Tottenham 0-5 Liverpool: Player Ratings - 10 out of 10 for Suarez!

Luis Suarez starred yet again as Liverpool beat Tottenham 5-0 at White Hart Lane - putting Andre Villas-Boas under more pressure than ever before.

Luis Suarez has scored twice more than Tottenham have in the Premier League. Think about that.

The Uruguayan is playing so well, in fact, that he looked as though he could beat Spurs all by himself on Sunday afternoon.

As it happened, he was aided by the brilliance of his Liverpool team-mates and Brendan Rodgers' side ran out 5-0 winners against Tottenham after two goals from Suarez and one from Raheem Sterling, Jordan Henderson and Jon Flanagan.

As for Andre Villas-Boas, that could be it for his Spurs career.

Here's how the players rated:


Hugo Lloris - 8/10

Astonishingly, Hugo Lloris was superb despite conceding five goals. The Frenchman is perhaps the only Spurs player who would get into another big side on current form. Made several important saves and was left in the lurch by his defence.

Kyle Walker - 5/10

Struggled to deal with Phillipe Coutinho all day and almost got himself sent off with a few reckless challenges.

Etienne Capoue - 3/10

Was simply awful - and that sums it up.

Michael Dawson - 4/10

Questions would have been asked of the Tottenham captain before this game and he answered none of them positively. Looked very slack at the back all day long.

Kyle Naughton - 4/10

Unsurprisingly, the Spurs man was replaced at half-time after a torrid first half. Was not his side's worst defender on the day, though.

Sandro - 5/10

Whether it was injury-related or tactical, Sandro was taken off after 30 minutes. Lucky him.

Mousa Dembele - 5/10

Offered no composure or strength in midfield and gave the ball away far too often.

Paulinho - 6/10

One of Tottenham's best outfield players, Paulinho actually offered a considerable threat throughout. His creativity and passing were to a high standard - but then he got himself sent off with a silly high-footed challenge on Suarez. After that, the goals flew in.

Aaron Lennon - 5/10

Flattered to deceive and offered very, very little apart from his speed when running at Liverpool defenders.

Nacer Chadli - 7/10

Spurs may have been humiliated but Nacer Chadli certainly wasn't. The winger was quick and effective as he took on the Reds' back line and was unlucky to have been supported by such a poor cast.

Roberto Soldado - 6/10

Top strikers can score even on bad days and Roberto Soldado could not quite manage that today. Nevertheless, he was one of Tottenham's better performers, going close a couple of times and even scoring a controversially disallowed goal.


Lewis Holtby - 7/10

The German midfielder got close to being sent off with some petulant challenges but was very helpful to Spurs' cause overall. Provided a real presence as playmaker.

Zeki Fryers - 4/10

It was 2-0 at half-time before Zeki Fryers came on; it finished 5-0. That says it all.

Andros Townsend - 4/10

Did nothing all game after coming on in the second half and is looking more like the pantomime villain after his England heroics from weeks ago.


Simon Mignolet - 6/10

Interestingly, the Liverpool goalkeeper was not at his best despite keeping a clean sheet. The Belgian shot stopper looked hesitant on the ball and was dispossessed by Soldado for a disallowed goal in the first half.

Glen Johnson - 7/10

Understated on the day, Glen Johnson produced a smooth performance for Liverpool, despite the advances of Chadli, who was a bright spark for the hosts.

Martin Skrtel - 7/10

Defending well and threatening from set-pieces, Martin Skrtel had a good day at the office. Daniel Agger will be wondering how he can get back into Rodgers' starting XI.

Mamadou Sakho - 7/10

The Frenchman was equally as impressive as his partner at centre-back and also hit the post with a header in the second half.

Jon Flanagan - 8/10

The full-back was superb all game, keeping Lennon in check throughout. His goal was a fine reward for an inspiring performance as he got forward more and more towards the end of the game.

Lucas Leiva - 7/10

Like Johnson, the Brazilian was understated in his approach but sat back and protected Liverpool's defence with aplomb all afternoon.

Joe Allen - 7/10

Another midfielder to put in a quiet shift, Joe Allen still looked impressive. The Welshman gave the ball away on occasion but looks to be going from strength to strength.

Jordan Henderson - 9/10

Many doubted Henderson after his big-money move to Anfield from Sunderland but he looks set to stay at Liverpool for many years to come. In the absence of Steven Gerrard, Henderson was simply terrific, scoring once and playing his team-mates in countless times.

Phillipe Coutinho - 8/10

A creative hub for Liverpool once again, the Brazilian was not far off his best as he produced pass after pass of the highest quality. Can be considered one of the finest  passers in the Premier League.

Raheem Sterling - 8/10

Another player to come on leaps and bounds in recent weeks, Sterling looks as though he may have put his poor start to the season behind him. Scored late on and caused problems for the Spurs defence all day long.

Luis Suarez - 10/10

That's right, Suarez gets 10/10 - and probably not for the first time. The Uruguayan took his two goals superbly and turned creator during Liverpool's others. There is no one on better form in world football right now.


Luis Alberto - 7/10

The substitute blended in seamlessly after coming on in the 79th minute.

Victor Moses - 6/10

Came on in the 90th minute so had little time to change anything.

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