PLAYER REVIEWS OF Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham – Curtis Jones shines in Reds’ latest win

Roberto Firmino proved the hero for Liverpool with a 90-minute header as they returned to the top of the table after a 2-1 win over Tottenham.

It looked like it was going to be a frustrating night for the Reds after Son Heung-min canceled Mohamed Salah’s deviated strike in the first half.

But Firmino last laughed after he pointedly went home from a corner on Wednesday night with the clock ticking.

Here, Sportsmails Dominic King rules over both sets of players.

Roberto Firmino proved the hero for Liverpool with a last gasp against Tottenham

Roberto Firmino proved the hero for Liverpool with a last gasp against Tottenham

Roberto Firmino proved the hero for Liverpool with a last gasp against Tottenham

The Brazilian buries his header in the top corner in the 90th minute at Anfield


Alisson Becker – No chance with Son’s goal, almost caught by a shot from Kane in the second half, otherwise unemployed – 6

Trent Alexander-Arnold – Gradually returning to full fitness, his deliveries lacked their usual precision – 6.5

Rhys Williams – Towering early header calmed his nerves and played with certainty for the rest of the game – 7

Fabinho – Hard to believe his natural position is midfield given the authority he exudes in defense – 7

Andrew Robertson – Remains in excellent shape and the energy it shows throughout is remarkable – 7

Jordan Henderson – Never did anything flash from the captain, but the pace he set for his team was impeccable – 7.5

Rhys Williams played with great certainty during the meeting at the top of the table

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson set an impeccable pace for his side at Anfield

Gini Wijnaldum – Goes through pain barrier all the time and got rough treatment from Sissoko – 7

Curtis Jones – The more he plays, the more comfortable he looks and his drive created Liverpool’s opening goal – 8

Mohamed Salah – He is often called selfish, but his way of running and working was selfless here; another goal for the count – 7

Roberto Firmino – Denied twice in the first half but came out fine in the final seconds to win it with a beautiful, thunderous header – 7

Sadio Mane – Struggling to get clear chances, but almost scored in the second half when his shot rattled the bar – 6.5

Manager: Jurgen Klopp – There is nothing wrong with the way his team is set up or how they approach the game; furious at some of the decisions that went against Liverpool – 7

Curtis Jones played a key role for Liverpool in their latest victory over Tottenham

Salah’s work pace and running were selfless and he added one more goal to his Liverpool count


Hugo Lloris – Named the best goalkeeper in the league by his manager and showed his importance everywhere – 7.5

Serge Aurier – Questions about his concentration in games like this, but overall his defense was excellent – 7

Toby Alderweirled – Class act and was there when a foot or head was needed to eliminate the danger – 7

Eric Dier – Anxious moment when the ball hit his arm in the area in the first half; well ranked Firmino – 7

Despite the latest defeat, Hugo Lloris showed his importance to Tottenham

Ben Davies – Tough task of trying to restrain Salah and came on occasion in determined display – 7

Moussa Sissoko – A ghost who is lucky enough to escape a booking for violation on Wijnaldum, although that was his only blemish – 7

Giovanni Lo Celso – Beautiful pass created Tottenham’s first chance, but withdrew after being booked – 6.5

Pierre-Emile Hojberg – Cynical foul on Firmino raised a warning, but otherwise the disciplined figure Mourinho wanted – 7

Harry Kane will leave his free header from six yards with the score at 1-1

Steven Bergwijn – Could have been the hero and will wonder how a shot that hit the post failed to happen – 6.5

Harry Kane – Six yards away, ahead of The Kop, and unmarked – how the heck did he miss a second half header? – 6

Son Heung-min – A joy to watch, as always, and the way he steered Tottenham’s equalizer was superb – 7.5

Manager: Jose Mourinho – His game plan could have been predicted in advance, but his approach turned it into an exciting game. The width of the woodwork prevented it from winning the jackpot – 7

Referee: Antony Taylor – Decisive and let the game flow. I haven’t really seen him much and this is how it should be for a referee – 7

Son Heung-min had dragged Tottenham to level in the 33rd minute after a quick counterattack


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