Player Ratings as Liverpool Dispatch Chelsea

Player Ratings as Liverpool Dispatch Chelsea

Liverpool move onto 6 points from the first 2 games of the 2020/21 Premier League season with a 2-0 win against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. A red card late in the first half made it a simple victory for the Reds but, in truth, we’d have gone on to win comfortably either way.

GOALKEEPER:

Alisson – 8

Saved a 74th minute Jorginho penalty and made a couple of smart stops, as well.

DEFENCE:

Trent Alexander-Arnold – 7

Had very little to do defensively but was always a threat going forward.

Fabinho – 9

Was playing out of position but looked as though he’d been playing centre back his entire career. A sensational defensive performance from the Brazilian.

Virgil Van Dijk – 7

Solid outing from the big Dutchman.

Andy Robertson – 6

A tad wasteful in attack but decent nonetheless.

MIDFIELD:

Jordan Henderson (Off at 45′) – 6

Played a great pass late on in the first half which led to the Christensen red card. Came off at half time with a knock.

Gini Wijnaldum – 6

Quite anonymous in the first 45 but was more involved in the second with a change of role.

Naby Keïta (Off at 64′) – 6

Quiet game for Naby but still a good performance.

ATTACK:

Mo Salah – 6

Always a threat but wasn’t at the electric level he was last week

Bobby Firmino – 6 (Off at 86′)

Another quite disappointing performance from Bobby. Was heavily involved in the opener, though, after a nice 1-2 with Salah.

Sadio Mané – 9

Vintage Sadio Mané. Aggressive, clinical, world-class. 2 goals for the Senegalese as well as getting Christensen sent-off. A sensational overall performance from our number 10.

SUBSTITUTIONS:

Thiago (On at 45′) – 6

Showed his class on the ball throughout the entire 45 mins he was on the pitch. Was adjudged to have fouled Werner to give away a penalty but it was a very poor decision from the officials.

Milner (On at 64′) – 6

Classic Milner game.

Minamino (On at 86′) – 6

Deserves a start in the league soon.