Here we have with us the Liverpool Player Ratings during their outstanding Merseyside Derby win against Everton. The Reds took down the Toffees 4-1 at Goodison Park during their Premier League clash on Thursday.
A brutally dominating performance took Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool back to 3rd place in the table, chasing Chelsea and Manchester City. All three teams are in contention to emerge victorious this season, with the Blues currently sitting at the top.
The game had Liverpool open the scoring early in the game. A simple ball from Andrew Robertson was beautifully placed in by Jordan Henderson. Some minutes later, a searching ball by the goal scorer was put past GK Jordan Pickford by Mohamed Salah. A few minutes before half-time, Demarai Gray scored and gave some hopes to the Toffees for a comeback.
In the second half, a big error by Everton skipper Seamus Coleman allowed Salah to run away with the ball and score the 3rd with Coleman having no chance of catching him. A cheeky maneuver by Diogo Jota enabled the Portuguese to score a rocket past the Toffees’ GK to conclude the game 4-1.
Liverpool Player Ratings vs Everton
Alisson Becker (GK) (6): Just made one save in the game and conceded to Demarai Gray.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (RB) (7): Not much attacking input like the usual, but defensively solid.
Joel Matip (CB) (7): Held his ground well and cancelled out threats by Richarlison.
Virgil van Dijk (CB) (7.5): Leader at the back. Dealt with dangers well and organized the backline.
Andrew Robertson (LB) (8.5): Troubled the Toffees’ right side. Assisted Henderson’s opener. Another late assist for Jota.
Jordan Henderson (9) (CM): Well composed and opened the scoring. Bagged one assist to Salah.
Fabinho (7.5) (CM): Great interceptions and prevented counter attacks.
Thiago Alcantara (LCM) (6.5): A little sloppy and made bad challenges, but connected with the midfield well.
Mohammed Salah (RW) (10): Man of the Match. Scored 2 goals and completed brace with two excellent runs.
Sadio Mane (LW) (7): Dribbled the ball well but quite wasteful with poor finishing.
Diogo Jota (ST) (8): Silent in the first half. Scored an impressive goal in the second half.
James Milner (6) (CM): Made good interceptions and tackles. Strengthened midfield.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (5) (CM): Did not do much to show for.
Takumi Minamino (ST) (4): Came on very late hence no impact on the game.
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