Liverpool player ratings against Tottenham: Can steals the show

Anfield Night

Liverpool battled to a 3-2 win at Anfield last night over a rival for a top four place.

Liverpool battled their way to a 3-2 win against Tottenham Hotspur last night, thanks to a late goal from Italian striker Mario Balotelli.

Here are our player ratings for the game.

Mignolet – 6

Looked relatively comfortable around his own penalty area and took command in difficult situations.

Can – 8

An outstanding performance, which once again showed his versatility in both defence and a midfield role.

Skrtel – 7

Good, basic, physical defending which made their backline difficult for the Spurs attack to get the better of.

Sakho – 6

Looked vulnerable up against Erik Lamela. He’ll be disappointed he couldn’t keep his good form going.

Ibe – 7

Two good performances in a row from the young winger. He’ll be full of confidence.

Gerrard – 6

Held his composure from the penalty spot, but this was far from his finest performance.

Henderson – 6

Worked hard throughout the game, passed and tackled effectively but again, far from his best.

Moreno - 7

Gave the Reds real width and pace out on the left hand side. Also did a good job defensively.

Markovic – 7

One of his best displays for the club. Gave a real threat and a direct approach. He drove at the Spurs defence and took his goal well.

Coutinho – 6

Credit to Tottenham, they dealt with him well. When it looked like he could get into the game, they placed him under pressure and forced him into passes.

Sturridge – 7

Looked lively in attack and did well to force Danny Rose onto the wrong side to win a penalty.

Subs

Lovren – 6

Came on and provided Liverpool with some extra defensive strength.

Balotelli – 7

Proved a point by bagging the side’s winner and looked like a real threat when he came on.

Lallana – 6

Busy on replacing Markovic. They lost nothing in terms of drive and threat.

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