Liverpool headed into the match against Burnley at Anfield with several records in their sight. With back to back matches, the manager had decided to give Trent Alexander-Arnold a break and put Neco Williams in his place. Skipper Henderson had been injured in the last game. He would be missing the remainder of the season, and thus Curtis Jones was called into the action.
The Reds started with some fireworks with them regularly breaching the Burnley defence, only for Pope to pull out some miraculous saves. However, finally, Robertson scored the first goal of the match for the Merseyside club with a brilliant header to give the lead to his side. Burnley, on the other hand, never lost hope and eventually came back to score an equaliser after the half time break. The match remained 1-1 with the spoils shared between the sides.
Liverpool Players Rated In Their Draw Against Burnley
Alisson Becker- 7
For a long period of the game, the Brazilian did not have anything to do. He even showed good awareness when Burnley occasionally tested him. However, he would be gutted to lose a clean-sheet against Burnley after conceding a goal.
Neco Williams- 7
The youngster started the match at the right-back and put in a decent performance at the back. However, his attacking output was minimal.
Joe Gomez- 6
The English defender’s performance can be called average at best as he made some clumsy challenges on the opposition attackers, which earned him a yellow card.
Virgil Van Dijk- 7
The Dutchman was not at his usual best as he made some inaccurate passes. The failure to organise the defence when Burnley scored the goal could be pinned upon him.
Andrew Robertson- 8
Scored the opening goal of the match with a brilliant header, but his influence diminished as the game progressed. In the second half, he failed to put in any vital crosses to help his team in the attack.
The midfielder picked out Robertson in the box with his accurate pass which led to the goal. Was solid at the centre of the pitch for the Reds.
Gini Wijnaldum- 5
Was the weak link in the midfield for Klopp’s men on the night. Did not contribute to anything remarkable at the attacking end, while missing a lot of passes at the back.
Curtis Jones- 7
With Henderson injured, the responsibility of providing the solidity at the middle of the field fell on Jones. Was not short of enthusiasm, but his productivity at the final third of the pitch was minimal.
Sadio Mane- 6
An off night for the forward as he failed to contribute anything significant during the entire length of the match. His usual pace and incisiveness were missing as he could not test the keeper even once.
Mohamed Salah- 5
For a player chasing the Golden Boot, the Egyptian was incredibly wasteful. Even at the end of the match, he had a remarkable chance to seal the win for his side, which he failed to take.
Roberto Firmino- 7
A relatively better night for the Brazilian as he hit the post once and played some decent one-twos with his teammates. Was a bit unfortunate to not have his name on the score-sheet.
Naby Keita- 6
Was brought in at the hour mark, but could not make a mark with his attacking output.
Trent Alexander-Arnold- 5
Was a rather disappointing introduction for the manager as the right-back failed to make the forward plunges that he is famous for.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain- NA
By the time he was brought in, the team had already lost the rhythm, and his presence did not help either.
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