Tottenham Hotspur suffered their second defeat in as many Premier League games as Pochettino’s men couldn’t stop Liverpool from making it five wins in five games. Under bright London sunshine, the Reds took the lead through Georginio Wijnaldum’s first ever away goal in the league. Michel Vorm should have done better on two occasions in the build-up to that goal and he was also second best in the build-up to Liverpool’s second, scored by Roberto Firmino.
Erik Lamela pulled one back for the hosts in stoppage time while just minutes later, Heung Min-Son had a case for a penalty from a Sadio Mane tackle. However, they have now lost back to back games and are playing catch up in the race to the title.
Here are player ratings:
Michel Vorm (4)
Made a couple of crucial saves in the second half to keep his side in the game but was partially at fault for both goals, leaving Spurs ruing the absence of Hugo Lloris.
Kieran Tripper (4)
Gave away the ball far too often, completing just 67% of his passes. Was troubled by Mane all game and will want to forget this display quickly.
Toby Alderweireld (5)
One of the better players for Spurs, Alderweireld had more touches than any of his teammates and also made five clearances and two blocks, keeping the likes of Firmino relatively quiet.
Jan Vertonghen (5)
Did his bit to keep Mohamed Salah frustrated but invited trouble far too often for his team’s liking.
Danny Rose (4)
Was dispossessed more times than any other Tottenham player and added very little in the attacking end. An average game for the left-back.
Mousa Dembele (4)
Struggled to get a foothold in the game and was rarely seen helping Spurs push the ball forward when under pressure. The first player to be withdrawn by Mauricio Pochettino.
Eric Dier (4)
Made a couple of important blocks but was bypassed far too easily by the busy Liverpool midfield, leaving the Spurs backline under pressure for prolonged periods.
Harry Winks (4)
Started the game brightly but faded away as the game went on. Was happy to help his full-backs but did very little to help Spurs create chances in the final third.
Christian Eriksen (5)
A couple of decent crosses was all the Dane could produce on the day as he struggled to beat the press and was not as influential as he usually is.
Lucas Moura (7)
The Brazilian was the best player for the hosts against Liverpool. His pace caused problems, but his final product let him down, leaving him on the losing side.
Harry Kane (5)
Had just 22 touches, the same as Erik Lamela, who came off the bench in the 60th minute. Kane was never given space or time on the ball as he struggled to impose himself on the occasion.
Erik Lamela (7)
The Argentine came on and added some urgency and much-needed spark to the Spurs attack and also found the net from an acute angle to give them some hope. But as it turned out, the goal came too late in the game for the hosts.
Heung Min-Son (5)
Got just 20 minutes, which wasn’t enough for him to make an impact.
Victor Wanyma (N/A)
Stat Credit: Whoscored.com