Premier League – Leicester City 1-0 Liverpool: Player ratings

Leicester City vs Liverpool: Player Ratings

A poor performance in the final third led to a disappointing defeat for Liverpool against Leicester City, Let’s have a look at the player ratings.

At the end of the game Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and the Reds star centre back Virgil van Dijk were asked, did Leicester deserve to win the game and they both said “Yes”. This shows how poor Liverpool was in the finishing department.

Moreover, it was for the first time in 29 League matches, that Klopp’s men were unable to score. With this, Liverpool now are 6 points behind the leaders’ Manchester City in the league table.

Leicester City v Liverpool: Player ratings

Goalkeeper & Defenders

Alisson (GK) – 6/10

The Brazilian didn’t really had much to do on the night, except from stopping that one shot on target from Leicester, which he was unable to do so.

Meanwhile, on the offensive side, he was called for a set-piece corner to reminisce the memories of last year in the stoppage time. But unfortunately, the ball landed nowhere near to him and that sums up the day for Liverpool.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (RB) – 5/10

Couldn’t do much or create enough chances as he usually does. Thus, the Reds no. 66 falls short against Leicester’s jam-packed defense.

Moreover, on the defensive side, Trent was unable to keep up with Leicester City’s Ademola Lookman. And thus, it eventually resulted in Liverpool conceding a goal.

Joel Matip (CB) – 7/10

He showed glimpses of a Brazilian midfielder while spring in the midfield but at the end, he is a defender and thus could do enough to get past the defence of Leicester.

Meanwhile, defensively Joel did a great job to block Vardy’s shot at the other end although he was beaten when Lookman turned inside him for the goal.

Virgil van Dijk (CB) – 6/10

Decent in the initial half and did quite well to keep up with the pace of Vardy. However, in the later half, the Dutch international could have done more to stop Lockman from taking the shot.

Did strike the ball well n the opposition’s half but Schmeichel was there to make sure that The Foxes keeps a clean sheet.

Kostas Tsimikas (LB) – 6.5/10

Lacks the pace and threat that Robertson possesses in the opponent’s half. While he did pretty well in putting some decent crosses from the left flank.

Need to work on getting in good positions in the opposition’s box as Andy does. Apart from that, overall, it was a decent game for the 25-year-old.

Midfielder

Fabinho (CDM) – 6.5/10

The Brazilian was up to the mark when it comes to ball interception and defensive duties. The intensity to go forward was missing from him on the day.

Thus, he could have done a better job going forward and taking some risk which might have won Liverpool a reward.

Jordan Henderson (CM)– 4.5/10

The captain forgot his shooting boots at home as his volleys never looked like troubling the keeper.

Could have done much better in the attacking department and creating chances. Nothing much to offer from him on the night.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (CM) – 5/10

Delivered almost a pinch perfect ball to Henderson as it just passed away touching his hair. It could have also landed in the back of the Leicester nets but Kasper Schmeichel was on duty.

Apart from that, nothing to offer from him and hence he was eventually subbed off in the later half.

Forwards

Mohamed Salah (RW) – 5/10

Did well to win a Penalty early on in the game. However, he gave Schmeichel an easy one to stop. Moreover, the so-called world’s best at the moment couldn’t even tuck in the ball in an empty net from a rebound.

The Egyptian could not manage to get past Leicester’s defense and as a result, he ended the match goalless.

Diogo Jota (ST) – 6/10

The Portugues was unable to keep the headers on target. Overall a disappointing night for him as he couldn’t’ manage to find the pocket spaces which he usually is quite good at doing so.

Sadio Mane (LW) – 4.5/10

Struggling to get back to the form he reflected in the title-winning season.

He had the best chance in the game and he ended it by finishing in the worst way he could. Moreover, poor ball control and lack of finish touch made him look like one of the worst performers on the night.

Substitutes

Naby Keita – 6/10

In for Oxlade-Chamberlain in the 55th minute. However, he failed to make a real impact on the game. Although his passing accuracy was the best of any other Liverpool midfielder on the night (90%)

James Milner – 5.5/10

In for Fabinho in the 66th minute. The 35-year-old was much better than the skipper Henderson in the defensive aspects but he still lacked the guile to go forward.

Roberto Firmino – 5/10

In for Hendo in the 70th minute. The Brazilian couldn’t manage to display his skills and thus failed to make an impact on the game.

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