Liverpool player ratings from Spurs win: Sterling outshines Suarez in superb show

Raheem Sterling Liverpool

A dominant 4-0 win saw Liverpool surge to the the Premier League summit, courtesy of a Kaboul own goal, and strikes from Suarez, Coutinho and Henderson.

Simon Mignolet 8/10 - Just the one save for the Belgian to make in the first half, a long range strike from Nabil Bentaleb that bounced just in front of him. Also made a great late stop to get down to Eriksen's deflected drive.

Glen Johnson 8/10 - Provided the cross for the first goal and was part of the right hand side onslaught that terrorised Danny Rose.

Martin Skrtel 8/10 - Made one superb block from Christian Eriksen as a rare Spurs chance in the area fell to the Dane. And matched Michael Dawson late on as Spurs won a succession of corners.

Dan Agger 7.5/10 - Agger made one great challenge against Lennon, winning the ball in the area and making sure the last touch came off the Spurs winger. Lost Soldado at one point, before catching up to make the challenge. Made another last ditch challenge just as Nacer Chadli looked about to pull the trigger.

Jon Flanagan 8/10 - The youngster made a superb sliding challenge on Lennon early on, and was rarely troubled by the England wideman. Did superbly well in the run up to the third goal, dropping his shoulder to beat Lennon and lay off for Coutinho. Looks like he should sneak into England's World Cup squad on this form.

Steven Gerrard 7.5/10 - Gerrard had a low key game compared to his teammates, happy to let those in front of him hurt Spurs with their pace and energy. Was withdrawn with 20 minutes left, having avoided the booking that would have ruled him out against Manchester City.

Jordan Henderson 8.5/10 - The heartbeat of this Liverpool team alongside Suarez, encouraging others around him to be relentless in their pressing game. Hit a superb curling ball that Lloris did well to get to before Suarez, and then netted with a free kick that went through the crowded area and found the back of the net.

Philipe Coutinho 8/10 - The Brazilian married his usual superb close control with real desire and superb pressing as part of the midfield three. Hit an awesome daisy cutter from distance after a great run to put the Reds three up. Came off for Joe Allen with 30 mins left.

Raheem Sterling 9/10 - MOTM - Sterling gave Danny Rose a game he'll have nightmares about, exposing him continuously down the Spurs left. If anything, he got better in the second half, moving across the entire width of the pitch and causing problems wherever he picked up possession. Produced some outstanding flicks and an impressive ability to pick a dealt top quality pass.

Daniel Sturridge 8/10 - So eager to get involved in attacking areas and full of menace. Nearly scored with a back heel that Lloris kept out. Earlier produced a great surging run that could only be stopped with a Kaboul challenge that earned the Frenchman a booking.

Luis Suarez 9/10 - The Uruguayan was in scintillating form against Spurs, proving to be a real thorn in the side of any player he came up against. His control was breathtaking and he scored with a superb left foot finish after one of the many Tottenham defensive errors, pouncing on Michael Dawson's poor pass. Was unlucky with a header that Suarez did superb to touch on to the woodwork, faded from the game a little in the second half but had already helped win the game by that point.


Joe Allen (64') 7/10 - The Welshman was a little unlucky to find himself on the bench following his run in the team, but Sterling's performance proved it was the right decision, and Allen slotted in superbly once he came on.

Lucas Leiva (70') 7/10 - Replaced Gerrard and helped shore up a midfield just as Spurs belatedly started to push forward.

Victor Moses (83') 6/10 - The Chelsea loanee came on late and made one decent run against a tired Spurs side.

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