By Sham Majid
Pepe Reina - 7.5
Was hardly involved in proceedings all evening but in the rare moment when he was tested, Reina passed his exam brilliantly when he foiled a Gareth Bale effort towards the end of the match with his legs.
Glen Johnson - 7.5
Performed industriously throughout the ninety minutes by constantly rampaging down the flanks to support Liverpool's offensive line and defending stoutly against the speedy Kyle Walker. He could have netted for Liverpool but his powerful effort was well saved by custodian Brad Friedel just before the break.
Martin Kelly - 6.5
Although the Liverpool youth product worked hard and defended rather steadily, his poor crossing let the Reds down all night long. His inability to craft great deliveries from the flank ruined several Liverpool attacks especially when the Reds were in great goal scoring positions.
Daniel Agger - 8
The Danish marker celebrated his 100th Barclays Premier League start in solid fashion by having a great outing against Emmanuel Adebayor and Co. Forged a superb partnership with defensive partner Martin Skrtel at the back and contained the Spurs attack with ease.
Martin Skrtel - 8
The Slovakian tussled with Gareth Bale on certain occasions and came out tops most times. His no-nonsense approach and tough-tackling rendered the Spurs attack to be ineffective.
Jay Spearing - 7.5
Neat and tidy in possession and clashed competently with counterpart Scott Parker in the middle of the park. Spearing nearly scored his maiden league goal when he let fly with a humdinger of a strike which fizzed just past Friedel's post just before the interval.
Dirk Kuyt (Off 65') - 6.5
Full of endeavour and graft as always but just lacked the final bit of quality to really trouble the Spurs defence. Looked unhappy as he made way for forward Luis Suarez.
Steven Gerrard - 6.5
A largely disappointing and subdued display by the Liverpool skipper. Hardly had a sniff of the game in the first half and although he improved after the break, he failed to dominate the Spurs midfield with Parker and Jake Livermore keeping a tight leash on the captain. Liverpool needed his inspiration and creativity but Gerrard failed to rise to the occasion.
Charlie Adam - 7.5
Worked his socks off to usurp Parker and Livermore in central midfield and linked up with the Liverpool attack on numerous occasions decently. However, his crossing at times were disappointing.
Andy Carroll - 7.5
Was virtually non-existent in the first half but played a key role after the interval as he was the pivotal outlet in most of Liverpool attacks. Never giving defenders Ledley King and Michael Dawson a moment's peace, he chased and harried for the ball at every occasion and should have converted at least one of his three chances in the second half.
Craig Bellamy (Off 73') - 6.5
Offered plenty of off-the-ball running and pace but he was kept in check by Assou-Ekotto and Walker on the flanks. Failed to provide the necessary guile and craft and was hauled off in the second half.
Luis Suarez (On 65') - 7
His importance to the Liverpool side cannot be undermined and after his introduction, the Reds looked a different outfit as he tormented the Spurs defence with his direct running and movement. He even managed to earn a yellow card in his short time on the pitch for accidentally kicking Parker in the stomach. But the Uruguayan should have stolen the points for Liverpool but his header was straight into the arms of a grateful Friedel.
Stewart Downing (On 73') - 6.5
Hardly made any impact when he was introduced and was hardly afforded the opportunity to run at the Spurs defence.
Brad Friedel - 7.5
The burly American was not severely tested but did make some vital blocks and saves especially in the second half as the Reds stepped up the pressure to nick all three points.
Kyle Walker - 7.5
The pacy right-back tried to run at Johnson on several occasions and although he was shackled, he continued to pour forward to support the Spurs attack and even ventured up front once, only to see his effort deflected away.
Michael Dawson - 8
Dawson was a rock at the back for Spurs and together with Ledley King, he shackled the Reds attack and made some vital challenges; none more so in the fifth minute when he prevented Andy Carroll from going through on goal with a superb last-ditch tackle.
Ledley King - 8
The Spurs skipper marshaled his back-four brilliantly and coped calmly with the increasing Liverpool pressure in the second half. His positioning was first class and he hardly allowed Carroll and Suarez to get the better of him.
Assou-Ekotto - 7
The Cameroonian could not join up with the Spurs attack as much as he would have liked but he was disciplined when defending and held his lines well. Was not really given a run-out by Bellamy nor Kuyt.
Jake Livermore - 7.5
The Spurs youngster displayed his precocious talents by teaming up effectively with Parker to shackle to Liverpool midfield and he never allowed the Reds a moment's peace with his constant closing down of players. Faded away slightly as the second half progressed but he never lacked in influence.
Scott Parker - 9
Parker was simply sensational as he covered every blade of grass in order to allow Spurs to gain a foothold in the encounter. Grew into the game as the match wore on and he valiantly battled with Spearing and Adam in order to control the central midfield. Parker is indispensable to the Spurs cause as the midfield anchorman.
Niko Kranjcar (Off 87') - 5.5
The midfielder had a poor game by his standards as he failed to make any headway in the first half before completely disappearing after the break. Contributed nothing to the Spurs attack and defence.
Luka Modric - 6.5
Another big-name player who disappointed. Modric was expected to pull the strings for Spurs but he was unable to dominate the match in his usual elegant style. Saw plenty of the ball but he failed to make the most of it.
Gareth Bale - 7.5
Unsurprisingly, Bale was Spurs' biggest threat against the Reds. The flying Welshman had several half chances but he really should have converted when he was through on goal but his effort was saved by Reina. Bale also went down easily under an Agger challenge and he was cautioned for simulation.
Emmanuel Adebayor (Off 71') - 6.5
The Togolese was snuffed out of the encounter by Agger and Skrtel and failed to fashion any chances for himself. No surprise when he was removed in the 71st minute.
Louis Saha (On 71') - 6
Hardly saw much of the ball following his appearance and was not provided with any service from the midfield.
Danny Rose (On 87') - 5.5
Simply brought on to add some defensive muscle and hardly touched the ball.