Here we have with us the Liverpool Player Ratings during their dashing win against Newcastle United. The Reds took down the Magpies 3-1 at Anfield during their Premier League clash on Friday.
A brutally dominating performance took Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool back to 2nd place in the table, chasing Manchester City with a one-point difference.
The game had Newcastle open the scoring early in the game. Mistakes on both ends of the pitch by Thiago enabled and lined a beautiful goal for Jonjo Shelvey. However, that enjoyment was short-lived as Liverpool started their attacking dominance. A rather controversial goal by Diogo Jota was followed by a tap-in by Mohamed Salah to give the Reds a lead before halftime.
In the second half, the Merseyside outfits kept on pushing for a third but were unable to produce the desired outcome. The Magpies caught the opposition off guard on a few occasions but lacked the end product. Trent Alexander-Arnold’s late rocket broke the second-half deadlock, concluding the game 3-1.
Liverpool Player Ratings vs Newcastle United
Alisson Becker (GK) (6): Wasn’t tested much but conceded via a banger from Jonjo Shelvey.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (RB) (9.5): Man of the Match. Solid at attack as usual. Made a great goal-saving tackle. Scored a sensational goal in the 87th minute.
Joel Matip (CB) (7): Held his ground well and canceled out threats. Aerially dominant.
Ibrahima Konate (CB) (7.5): Made great challenges to keep the opposition at bay and filled on Van Dijk well.
Andrew Robertson (LB) (8): Perfect partnership with Mane on the left flank. Created chances and defended his lines well.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (CM) (6.5): Dribbled the ball but misplaced a few passes and seemed a little sloppy.
Jordan Henderson (CM) (7.5): Well composed and controlled the midfield well.
Thiago Alcantara (LCM) (6): A little sloppy and made bad challenges. Errors led to goals but created incredible chances.
Mohammed Salah (RW) (9): Consistent threat on the right-wing. Created a few chances. Scored in the 25th minute.
Sadio Mane (LW) (7): Caused all sorts of problems for the Newcastle defense. Created a few chances, unlucky to not bag a goal.
Diogo Jota (ST) (8): Scored the team’s opener/equalizer. Silent in the second half
Roberto Firmino (ST) (6): Did not do much to show for.
Naby Keita (CM) (6.5): Had a chance at goal and made some dangerous passes.
James Milner (CM) (5): Came on very late so had nothing to show for.
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