Liverpool FC vs Newcastle: Player Ratings
Goal Keepers and Defenders
Alisson Becker (GK) – 6/10
Easily caught a Kieran Trippier free-kick in the first half and left his line a number of times. Isak’s opening move has no chance. After the break, he was hardly put to the test but did launch a few quick attacks.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (RB) – 4/10
Due to the fact that he mishandled his attempted cross-field ball and gave up the ball, he was partially responsible for Newcastle’s first goal. Not active enough attacking-wise. He had a bad night and was taken off in the 71st minute.
Joe Gomez (CB) – 6/10
When he ought to have crossed the ball, he shot in the first half in a respectable area. Isak was difficult to deal with at times. But you did well to neutralize Chris Wood’s physical menace. He won the first header from the corner that set up Carvalho’s winning shot.
Virgil van Dijk (CB) – 6.5/10
Initially out of position, but considering how the Newcastle onslaught broke, that was understandable. After the break, he was strong and made some nice passes.
Andrew Robertson (LB) – 5/10
got to the byline twice in the first session but was unable to identify a teammate. His set-piece performances were also lacking, as he had one weak shot in the second half. In the 71st minute, substituted.
Jordan Henderson (CM)- 4/10
Newcastle’s first goal was partially due to a half-clearance that gave the ball back to the visitors. sent a lovely pass over the top to set up an Elliott opportunity. worked diligently yet was unable to make a significant difference. In the 71st minute, substituted.
Elliot (CM) – 8/10
One of the most quality players in the first period. He was magnificent on the ball as Diaz’s big opportunity was being set up. Didn’t run nearly as much in the second half, and his goal-bound attempt that was stopped energised Liverpool, who equalised a minute later.
Fabinho (CM) – 5/10
fought to get going throughout the opening half. was caught trying to play offside for Isak’s opening goal and mistimed a header that gave Newcastle a dangerous free-kick, even if there was a case to be made that it wasn’t a foul. He was fortunate not to receive a booking in the second half for repeated fouls. And his evening was capped off by a final effort that was far off the mark.
Mohamed Salah (RW) – 6/10
In the first 45 minutes, unable to have any form of attacking effect. However, he created more issues after the break as he set up Firmino’s equalizer before almost giving Liverpool the lead with a brilliant pass to Diaz. After winning the corner through a direct run, Liverpool made the decisive point.
Luis Diaz (LW) – 7/10
Despite being the primary attacking danger for Liverpool in the first 45 minutes, he lost poise when he had a significant opportunity and ought to have kept his head up to find a teammate rather than shoot. kept working hard in the second half and came close to winning it thanks to a strong Trippier block.
Roberto Firmino (CF) – 7.5/10
During the first half, he got little to no service. But he used superb vision to sneak Diaz in. but when he did finally have a chance to shoot, he did so brilliantly.
Milner (CM) – 7/10
gave Liverpool much more of a release when Alexander-Arnold was switched to the right-back position.
The game-winning corner resulted.
Fabio Carvalho (CM) – 7/10
He was busy when he entered the game and missed his shot. But then he had a breakthrough that he will never forget.
Kostas Tsimikas (LB) – 6.5/10
Despite making a terrible try at a header from a Milner cross, he nevertheless assisted in securing the victory.