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February 6, 2012 8:00 PM GMT
Anfield — Liverpool
Referee:‬ M. Oliver‎
Attendance:‬ 44461‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Liverpool 0-0 Tottenham

The Reds slumped to their eighth draw at Anfield this season in the Premier League against a resilient Spurs side who, without manager Harry Redknapp, keep their title hopes alive

By David Lynch at Anfield

  • Pepe Reina
    155
    31
    3.00

    Pepe Reina

    A spectator beyond collecting a dangerous Bale cross in the first half.

  • Glen Johnson
    163
    48
    3.00

    Glen Johnson

    Helped make for an interesting 'battle of the England full-backs' by giving an assured performance up against Kyle Walker. Did great work going both ways in an unfamiliar role on the left.

  • Daniel Agger
    209
    42
    3.00

    Daniel Agger

    Composed on the ground and dominant in the air, a complete performance from the Dane.

  • Martin Kelly
    112
    88
    2.50

    Martin Kelly

    Couldn't be faulted going toward his own goal but left a lot to be desired in an attacking sense. Still learning.

  • Martin Skrtel
    182
    44
    3.00

    Martin Skrtel

    Part of an imperious partnership which ensured Adebayor had to drop deep for any joy.

  • Steven Gerrard
    179
    44
    3.00

    Steven Gerrard

    Still a bit ring rusty or unable to provide the cut and thrust of old? Far from classic Gerrard but the midfielder is still the outstanding midfielder in his side.

  • Jay Spearing
    128
    75
    2.50

    Jay Spearing

    Hard-working defensively but misplaced several passes at key moments in broken play.

  • Charlie Adam
    100
    90
    3.00

    Charlie Adam

    Passed the ball well but was part of a problem in terms of cutting edge. Never really found a killer pass.

  • Andy Carroll
    238
    89
    3.00

    Andy Carroll

    Has been getting better and better over recent weeks and showed why here. A real handful for the Spurs defence and unlucky not to find the chance which his performance merited.

  • Dirk Kuyt
    101
    147
    2.50

    Dirk Kuyt Flop of the Match

    Kept Assou-Ekotto shackled but did not do nearly enough going forward. Rightly replaced by Suarez.

  • Craig Bellamy
    139
    49
    3.00

    Craig Bellamy

    Didn't hit the levels of recent performances and was cleverly marshalled by the lesser-experienced Walker.

Substitutions

  • Stewart Downing
    93
    63
    3.00

    Stewart Downing

    Brought on to provide bite but failed to do so.

  • Luis Suárez
    169
    72
    3.00

    Luis Suárez

    A real livewire upon his return but missed the best opportunity of the match with a header straight at Friedel. Also received a booking for a wild kick at Scott Parker.

  • Brad Friedel
    95
    26
    3.00

    Brad Friedel

    Despite Liverpool's domination toward the end, the American was comfortable throughout.

  • Michael Dawson
    73
    39
    3.00

    Michael Dawson

    Not a usual starter but looked as if he had never been away with a composed performance.

  • Ledley King
    75
    36
    3.00

    Ledley King

    As Fabio Capello watched on he may have wondered what might have been if King had not suffered so terribly from injuries. A rock in defence.

  • Kyle Walker
    161
    202
    3.50

    Kyle Walker Top of the Match

    With Fabio Capello watching on, Walker did himself no harm with an assured showing.

  • Benoit Assou-Ekotto
    55
    57
    3.00

    Benoit Assou-Ekotto

    Given very little licence to go forward from the tireless Kuyt but solid the other way.

  • Gareth Bale
    70
    127
    3.00

    Gareth Bale

    Nowhere near his usual self. His subdued performance was largely thanks to the defensive work of Kelly.

  • Scott Parker
    187
    57
    3.00

    Scott Parker

    Gets so much praise for his defensive work but showed his neatness in possession here as part of a passing carousel with Modric.

  • Luka Modric
    144
    63
    3.00

    Luka Modric

    One of the tidiest midfielders in world football did not disappoint. At the heart of everything Spurs do.

  • Niko Kranjcar
    82
    81
    2.50

    Niko Kranjcar

    Some tidy touches but nowhere near the threat that Spurs would have enjoyed through Aaron Lennon.

  • Jake Livermore
    48
    59
    2.50

    Jake Livermore

    Allowed the game to pass him by somewhat and won't be challenging Rafael van der Vaart's position anytime soon.

  • Emmanuel Adebayor
    45
    85
    2.50

    Emmanuel Adebayor

    Starved of service but frustrated by the dominance of Skrtel and Agger when fortunate enough to get the ball.

Substitutions

  • Louis Saha
    55
    62
    3.00

    Louis Saha

    Had little influence as the lone frontman when brought on.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Luis Suárez Luis Suárez
Striker
Liverpool
29 0
Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
Striker
Liverpool
20 0
Yaya Touré Yaya Touré
Midfielder
Manchester City
18 6
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
Man Utd.
15 2
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Manchester City
15 0