Here we have with us the Liverpool Player Ratings in their impressive win against Porto. One of the tightest game of the week as Liverpool took down Porto 2-0 at Anfield in their Champions League clash on Wednesday.
A rather close win was enough to seal the victory for the Reds. With 15 pts, Jurgen Klopp’s side are sitting top of the table without losing a single game and have already qualified for the next round.
The chances in the first half were 50-50. The Merseyside outfit were struggling a bit in defense with defender Ibrahima Konate making unnecessary fouls. However, the Porto players could not capitalize on the chances laid out to them and only managed to get close.
The Reds had a bright start in the second half after a phenomenal strike from Thiago Alcantara who brought the lead. The Portuguese side struggled to cope up with the English side’s dominance and conceded another by none other than Mohamed Salah.
Liverpool Player Ratings vs Porto
Alisson Becker (GK) (6.5): Tested just once. Clean sheet locked. Made one error which could have proved costly.
Neco Williams (RB) (7.5): Went up the right flank. Cleared his lines well.
Joel Matip (CB) (7.5): Leader at the back. Commanded the backline well in Virgil Van Dijk’s absence.
Ibrahima Konate (CB) (6.5): A little sloppy. Great presence to deal with. Made unnecessary fouls and got booked.
Konstantinos Tsimikas (LB) (7): Played higher up the pitch but quite wasteful in the end. Oscillated well to help out defence.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (RCM) (7): Dribbled the ball well whenever he got the chance. Good pressing to disturb the opposition’s lines.
Tyler Morton (CDM) (8): Solid in the middle of the pitch. Made good clearances. Felt like an established player
Thiago Alcantara (LCM) (9.5): Man of the Match. Pin point passing throughout the game and kept the ball well. Scored the opener with a majestic strike from long range.
Mohammed Salah (RW) (8): He had high energy running down the right flank. He scored in the 70th minute.
Sadio Mane (LW) (7.5): Quite unlucky with a disallowed goal, he dribbled and held the ball well to trouble Porto defense.
Takumi Minamino (ST) (7): Good pressing. He was often caught offside. Goal disallowed due to same.
Jordan Henderson (7) (CM): Well composed and managed midfield well. Assist for Salah.
Andrew Robertson (7) (LB): Energetic oscillation as usual.
Fabinho (6.5) (CM): Strengthened midfield.
Divock Origi (6) (LW): Troublesome and made a few good runs.
James Milner (6) (CM): Made good interceptions and tackles.
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