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[Player Ratings] Liverpool 0-0 Tottenham: How The Players Rated

Liverpool and Tottenham played out a 0-0 draw at Anfield last night, in a game that saw the return of Luis Suarez after his eight game ban. Here are player ratings

Liverpool and Tottenham played out a 0-0 draw at Anfield last night, in a game that saw the return of Luis Suarez following his eight game ban. Here are out player ratings:

Liverpool Player Ratings

Pepe Reina 7 – Great late save to deny Bale an unlikely winner, and the Spaniard was a steady presence throughout.

Martin Kelly 6.5  – Defended reasonably well and forced Friedel into a decent save with a long range effort.

Martin Skrtel 6.5 – Kept Adebayor extremely quiet but nasty tackle on Bale blotted his scorecard.

Daniel Agger 7 – Along with Skrtel, dealt comfortably with the Tottenham attack.

Glen Johnson 6.5 – Put in a decent display at left back and dealt with the dangerous Kyle Walker well when he got forward.

Jay Spearing 6 – Worked tirelessly but passing let him down, with several poor forward passes losing Liverpool possession.

Charlie Adam 6 – Not his best display in a Liverpool shirt. Adam was neat in possession but failed to create going forward.

Steven Gerrard 7 – Not the all-action display we’re used to seeing, but still a threat on the ball. Always looking to make things happen.

Dirk Kuyt 5.5 – Disappointing from the Dutchman. Struggled to get in to the game and eventually subbed for Suarez.

Craig Bellamy 6 – Quiet game from Bellamy. Not up to his recent performance level as he struggled to make things happen.

Andy Carroll 7 – Getting more confident by the game. Carroll’s work-rate was very good and won the majority of his headers. Wasted a couple of half chances though. Overall, much better from the big-man.


Luis Suarez 6.5 – Looked dangerous whenever on the ball, but wasted a great chance to win it when he headed straight at Friedel from close range. Also booked for a nasty kick on Parker.

Stewart Downing 5  – Had no major impact on the game.

Tottenham Player Ratings

Brad Freidel 7 – Made some decent stops from Kelly and Suarez, and looked an assured presence at the back for Spurs.

Kyle Walker 7 – Great display by the young full back. One of Tottenham’s better performers on the night as he dealt very well with the Liverpool attack.

Ledley King 7.5 – Another terrific performance from King. Held the Spurs back line together as the home side searched for a winner.

Michael Dawson 8 – Excellent. Dealt with the awkward Carroll well and looks like getting back to his best after a long injury lay-off.

Benoit Assou-Ekotto 6.5 – Steady from BAE. Always willing to get forward and worked hard to keep Liverpool at bay.

Scott Parker 8.5 (MOTM) – Superb performance once-again from Parker. Threw his body at everything to deny Liverpool and worked tirelessly throughout the match.

Jake Livermore 6 – Didn’t really impress himself on the game and relied on Parker to clean up in midfield.

Luka Modric 5.5 – Very quiet from the Croatian. Not at his best at all and saw little of the ball.

Gareth Bale 6 – Spurned a great chance to win it late on, but his weak shot was saved easily by Reina. Failed to get on the ball and booked for diving.

Niko Kranjcar 6.5 – Had a decent early shot on goal but faded somewhat as the game went on. Didn’t take him chance to show Redknapp he’s worthy of a first team place.

Emmanuel Adebayor 5 – Didn’t work as hard as he should have been playing up front on his own. Saw little of the ball and was subbed for Saha.


Louis Saha 6 – Faired slightly better than Adebayor in wining a couple of headers against Skrtel and Agger, but had little time to really make an impact.

Danny Rose N/A – No time.

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Those are our ratings, feel free to leave yours in the comment section below…



  1. magnumopus

    February 7, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    You must be a Spurs fan giving them such high grades!

    • Ash

      February 9, 2012 at 5:15 pm

      Yep, my sentiments exactly, Kelly 6.5?…You gotta be kidding?

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  3. Indyfan

    February 7, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Pretty fair ratings fo both teams.

  4. Jimmy No Stars

    February 7, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    These ratings are rediculous, as a neutral it has to be said that Spurs (title contenders apparently) bottled it they never got out of their own half granted Parker had a good game the defenders deserved 7 at best I forgot Modric was playing.

  5. Yidango

    February 7, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    No Lennon,VDV,Kaboul, Defoe,Sandro not to mention longterm Huddlestone and manager stuck at City Airport..
    Liverpool at full strength at home.. Great point, well play Boys
    …. Oh and Suarez what a dirty no good lowlife and how did Skrtel stay on the pitch??
    Still 3rd eight points ahead of 5th place.
    Liverpool 7th eleven points behind us..

  6. EssexRocks

    February 7, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Saha won a couple of headers against Dawson & King?

    Poorly written piece and a lot of the ratings seem to be picked out of the air.

  7. kabit

    February 7, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    oh pleeaase! How could adebayor have won ‘a couple of headers against Dawson and King’? They are all spurs players! Careless..

  8. kabit

    February 7, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    careless of me too.. meant Saha!

    • Football Talk

      February 7, 2012 at 3:57 pm

      See….easy to do isn’t it! LOL

      Careless mistake has been corrected.

  9. Cole Amechi

    February 7, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Good game

  10. Williams

    February 7, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    This particular write up are bayyassed Itself, liverpoolfc handle tottenhamfc enomorously well on the field of play, but inexperience striker Carroll fail to put the homeside ahead.

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