Premier League – Liverpool 1-1 Crystal Palace: Player Ratings

Liverpool vs Crystal Palace: Player Ratings

Liverpool are yet to find their winning route in their new campaign of the Premier League as it ends all square at Anfield against Crystal Palace, let’s have a look at the player ratings for the Reds.

Liverpool 1-1 Crystal Palace: Player Ratings

Goal Keepers and Defenders

Alisson Becker 6/10

The Brazilian will be upset not to keep a clean sheet, as he couldn’t do much about Wilfried Zaha’s opener for the Visitors. However, he made a brave block to deny Zaha a second.

The stopper was rarely troubled as he was a spectator for much of the night.

Trent Alexander Arnold – 7/10

The scouser Improved his performance after a poor game at Fulham. The 23-year-old barely put a foot wrong as some of his passing from the right-flank was eye pleasing and world-class.

After Nunez’s red card, Trent was seen operating in the midfield.

Nat Phillips – 5/10

It was a surprise to see Phillips starting at Anfield, with Matip and Konate injured and Gomez not ready to start.

The Englishman had a poor night, couldn’t cope with Zaha’s pressure, and let the Palace forward run for goal.

Later in the second half, he was replaced by Gomez.

Virgil Van Dijk -7/10

Much better performance by the Dutchman than last weekend’s trip to Fulham. But he is still miles apart from his level best.

Van Dijk controlled his 1v1 duels against the Palace forwards but the Dutchman was clearly wasn’t helped by his partner Phillips.

Andy Robertson – 6/10

The Scotsman struggled at times, as it was one of his quieter nights. Robertson lost possession 13 times as he was subbed after an hour mark.

Midfielders

Harvey Elliott – 8/10

The teenager was absolutely Liverpool’s best player of the night after he earned a deserved start.

The midfielder went close several times but unfortunately did not score one. Throughout the game, he possessed a great threat to Palace every time he had the ball at his feet.

Fabinho – 6/10

The Brazilian was at fault too, as he was left dead by Eze for Palace’s opener. A sluggish start by Fabinho to this campaign as he needs to his act together quickly as he looks a long way from his best.

James Milner – 5/10

The veteran’s good show at Fulham earned him a start at Anfield. But he was unable to offer much but as usual, puts in lots of effort but was missing the creative spark.

Besides, what is it with his new look? Anyways, the beard looks nice though.

Forwards

Mohamed Salah – 6/10

The winger was so close to a late winner, as it was clearly not his day in front of the goal. Salah was left frustrated by the stubborn Palace side as it was a quieter night for the Egyptian King as he hit the target just once.

After the unfortunate Nnez’s red card, the forward took the central role.

Darwin Nunez -2/10

The Uruguayan let everyone down for his unnecessary reaction when provoked by Anderson. The reaction earned him a straight red meaning he will be missing the next three Premier League games.

While he was on the pitch, he missed three glorious chances, as he was completely wasteful in front of the goal.

A disastrous home debut for Nunez.

Luis Diaz – 7/10

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A special player in the making under Klopp, no doubt about it. The winger scored a phenomenal goal and conjured a brilliant equalizer.

However, he did struggle in the first half, but in the second half he looked lively both on and off the ball and his goal transform the mood after Nunez’s red card.

Substitutes

Kostas Tsimikas – 5/10

The Greek international came on for Robertson but wasn’t impactful as Klopp would have liked.

Jordan Henderson – 6/10

The captain came for Milner and looked to inject energy in the midfield as the Reds’ pressed for the winner.

Joe Gomez – 6/10

The Englishman was a solid presence at the backline when introduced, as he brought calmness after replacing Phillips.

Fabio Carvalho – 6/10

Tried to make things happen, and almost won it with a volley in the last minute, but the strike was missing the target.

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