Liverpool 0-0 West Brom: Player Ratings

Liverpool 0-0 West Brom: Player Ratings

Liverpool recorded a 0-0 draw with West Brom at Anfield on Wednesday evening.

Jürgen Klopp named the “Fab Four” in his starting XI as Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino returned.

It wasn’t the best first-half performance from the Reds and they went into the break level, with little action of note.

It was a similar story in the second half too, though a disallowed goal was ruled out for Dominic Solanke.  Liverpool are neatly bookending the year to match the poor results in January, which Liverpool suffered last season.

Here are the player ratings for each of the Liverpool stars following their 0-0 draw…

Loris Karius – 7

The goalkeeper didn’t have too much to do but his distribution was fairly poor and appeared nervous in spots.  The crowd didn’t help matters as they showed no patience for the young keeper.

Trent Alexander-Arnold – 7

One of the brighter players as he looked to get on the front foot but again, was rarely tested in his own half.  Taken off for Gomez late.

Ragnar Klavan – 6

Not too much to trouble him but the back line didn’t look outstandingly composed at any point.

Dejan Lovren – 6

The final whistle blew without Liverpool allowing a goal, and that means that a full match went by without a glaring mistake by the mercurial centre-back.  Nothing outstanding from Lovren, but not much was asked either.

Andrew Robertson – 6

His delivery was lacking in accuracy yet again but he looked bright and energetic. Can still improve greatly.

Georginio Wijnaldum – 5

Wasn’t his usual composed self and he failed to dominate the midfield.  Chamberlain came on for him late as the manager searched for someone to provide impact from midfield.

Emre Can – 5

A poor game for his standards. Looked sloppy and wasn’t direct enough.  Performances like this will have supporters again questioning Can’s commitment to the cause as rumours of a move to Juventus continue to swirl.

Philippe Coutinho – 6

Failed to create much and looked a bit off pace but had a fairly average game.  Liverpool need better performances from their best player when critical points are on the line.

Mohamed Salah – 6

Still possessed a threat but struggled to get into the game.  His missed header was one of the chances Liverpool will be thinking about tonight.

Sadio Mané – 5

A poor game by his standards.  For the first time since he arrived on Merseyside questions are being asked about Mané.  He looks tired and his form has been costly for the Reds over the last two matches.

Roberto Firmino – 6

Was pressing as usual and chasing down play but like Salah, failed to have much impact.  Had chances in the first half, but like the rest of Liverpool’s strike-force, he was unable to convert.

Substitutes:

Dominic Solanke – 7

Scored the disallowed goal and looked bright when he came on but couldn’t impact the result.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – N/A

Came on later than he probably should have.  Brought energy to the pitch even if it was a bit chaotic.

Joe Gomez – N/A

A surprise sub for Trent, he would have added another assist to his season total if Solanke’s goal had counted.