Man City v Liverpool | Player Ratings

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Shame that Premier League trophy isn’t going to be gold ey

Alisson – 6

Conceded two very good goals and did extremely well to prevent Aguero making it 3-1. Has had better nights passing the ball but wasn’t the only Liverpool player you could say that about.

Trent Alexander-Arnold – 6

On the flip side, Trent’s passing – especially to Robertson – was exceptional. It was that combination that set up the goal for Firmino. Defensively he was ok but found himself up against two City players at a time.

Lovren – 5

Wasn’t as much at fault for the first goal as people would have you believe. However, once the pressure was on at the end Lovren was the least cool player on the pitch and made a handful of mistakes.

Van Dijk – 7

Calmness personified, the big Dutch defender is the best in the world in his position and City knew that. Guardiola’s side found success down their left but on the right side struggled to create anything and a lot of that was down to Van Dijk.

Robertson – 7

Sterling found life very difficult up against Robertson, in a one on one situation the Scotsman came out on top every time. Got the assist for Firmino’s goal with a beautiful first time cross.

Henderson – 7

A good performance tonight from the captain, won a lot of personal battles and was always on his toes to intercept the ball.

Milner – 5 (Subbed off for Fabinho 57′)

Really disappointed in Milner tonight, the game completely passed him by and besides a few good touches here and there he didn’t offer much.

Gini- 5 (Subbed off for Sturridge 86′)

Never really got into the game, was shipped out to the left in order to accomodate the change in tactics before being subbed off late on for Sturridge.

Salah – 6 

Unable to influence the game in his usual way, somehow didnt get a touch on Stones’ clearance to make it 1-0 and only Ederson’s finger tips prevented the Egyptian from levelling the game late on.

Mane – 4 (Subbed off for Shaqiri 77′)

Really disappointing from Mane tonight, didn’t get on the ball and run at the defence enough to cause any problems. Rightly subbed off for Shaqiri with 15 to go.

Firmino – 8

Had to drop deep a lot to help the midfield battle, covered nearly every blade of grass for Liverpool and topped off his good performance with a goal.

Subs:

Fabinho- 6 (Subbed on for Milner 57′)

Helped change the game in Liverpool’s favour but that was down to the personnel just as much as it was the change in system. Won the ball back on multiple occasions should come back into the first team next game.

Shaqiri – 6 (Subbed on for Mane 77′)

Didn’t really impact the game all that much once he came on. Difficult situation to come into and towards the end just had to throw long diagonal balls into the box.

Sturridge – N/A

Last throw of the dice for Liverpool and was always going to be difficult to impace a match when only given 5 minutes.

So they were my ratings from Liverpool’s defeat away to Manchester City, do you agree/disagree with them? Let us know by tweeting us @TheRedmenTV

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