Tottenham 0-2 Liverpool: Champions League final player ratings

Joël Matip was strong in defence and helped create Liverpool’s second but Harry Kane brought little to the table for Tottenham

Tottenham

Hugo Lloris Conceded after two minutes and, although blameless, sometimes appeared ill-at-ease. Made a decent save from Alexander-Arnold. 6

Kieran Trippier Did not enjoy facing Mané but only rarely got really turned by the Senegal striker. Did not turn Liverpool and attack either, though. 5

Toby Alderweireld One half of a Belgian partnership, he was steady and secure at the back and was not often troubled by Roberto Firmino. 6

Jan Vertonghen The other Belgian dealt well with Salah when Spurs got turned and the Egyptian went beyond Rose. Struggled with an arm injury at one point. 7

Danny Rose Broke through Liverpool’s press and into space beyond. Nutmegged Salah only to then put ball straight out of play. 6

Harry Winks Helped Spurs gain control (65% possession by half‑time) after the early setback, tidy, bar one or two stray passes. 7

Moussa Sissoko Played well but 22 may for ever be the number that defines his final, the second when he raised an arm in open invitation. 6

Christian Eriksen Moments of quality, including the superb pass that almost put Son clear, but they were only moments from the Dane. 6

Dele Alli Had arguably Spurs’s three best chances: one was blocked, one was headed over, one looped gently into the arms of Alisson. 6

Harry Kane Had more joy bringing others in than receiving from them. Late and sought-for tumble spoke of frustration for the returning forward. 5

Son Heung-min The man Spurs looked to after going behind and as they accelerated late on, but only occasionally did the South Korean find incision. 7

Substitutes

Lucas Moura for Winks 66 Came on and might have levelled it with 85th minute volley. 6

Eric Dier for Sissoko 74 Indecisive in the final goal. 5

Fernando Llorente for Alli 82 There was to be no miracle this time. n/a

Alisson made some crucial late saves and was a commanding presence.
Alisson made some crucial late saves and was a commanding presence. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/AFP/Getty Images

Liverpool

Alisson The Brazilian made his first save in the 80th minute and his second six seconds later, then stopped Eriksen’s free-kick. 7

Trent Alexander-Arnold Threat was implicit in every run and cross from the man who has so many assists but it was rarely realised. Fizzed a shot past the far post. 7

Jöel Matip Strong and alert, the Cameroonian made a handful of important interceptions and was decisive in the second goal. 7

Virgil van Dijk Calm and commanding in the air once again. Came up with a superb response when it looked as if Son might get in with 15 minutes left. 7

Andy Robertson Perhaps more restrained than normal but worried Spurs when he did run and produced a rasping shot towards the end of the first half. 7

Jordan Henderson Industry, interceptions, tirelessness. Henderson, in other words. The Liverpool captain scuffed his late shot wide but it did not matter. 6

Fabinho The Brazilian started a little sluggishly on the ball but grew into the game. 6

Georginio Wijnaldum One lovely ball for Salah, scampering up the inside-left line. Control rather than creation, though, and the semi-final star went off early. 6

Mohamed Salah First touch, goal. Stretched Spurs but he found Vertonghen waiting whenever he came inside away from Rose. 6

Roberto Firmino Departed before the hour having had very little impact. Legitimate to ask whether a player who missed the end of the season was fully fit. 5

Sadio Mané Did he aim for Sissoko’s arm? Last year’s scorer against Real Madrid was the target of most of the early out-balls and a concern for Trippier. 6

Substitutes

Divock Origi for Firmino 58 An unlikely hero again. Had energy and the goal that ended it, superbly struck. 7

James Milner for Wijnaldum 62 Best chance flashes just past the post. Risky late challenge. 6

Joe Gomez for Mané 90 Saw out added time. n/a