Player ratings as Liverpool take a point from the Etihad

Player ratings as Liverpool take a point from the Etihad

The Liverpool fan-base were surprised by Jurgen Klopp as he went for both Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota against Manchester City, the jury remaining out on whether it was the right decision as the Reds drew 1-1 at the Etihad Stadium. Mohamed Salah's penalty got Klopp's men off to the perfect start after Sadio Mane was fouled by Kyle Walker, with Gabriel Jesus' equaliser proving to be the only other goal in the game as Kevin de Bruyne missed a …
Liverpool Player Ratings: Subs rally Reds past Hammers

Liverpool Player Ratings: Subs rally Reds past Hammers

Liverpool beat West Ham United 2-1 at Anfield, after coming from behind, with Diogo Jota scoring a late winner at the Kop End. Pablo Fornals put West Ham ahead early in the game with a neat strike that gave Alisson no chance in the Reds' goal. After plenty of huffing and puffing, the Reds were gifted a penalty late in the first half, when Arthur Masuaku fouled Mohamed Salah in the box. The Egyptian made no mistake with the penalty. …
Player Ratings as Liverpool Put the Blades to the Sword

Player Ratings as Liverpool Put the Blades to the Sword

Liverpool got back to winning ways in the Premier League after a reasonably solid 2-1 over Sheffield United at Anfield. The Reds went behind after more disgraceful officiating aided by VAR, but dug deep to come away with all three points. Alisson – 6 It was great to see our gloved Brazilian back between the sticks after a few weeks out. He didn’t have a whole lot to do, in truth. However, he did make one smart save to deny …
Everton 2-2 Liverpool: Player Ratings as VAR drama denies Reds a derby win

Everton 2-2 Liverpool: Player Ratings as VAR drama denies Reds a derby win

Liverpool drew 2-2 with Everton at Goodison Park, after a dramatic final few minutes, which saw Jordan Henderson's would-be winner cancelled out by VAR for offside. Sadio Mane gave the Reds an early lead, which was soon pegged back by Michael Keane. Mo Salah put the Reds back in front in the second half, but Dominic Calvert-Lewin brought Everton back level for a second time. Mané set up Henderson for what would have been the winner, but Liverpool were denied …
Crystal Palace 1-2 Liverpool - Player Ratings as Reds eke out yet another late win

Crystal Palace 1-2 Liverpool - Player Ratings as Reds eke out yet another late win

Liverpool kept their lead at the top of the Premier League intact, with a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. Sadio Mane opened the scoring for the Reds, only to be pegged back late by Wilfried Zaha. But the response from Jurgen Klopp's men was immediate with a Trent Alexander-Arnold corner causing pandemonium in the Palace box, for Roberto Firmino to tap in. Here's how each player fared. Alisson Becker - 6/10 No real big saves to make, …
Player Ratings as Liverpool Top the Toon

Player Ratings as Liverpool Top the Toon

A lovely, routine(ish) win for the Reds to start your weekend off. Slightly annoying that everyone's favourite FIFA 12 left-back decided to blam one in with his weak foot before we'd played 10 minutes, but at least it gave Steve Bruce something other than his evening Mixed Grill to be happy about. After that, Sadio does what he's done all year, Salah bags one too and Jurgen Klopp goes home a content man. Here's your ratings. Adrian keeps his cool …
Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal - Player Ratings as Reds stroll past Gunners

Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal - Player Ratings as Reds stroll past Gunners

Liverpool made it three wins out of three to start the Premier League season, with a superb 3-1 win at Anfield, on an evening when the Reds were dominant for large parts of the game. After a first half that Jurgen Klopp's side controlled, Joel Matip gave them the lead with a superb header off a Trent Alexander-Arnold corner. Mo Salah scored an early second-half brace to put the game beyond Arsenal, even as Lucas Torreira grabbed the Gunners a …
Liverpool 1-1 Manchester City - Observations as City nick Community Shield

Liverpool 1-1 Manchester City - Observations as City nick Community Shield

It was the stereotypical game of two halves at Wembley Stadium, as Liverpool came out second best after a penalty shootout, that saw 9 out of 10 penalties hit the back of the net. Unfortunately, Gini Wijnaldum was the unlucky one, and the Reds had to be content with what you could possibly call a moral victory, but I'm sure Jurgen Klopp and the players would've rather had the silverware to show for it. City took the lead after questionable …
Player Ratings as Liverpool Lose Community Shield on Penalties

Player Ratings as Liverpool Lose Community Shield on Penalties

Liverpool concluded their pre-season preparations with a penalty shootout defeat to reigning Premier League champions Manchester City in the Community Shield. After a poor first-half performance, the Reds looked by far the better team in the second and probably deserved to come away with the “trophy”. Liverpool fans should be optimistic about the season ahead after this one with many players yet to hit full fitness and Sadio Mane still to return. Alisson: 6 Unlucky with the Sterling goal. Had …
Player ratings as Reds oust Cottagers

Player ratings as Reds oust Cottagers

HAPPY PADDY’S DAY TROOPS. UP THE REDS. Alisson (6): I don’t know. Who do you blame? Liverpool won though soooo... arsed? Trent Arnold (6): His crossing is either the best in the league or the worst in the league and I’m completely on board with that until he’s 25. Can’t be dropped for the remaining league games.  Joel Matip (6): He’s doing an absolute 7/10 job and the moment and that’s reflected by getting at least 6/10 every week. Wish …
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