PLAYER RATINGS: Virgil van Dijk stars but Michel Vorm struggles

Liverpool extended their winning start to five games with victory over Tottenham in Saturday's early kick-off.
Georginio Wijnaldum headed Liverpool into the lead in the first half and Roberto Firmino converted from close range early in the second. Erik Lamela pulled a goal back in stoppage time but it was too late for the hosts.
Sportsmail's ADAM CRAFTON assesses how each player fared at Wembley. 
Michel Vorm - 4 - Two mistakes for the Liverpool goals. Spurs need a more reliable understudy for the injured Hugo Lloris.
Kieran Trippier - 5.5 - Didn't threaten in the usual way going forward and hands were full as he toiled against Mane.
Toby Alderweireld - 6 - A couple of last-ditch interventions but Spurs defence never looked at ease against Liverpool movement.
Jan Vertonghen - 5.5 - Inadvertently teed up Firmino's goal but will feel over-exposed by midfield.
Danny Rose - 6.5 - Looks sharper than for some time and actually handled Salah quite comfortably.
Eric Dier - 5.5 - Stray pass in first half gifted Salah a sight of goal and struggled to control Liverpool's midfield runners.
Mousa Dembele - 5 - Belgian is on the wane and influence continues to diminish on the big occasions.
Harry Winks - 6 - First start since February and he was the tidiest of the Spurs midfield trio. Promising return.
Lucas Moura - 6.5 - Spurs' biggest threat clipped the post after a devastating dribble but too often carrying a lone fight.
Christian Eriksen - 5.5 - Usual creative spark was missing as Liverpool cut off the supply lines to Tottenham's playmaker.
Harry Kane - 5.5 - No clear chances and continues to look short of his potent best at the start of this season.
Erik Lamela (for Dembele, 60) - 6 - Prodded and probed and came close with a low effort that drifted wide and then took his late goal superbly.
Son Heung-Min (for Winks, 73) - 6 - Warm welcome on his return and Pochettino will want him back in the team against inter Milan.
Victor Wanyama (for Dier, 82) - His arrival came too late to make a real impact.
Alisson - 6.5 - Resisted temptation for any Cruyff turns and was an imposing presence for Liverpool. Barely a save to make.
Trent Alexander-Arnold - 6.5 - Troubled by Moura in the second-half but attacked with poise and energy.
Joe Gomez - 7 - Continues to grow in authority and confidence. Developing a terrific partnership alongside Van Dijk.
Virgil van Dijk - 8 - The most important signing Liverpool have made for a very long time. Transformed the team from pretenders to contenders.
Andrew Robertson - 7 - Never puts a foot wrong and his drive provides great balance down the Liverpool left.
Georginio Wijnaldum - 7 - Opened the scoring with his first Premier League away goal, after 55 shots on the road since joining English football.
James Milner - 7 - Typical Milner performance. Diligent and responsible without the ball and incisive when in possession.
Naby Keita - 7 - Another sharp display in central midfield and the sense is he still has much more to give. Should have scored on the counter in second-half.
Mohamed Salah - 6.5 - Denied by Vorm in first-half and was not at his sparkling best. He was, however, diligent going the other way in a commanding Liverpool display.
Roberto Firmino - 7.5 - Brazilian sets the tone with his pressing and deserved the goal that sealed Liverpool's victory.
Sadio Mane - 7 - Rather wasteful in the final third but his pace terrified the Tottenham defence and ensured home side were always on the back foot.
Jordan Henderson (for Firmino, 74) - 6 - Will have been disappointed not to start and came on to help Liverpool over the line late on.
Daniel Sturridge (for Keita, 83) - N/A
Joel Matip (for Alexander-Arnold, 90) - N/A

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