Anfield assessment

Last updated : 15 January 2006 By Editor

The midfield performance "Apart from the goal, Liverpool’s approach caused us no problems. We did well, we’d kept the crowd quiet, we’d proved our midfield is as good as theirs and we had the feeling that this could be our day, because we had such a strong team out. It was not to be."

Robbie Keane’s missed effort "You would have expected him to score that one."

Paul Stalteri’s sending off "Firstly, Kewell's touch was bad and I don't think he would have got onto the ball and secondly, Lee was sprinting over as well, so there was another player there."

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez added: "Spurs are a very, very good team. While they kept the ball, we created the chances."