Tottenham 2-2 Liverpool: Heroes, villains and player ratings as Spurs continue brilliant form

Tottenham continue unbeaten run under Antonio Conte with impressive 2-2 draw against Liverpool.

<p>Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur has a shot saved by Alisson Becker of Liverpool  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)</p>

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur has a shot saved by Alisson Becker of Liverpool (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Tottenham continued their impressive start to life under Italian manager Antonio Conte with a 2-2 draw against title chasing Liverpool.

Harry Kane ended his goal drought with a smart finish before Diogo Jota levelled things up for the visitors.

Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson then gave his side a 2-1 lead in the second half before Son Heung-Min’s pressing was rewarded with Alisson’s mistake for the Korean to score and earn his side a point, and deny Liverpool the three points there were after.

Andy Robertson then went from hero to villain after being sent off for a late challenge on Tottenham right back Emerson. Both sides had chances to win but in the end they settled for a point each.

What both managers said

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte said: “ In one end I’m satisfied for the performance and the effort. I’m also satisfied to get a point from Liverpool as they are one of the best in the world but we created some big chances and we should have killed the game.

“My view on the penalty I haven’t seen it but I also can say that there was a handball leading up to the Liverpool second goal.”

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp also had this to say: “I think the results is fair I have no problem with that and they have Kane and Son who can create problems.

“We played well and dominated the first half and created and to be fair they also pressed us in the second half and its fair on that level.

“Tottenham should have had a penalty, our penalty was ok but Kane should have been sent off but that is how it is.”


Liverpool’s Joel Matip battles Tottenham’s Harry Kane. Picture: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Harry Kane- The tottenham talisman sprung to life in this game, scoring only his second league goal of the season after smartly finishing off a great move after receiving a pass from Tanguy Ndombele.

His movement, his touch and speed was electric and he should have an assist to add to his goal after playing in Son with the Korean having the goal at his mercy, had that been last season, it would have been dangling at the back of the net.

His performance is a striking contrast of the laboured and often disinterested striker that was playing under Nuno Espirito Santo.

There is clearly still a little rustiness with the striker missing a few more in the second half but today was a step in the right direction.

Diogo Jota- The Portuguese has an incredible jump for a man of his size. He planted his goal well after a well timed jump for his 10th league goal of the season and caused all sorts of problems to the Tottenham back line.

His form on the day is evidence of why he’s forced himself into the first eleven ahead of the more malleable Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino. Was a joy to watch all day.

Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur reacts during the Premier League match between Tottenham (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images )

Dele Alli- This performance was an improvement of his previous outings but he still missed a few glorious opportunity to give his side the cushion of the second goal. To be fair to him he also created a few more chances and never stopped running to the delight of the fans.

Worked hard off the ball also and also refreshing looked like he wanted it more which will be a delight to his manager Antonio Conte.

Dele is literally playing for his Tottenham career and he would have done his ratings bit more positive than most would have anticipated.

LESSER OWNED: Liverpool's Andy Robertson. Picture: Getty Images.


Andy Robertson- in a high intensity game requiring everyone to be at their utmost best, the left back scored his first goal but then got himself sent off for a late challenge on Tottenham left back Emerson.

Alison Becker- Literally gifted Son his goal and instantly hung his head to show he was aware that he’d let the team down.

Before that he was quality and pulled off saves to keep Liverpool in it but that mistake perhaps defined the outcome of the game, it’s cruel to have him here but it was his mistake that was the difference between three points and a point for his side.

Tottenham’s Team

Lloris 7 Emerson 6.5 , Sanchez  , Dier 6 , Ryan Sessegnon 6 , Winks 7 ; Alli 7; Ben Davies 6.5, Son , Kane 7, Tanguy Ndombele 6.5

Subs: Skipp 5, Lucas 5, Sergio Reguilon 4

Liverpool’s Team

Alisson 5 , Alexander-Arnold 6 , Konate 6.5, Matip 6.5, Tyler Morton 5.5, Robertson 4, Naby Keita 6, James Milner 6 , Salah 5.5, Jota 7, Mane 6 .

Subs; Firmino 5.5 Tsimikas 4, Gomes n/a