Nottingham Forest vs Liverpool: Player Ratings
Goalkeepers and Defenders
Alisson Becker- 8.5/10
This season, Alisson has been excellent, and he had yet another amazing performance. It is quite concerning to think about where Liverpool might be this season without a goalie of his caliber.
With the exception of a few basic saves, he was a spectator for the majority of the first half and was helpless to stop Taiwo Awoniyi’s goal.
After making two more astute stops to maintain the score at 1-0, then produced one outstanding save late to deny Yates.
It tells everything about how terrible this team performed that the goalie was named man of the match in a loss to the club at the bottom of the standings.
James Milner- 5.5/10
Milner was selected over Trent Alexander-Arnold at the City Ground because of his recent outstanding performances.
The seasoned player once more performed admirably, delivering a fantastic long ball to Mohamed Salah early on and supplying a cross from which Virgil van Dijk ought to have scored. made a crucial block at 1-0 as well.
Joe Gomez- 3.5/10
After a strong run, Gomez remained at center back, but this was an abject failure on his part.
His sluggish approach was summed up by two poor missed passes just before halftime, and he constantly appeared vulnerable on the counterattack.
According to this evidence, he is unquestionably fourth choice. It was him getting robbed and getting booked that led to Forest’s opening goal from a free-kick.
Virgil Van Dijk- 5/10
Van Dijk had recently appeared to be at or near his best, but he fell well short today. Another one of those odd, careless backheel attempts to clear the goal occurred.
He also squandered the finest three opportunities for the Reds, one in the first half and two in the second. The latter was an uncontested header from a corner, which ought to be his specialty.
Andy Robertson- 5.5/10
After a midweek break, Robertson returned to the starting lineup, but he was incredibly passive offensively.
The Scot was competent defensively as usual, but he had a lot of trouble connecting with Fabio Carvalho and frequently played a deeper role.
This was a crucial afternoon for Fabinho in Nottingham since he appeared to be running miles behind against West Ham when he entered the game.
This was more forgettable material from the Brazilian, who was a far cry from the all-conquering midfield powerhouse we were accustomed to despite being reasonably neat and tidy in possession.
Curtis Jones- 6.5/10
Thiago’s last-minute absence prompted Klopp to act even though he was far from ready to start (and play 90 minutes). There is perhaps not enough cunning on display in midfield, and there is also a lack of dynamism off the ball.
However, considering his little playing time, it would be unfair to be very critical. Fair play to him in his first start of the season and in a role that was foreign to him; he traveled the greatest distance of any Liverpool player and played the whole 90 minutes.
Harvey Elliott- 7.5/10
Elliott, who made things happen and repeatedly broke down Forest’s defence, was by far Liverpool’s greatest outfield player.
It is nevertheless very heartening to see a teenager stand out so much for a team of the Reds’ prominence, even though he was the star of a terrible group.
Mohamed Salah- 5.5./10
Salah may have been looking at this game as a chance to keep up his scoring streak, but he cut a disgruntled, dejected figure.
The most the Egyptian could manage was a feeble attempt on goal despite receiving terrible service throughout and suffering a knock that appeared to be severe at one point.
Fabio Carvalho- 5.5/10
The teenager was once again trusted by Klopp since there weren’t many other choices, but like so many others, he flitted in and out of play when more was needed.
After a fantastic first touch, he came close to scoring but Dean Henderson saved him, and his impact decreased after that.
Roberto Firmino- 6/10
Although Firmino has been mainly outstanding this season, his performance in this game was somewhat subdued.
The Brazilian simply never got going at any time, overhitting passes, lacking legs, and eventually heading wide.
Trent Alexander-Arnold- 5.5/10
Henderson was put to the test by his header, and he showed the most creativity on the field.
Jordan Henderson- 5/10
Mainly kept things basic, but not enough when you require one or two goals.
It’s good to have him back, but the fact that he was even on the field demonstrates how thin the squad is.