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Liverpool Player Ratings for an imposing win over Southampton| Jota rated 9.5

Liverpool, Six Sports

Here we have with us the Liverpool Player Ratings in their scintillating win against Southampton. The Reds took down Southampton 4-0 at Anfield during their Premier League clash on last Saturday.

A brutally dominating performance took Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool to 2nd in the table, 1 point above Manchester City and 1 point behind Chelsea. However, both the teams have a game in hand and could change the standings.

The game had Liverpool open the scoring early in the game. A sweet ball from Andrew Robertson was closely tapped in by Diogo Jota. Later, a beautiful play by Jordan Henderson allowed Mohamed Salah to cross the ball in for Jota, who tucked in to score his brace.

A few minutes before half time, a poor clearance by the Saints allowed Thiago Alcantara to dribble the ball cheekily and put it in the net to make it 3-0 for Liverpool. The last goal of the match came via Virgil van Dijk. A corner delivered by Trent Alexander-Arnold was rocketed in by the unmarked Dutchman. The team’s Centre-back bagged his first goal of the season to conclude the game 4-0.

Liverpool Player Ratings vs Southampton

Alisson Becker (GK) (8.5): Made great saves from distance and one-on-ones. Clean sheet locked.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (RB) (7.5): Delivered dangerous crosses as usual. Assisted Van Dijk.

Ibrahima Konate (CB) (6.5): A little sloppy. Still needs to step up his game to fit in the Liverpool side.

Virgil van Dijk (CB) (8.5): Leader at the back. Made great blocks and interceptions. Scored in the 52nd minute.

Andrew Robertson (LB) (9): Troubled the Saints’ right side. Assisted Jota’s opener. Created 2 more big chances, unlucky to get more assists.

Jordan Henderson (7) (CM): Well composed and managed the midfield well. A little loose than usual.

Fabinho (7.5) (CM): Great interceptions and prevented counter attacks.

Thiago Alcantara (LCM) (8): Great close control along with efficient passing. Scored in the 37th minute.

Mohammed Salah (RW) (7.5): Well marked hence did not get many chances. Managed to provide easy assist for Jota.

Sadio Mane (LW) (7.5): Menace for Livramento and Soton’s right flank. Quite unlucky with a disallowed goal

Diogo Jota (ST) (9.5): Man of the Match. Scored 2 goals and linked up well with the midfield. Missed a few easy chances to get his hattrick.

Substitutes:

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (6) (CM): Energetic and got few chances to shoot.

James Milner (6) (CM): Made good interceptions and tackles.

Takumi Minamino (ST) (5): Came on very late. Didn’t get to do much.

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