Liverpool vs Leeds United: Player Ratings
Goal Keepers and Defenders
Alisson Becker (GK) – 6/10
He regretfully made a mistake that led to Leeds’ disastrous first goal. But he didn’t allow it get to him. Instead, he made a big save to stop Jack Harrison. And he displayed excellent hand-eye coordination the entire game.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (RB) – 6.5/10
Alexander-Arnold did significantly better against Leeds. This is despite the fact that Brenden Aaronson’s shot off the crossbar was fortunate since he lost focus in the penalty area.
Joel Gomez (CB) – 4.5/10
Throughout, there was a lack of focus and bad decision-making. And you could feel the Anfield audience getting restless while Leeds gained confidence.
Virgil van Dijk (CB) – 6.5/10
Van Dijk was slightly better for the Reds but Gomez was having a nightmare next to him.
He kept his composure and avoided making commitments, letting very little frighten him. He was also a menace due to his aerial presence when attacking.
Andy Robertson (LB) – 8/10
Robertson was back to his best at Anfield during this time, producing explosive runs and excellent left footwork.
After a scuffle with Aaronson, he exhibited his snarky side and appeared to have more energy in his legs than he did earlier in the season before his injury.
Elliot (CM)- 5.5/10
Elliott struggled all night against the team he had that terrible injury against in the previous season.
He shown some class at times, especially one outstanding first touch when he intercepted a long pass out wide. But he occasionally turned the ball over in crucial situations.
Thiago (CM) – 7.5/10
The advantages at Anfield exceeded the disadvantages as Thiago returned to the starting lineup following an injury hiatus.
Although he hit several poor balls and was overly eager, the Spaniard was typically beautiful in possession and broke the lines with his vision.
Fabinho (CM) – 5.5/10
He formerly held a position of equal importance to everyone else. But he now appears to be a weak link. And his clumsy, leggy side once more shone against Leeds.
Roberto Firmino (CF) – 5.5/10
Firmino, who was put at the point of Liverpool’s midfield diamond, started out well but lost its effectiveness as the clock ran out.
showed excellent link-up play with Nunez for one opportunity, he pressed hard off the ball, and late on, Illan Meslier twice denied him.
Mohamed Salah (RF) – 7/10
The Egyptian King’s bold attempt was blocked in the first minute. But he didn’t have to wait long before burying a finish to tie the score.
Darwin Nunez (LF) – 6.5/10
In a two-man strikeforce with Salah, Nunez mixed in some good and awful plays against the Whites.
His inexperience was evident in his clumsy passes and missed opportunities. But he also put in a lot of effort away from the ball and sought to make things happen, coming close to scoring a spectacular curled goal.
Curtis Jones (CM)- 6/10
added some legs and drive, but lacked effort when in possession of the ball.
Jordan Henderson (CM)- 5/10
did more than Fabinho. But a last-second attempt that resembled Dejan Lovren was terrible.
Milner (RB) – 5/10
Why did he take Trent’s place? Jurgen Klopp made a strange choice.