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Liverpool player ratings vs Benfica

Liverpool Benfica, Six Sports

Liverpool took on Benfica at Anfield in the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final. The match ended in a draw with both teams scoring thrice. Liverpool ended up winning the tie 6-4. Here are the Liverpool player ratings.

Starting XI

Allison – Allison didn’t face many shots except the ones that ended up going in. Made a lot of good passes and also made some terrible ones. An average game.

Player Rating: 6

Joe Gomez – Assisted a great cross for Jota to score. Made a great shot which got saved by the goalkeeper. Was an amazing stand-in for Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Player Rating: 7

Ibrahima Konate – Scored his second goal in the tie with a header from a corner. Was good all game but kept Munez onside for the goal.

Player Rating: 7

Joel Matip – Was good defensively by making tackles and interceptions. However, failed to execute the offside traps costing his team 2 goals.

Player Rating: 7

Kostas Tsimikas – Made a great assist from a corner for Konate’s goal. Also assisted Firmino for the second goal from a free-kick. And rightly adjudged man of the match.

Player Rating: 8

Jordan Henderson – Kept the quiet midfield ticking by making a couple of great passes in the first half.

Player Rating: 6

James Milner – Was a bit unlucky as he caused the second goal for Benfica as his tackle caused the ball to rebound and fall at Goncalo Ramos who went on and scored.

Player Rating: 6

Naby Keita – Made a couple of long shots which produced no output. Had a better first half than the second half.

Player Rating: 7

Diogo JotaDio”GOAL” Jota is becoming a household at Liverpool. Starting to offer Liverpool more than his goal contributions.

Player Rating: 6

Roberto Firmino – Scored twice in the game and was instrumental for the Liverpool attack.

Player Rating: 8

Luiz Dias – Was a constant threat for Benfica throughout the game and took forward the attack well.

Player Rating: 7

Subs

Mohamed SalahSalah‘s only job was to push the tired legs of the Benfica defenders, something he did very well.

Player Rating: 6

Fabinho – Was at his usual best. Would have been better with more time yet good nonetheless.

Player Rating: 6

Thiago – Took control of the midfield after he was substituted. Made a couple of good passes.

Player Rating: 6

Sadio Mane – Tried to play Salah in but lost possession more often than not.

Player Rating: 6

Divock Origi

Player Rating: N/A

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