A mindless game in north London ended with the Reds down to 10 men and one point each after some terrible refereeing decisions and endings on both ends.
Tottenham 2-2 Liverpool
Goal: Kane 13 yen, Son 74 yen; Jota 34′, Robertson 70′
Send: Robertson 77 yen
Alisson Becker – 8 (out of 10)
Vigorously engaged in a hit-or-miss match as he made some good punches, missed another, passed well outside and was nearly knocked out by Kane – it was a crazy 90′ with our goalkeeper involved a lot, the best of which is his fingertips. stop on Dele Alli.
He couldn’t really do anything about the first goal… but more about the second after that.
His one-on-one save against Kane in the second half was nothing short of magical – but then he completely missed a save trying to get Son on for a second time.
Will be the man of the match if he doesn’t make a mistake to equalize.
Trent Alexander-Arnold – 7 years old
The start was really good with two quality serves and a left-footed finish that was saved.
Sometimes caught on the back foot of the Spurs counter-attack as you’d expect, but on the other end was always a threat and nearly scored a brilliant half-volley that was saved before half-time.
Was it a shot or a cross for his second assist?!
Joel Matip – 7
Constantly falling behind with Spurs’ direct play on two strikers, but Matip’s problem was less frequent that we played too high and the midfield was too far apart, unable to close the ball. there.
In defense (but not pursuit), he played quite well – a couple of important interceptions and a typical pass. A magic run in the second half almost scored.
Ibrahima Konate – 8 – Man of the Match
Kane’s superb slip to stop the opening goal early, but failed to do the same shortly after.
Like Matip, balls from deep give him a hard time due to his lack of protection, but he has the speed to recover some of them.
Some of the big tackles and recovery gaps in the second half included a late ball that would have been 3-2 otherwise.
Andy Robertson – 8
Should have scored in the first minute with a header! Sadly, just missing at the other end for the goal, back out of line to play Kane on the side. However, his attacking prowess is immense and he once again makes a stunning pass to equalize.
It was a crazy game with prominent full-backs and Robbo’s two-yard header summed it up – before he was sent off after a VAR check.
Tyler Morton – 6
The ball is fine for the most part, although some of the longer passes are a bit silly. Playing as a No. 6, he was often isolated and struggled to block those direct passes, although he played better than expected in a number of aerial duels and tackles. two.
Pre-booked very early, placed under the hour mark – a huge and very different game to add to his experience.
Naby Keita – 7 years old
On the ball, pretty good. Plenty of spray passes, clever turns and sometimes dribbling – but one of them didn’t come close to the midfield or follow Dele Alli’s run.
Faded quite a bit in the second half and a lot of his passes didn’t carry enough weight for them.
James Milner – 6
Well, at least he has a reason not to be active lately. There were a lot of poor passes and put teammates under pressure, while he was probably the most to blame for not stopping the likes of Ndombele from playing big and direct passes to the attacking pair. .
Did well with some cut-out interceptions in the late game.
Mohamed Salah – 6
In terms of the number of chances in the first half, it was a pretty quiet 45 minutes for the top scorer of the tournament!
A couple of quick exchanges and some dribbles caused problems, but the opportunity failed in the first hour.
This ended his streak of goals or assists in 15 consecutive games. It might be wise for us to let the ball go to the best player in the world a little more…
Diogo Jota – 7
Let’s face it, he had a stinking game for half an hour – then nodded in a much-needed equalizer and should have won a penalty just minutes later.
His 10th goal of the season, another with his head – very Robbie Fowler-esque.
Much improved after that, taking part in many shots, scoring headers and some neat linked play moments.
Sadio Mane – 7
Best player on the pitch for the first 45′ – he was impeccable, beat Emerson Royal for fun, unleashed some great passes into the box and worked relentlessly to keep Spurs at bay. by foot.
In the second half, however, he was much quieter, unable to really get Emerson a second time and eventually had to sink.
Roberto Firmino (on for Morton, 60′) – 6 – As number 10, there wasn’t really a chance to do much because the match was frantic and happening around him.
Kostas Tsimikas (in for Mane, 81 ) – n / a – Come after the red Robbo.
Joe Gomez (continued for Jota, 91 ) – n / a – Ronseal pause time.
Subs not used: Kelleher, Gomez, Quansah, Williams, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Minamino, Gordon
Jurgen Klopp – 7
There weren’t many decisions for the squad today: if you’re a perfect fit, negative and regular in the first team, you’ve basically gotten the nod.
The boss was accused of berating the referrer after a penalty was not given and was perhaps fortunately not fired for his sarcastic reaction to the card.
To deal with our first half problems, he got the centre-backs going much higher and more aggressive to block those first balls, then switched to a 4-2- 3-1 with the first assistant.
After red, he chooses to chase wins it appears rather than settle for points, until injury time at least.
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