Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham: Player Ratings – What the media and statistics say

28 October 2019

Liverpool came from behind to beat Tottenham 2-1, with Fabinho producing a colossal performance in the middle of the park.


Jurgen Klopp‘s men hosted their Champions League final opponents from last season, looking to get back to winning ways after a draw last time out in the Premier League.

When Harry Kane headed Spurs in front inside the opening minute there was clear reason for concern.

But this Liverpool side is made of such stern stuff and they turned the match on its head in the second half.

Jordan Henderson found the bottom corner to make it 1-1, before Mohamed Salah‘s penalty earned the Reds all three points.

Here we compare our player ratings with those from the Liverpool Echo, the Mirror, the Independent, The Redmen TV, FotMob and the TIA readers.

Fabinho (8.3) was the runaway winner in the average overall ratings and rightly so.

The Brazilian was fantastic in the middle of the park, showcasing why he is arguably the world’s best defensive midfielder.

This is Anfield’s Jack Lusby described Fabinho as “inventive and clinical in his passing and suffocating in his defensive play.”

Meanwhile, The Redmen TV gave him a perfect 10-out-of-10 rating, saying he is a “machine” who “orchestrated loads of attacks.”

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, October 27, 2019: Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Trent Alexander-Arnold (7.9) was next in the reckoning, on a day when his technical brilliance was a joy to watch.

The Echo‘s Ian Doyle thought the 21-year-old “caused Tottenham consternation with a succession of tremendous crosses”, while FotMob highlighted that he made seven key passes.

Taking home the bronze was Andy Robertson (7.5) – the fact that he felt quieter than normal sums up how good he has become.

Lusby claimed the Scot “provided more defensive steel” than Alexander-Arnold – a fair assessment – and John Cross of the Mirror said he was “major threat”, even though his “delivery often let him down.”

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, October 27, 2019: Liverpool's James Milner (L) celebrates with Dejan Lovren at the final whistle during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC at Anfield. Liverpool won 2-1. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Dejan Lovren (6.1) took home the wooden spoon, as he again showed why he is a noticeable step down from Joel Matip these days.

The Croatian often looked a shaky presence and Cross outlined how he “had a major let-off” when Son Heung-min beat him for pace and hit the crossbar.

Next up for Liverpool is a League Cup fourth-round clash at home to Arsenal on Wednesday night.

It will let Klopp rotate his squad ahead of next Saturday’s trip to Aston Villa.

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