Rose: The Englishman has marked a severe statement for a place at the Euros this summer and after making his international debut, it was back to normal for Rose. He was up and down the pitch all day long, causing fellow Englishman Nathaniel Clyne trouble all day. He was unlucky not to capitalise on his chance at the end but looked solid defensively all day long. 7

Midfield and Attack

Eric Dier: A successful international break for Dier to say the least, after scoring the winner in Berlin. He came into this game, with a very important role to play, having to break up play and not allow the Liverpool midfield to grow in confidence. He didn't have his best game, to say the least. He misplaced a lot of passes and in the first half, the game seemed to bypass him. Dier could be put to blame for the goal, as he failed to track Coutinho after the pass. You would expect better things from the Englishman next week, however. 5 

Mousa Dembele: The Belgian had a poor first half, not getting on the ball as much as he would have, alongside the fact he was caught lapsing with the ball in his own third and being dispossessed numerous times. He began to settle in during the second-half and was able to dictate play with a more influential rhythm. Seemed to gain confidence as the game grew older. 6

Heung-Min Son: Replacing the injured Erik Lamela, he had a lot to do today if he was to replace Lamela and his work ethic. Well, the Korean was far from impressive and he seemed to dwell on the ball and loose it stupidly. He had a great chance in the second half where his effort was just wide, other than that he was far from convincing. Eventually being replaced by Nacer Chadli. 4

Dele Alli: A lot of press coverage focusing on the youngster this week, with comparisons being made to Paul Gasgoine and Bryan Robson the media would devote a lot of attention on Alli this game. So much praise and Alli showed signs that it was maybe it was too much to handle, coincidentally having a rare bad game. Failing to have an impact of normal, he was found to be kept quite by the Liverpool back four, who knows if it was due to the media. Time will tell as the youngster still develops. 5

Christian Eriksen: Outstanding today, really was. He was able to have a big influence on the game and a lot of Spurs' play went through him, as seen by his assist for Harry Kane's equaliser. He was a problem for the defence all evening and was close with a free-kick late on in the second half. 8

Harry Kane: Up until his goal, he didn't have that special of a game. Not having that many chances in the second-half, but taking his goal beautifully well spinning Dejan Lovren with ease. Kane could have had a few goals in the first-half, however, coming close with a couple needing Simon Mignolet to get a hand to one. 7


Nacer Chadli: Was inevitable that he would make an appearance today, especially with Son's poor performance. Chadli was forced to play on the right instead of his preferred left and seemed to fit in well. He was very sound defensively and showed signs of promise on the attack. Couldn't really have made much more of an impact, as Spurs predominantly attacked down the left-hand side. 5 

Ryan Mason: Mason came on in the 88th minute for Dele Alli as a safe substitute to hold the game level. Hardly had time to impact the game. N/A

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