Champions League- Rangers 1-7 Liverpool: Player Ratings
An exceptional performance by Liverpool as they pick up a massive 7-1 victory over Rangers. A major boost for the likes of Bobby Firminho, Mo Salah, and the rest of the locker room.
Rangers vs Liverpool FC: Player Ratings
Goal Keepers and Defenders
Alisson Becker (GK)- 7/10
Contrary to many others, Alisson’s form hasn’t been in doubt lately. And he was again reliable on Wednesday. The Brazilian’s handling and delivery were excellent throughout. However, he was unable to stop Scott Arfield’s well-taken first goal.
Joe Gomez (RB)- 7.5/10
Joe really showed he could be a perfect Alexander-Arnold alternative. Although the Englishman did some sloppy mishaps in defense, he quickly recovered. His performance was more than satisfactory. And that assist to Bobby was the cherry on top. Even Alexander-Arnold would have loved that.
Ibrahima Konate (CB)- 8/10
Konate got his first start of the year, coming off the sidelines just as Joel Matip developed a problem of his own. His ability to bite into challenges and use his strength brilliantly made him Liverpool’s outstanding defender throughout the game.
Virgil Van Dijk (CB)- 7.5/10
Van Dijk hasn’t been up to par this season by his lofty standards, but he was virtually untested against a weak home team. In true laid-back style, he disregarded the boos from the Rangers supporters and completed the task at hand without much effort. Although he was never completely immaculate, we sometimes judge him too severely.
Kostas Tsimikas (LB)- 6.5/10
Despite Andy Robertson rejoining the team, Tsimikas began once more, however his play was inconsistent. However, he did contribute to Roberto Firmino’s perfect corner-swinging equaliser with an assist. But he frequently missed the mark with his shots. Robbo may get the start on Sunday against the Sky Blues.
Fabinho (CM)- 6.5/10
Another player that started the game again was Fabinho, who Liverpool really needed to be at his fantastic best. However, after repeatedly missing runners while sprinting through treacle, he appeared to fall short of that. He was considerably better in the second half, though, when Liverpool’s talent shined through against a weaker opponent, as was the case for the majority of players.
Jordan Henderson (CM)- 6/10
Henderson is just one of many who has fallen far short of our expectations of him, and he was under a lot of pressure to deliver. He was erratic, entirely shutting down to enable Arfield score the game’s first goal, and lacking in cunning while in control. After the vacation, things improved significantly and he was much better.
Harvey Elliott (CM)- 8.5/10
Since the formation changed, Elliott’s playing time has decreased, but at Ibrox, he got the start and had a standout performance. The adolescent appeared to be sparking the game while playing out on the right, rushing with the ball and trying to make crucial passes. rounded off the scoring with his first European goal to cap off a strong evening. What a character! He truly does have a promising future.
Fabio Carvalho (CM)- 6.5/10
After deciding not to risk Diogo Jota, Jurgen Klopp shifted things up and gave Carvalho a rare start. He is still developing and is very young, so passing judgement that is too severe would be counterproductive. Despite playing for a losing team, he hasn’t yet demonstrated enough.
Roberto Firminho (ST)- 9.5/10
Given that he scored his seventh and eighth goals in as many games for Liverpool this season, you have to question where they would be without the 30-year-old right now. His whole performance was excellent as well, and his amazing rabona assist for Darwin Nunez was a standout. Now that Bobby has six Champions League braces, it’s nice to see his smile once more.
Darwin Nunez (CF)- 7.5/10
Nunez was the line leader as he attempts to establish some consistency in his Liverpool career, and it turned out to be a good night for him as he scored in back-to-back games for the Reds for the first time ever. Although his last pass occasionally failed him down, there was a lot of eager running and deft movement, and he took his goal superbly.
Mohamed Salah- 10/10
What a player! The Egyptian King breaks two records as he gets the fastest Champions League hat trick last night. He now have surpassed Didier Drogba and Sergio Aguero to have most goals in the Champions League for a Premier League player.
Andy Robertson- 7/10
More than anything, it’s great to have him back! Those are crucial minutes if he is to start against City on Sunday.
The Spanish Maestro was introduced to the pitch to control the game. However, the mad lad was looking to get booked!
Diogo Jota- 6.5/10
Was active and involved as the goals poured in, but he hadn’t scored since April and he squandered a clear-cut opportunity.
James Milner- 6/10
He was introduced for Konate. But barely visible since the Reds were busy attacking.