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Ox Gets 9, Morton With 8 | Liverpool Players Rated In Narrow Win Vs AC Milan

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Liverpool locked horns with AC Milan at San Siro earlier tonight as they looked to make it six wins out of six group stage matches in the UEFA Champions League. The Reds made a solid start to the game but conceded the opening goal in the 29th minute when Fikayo Tomori scored from point-blank range. However, Mohamed Salah equalised for the Merseyside outfit just seven minutes later with a tidy finish. Both sides went into the half-time interval with a 1-1 scoreline.

Divock Origi gave Liverpool the lead in the 55th minute with a good header from close range. Jurgen Klopp’s men defended their lead well and secured an impressive 2-1 win on their travels.

Let’s take a look at how each Liverpool player performed during the contest against AC Milan.

GK: Alisson Becker – 7/10

The Brazilian keeper made a couple of solid saves to limit the opposition to just one goal tonight.

RB: Neco Williams – 7.5/10

Williams didn’t put a foot wrong at the back and was always willing to charge forward and join in on the attack.

CB: Nathaniel Phillips – 7/10

The English defender bossed the game inside his half and performed well enough to stop the Milan attackers from scoring more than once during the game.

CB: Ibrahima Konate – 7.5/10

Konate was always there at the right place to mop up the danger. He completely neutralized the threat of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

MILAN, ITALY – DECEMBER 07: Divock Origi of Liverpool celebrates with Kostas Tsimikas and team mates after scoring their side’s second goal during the UEFA Champions League group B match between AC Milan and Liverpool FC at Giuseppe Meazza Stadium on December 07, 2021 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)
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LB: Konstantinos Tsimikas – 7/10

The Greek left-back was defensively solid and was full of energy down the left flank.

CM: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – 9/10

The English playmaker had one of the best games of his Liverpool career tonight. He ran the show for the Reds in midfield and made several encouraging runs with the ball going forward.

CM: Tyler Morton – 8/10

Morton showed a lot of maturity to help his team dominate the midfield battle. He was quite good on the ball and made life increasingly difficult for the opposition.

CM: Takumi Minamino – 6.5/10

The Japan international tried to make things happen but failed to find the cutting edge in the final third. However, he grew stronger in the latter stages of the game but there was no goal for him.

RW: Mohamed Salah – 8/10

Salah caused all kinds of problems for the Milan defenders and took his goal well in the 36th minute.

ST: Divock Origi – 7.5/10

The Belgian international once again got his name on the scoresheet with a great header. His hold-up play was also quite impressive during his time on the field.

LW: Sadio Mane – 7/10

The Senegalese winger was always trying to run in behind the opposition backline and played a major role in the lead-up to Origi’s goal.


CM: Naby Keita – 6.5/10

He made one good chance in the final third.

RB: Joe Gomez – 6/10

Gomez added some bite and steel to Jurgen Klopp’s defence.

CM: Fabinho – 6/10

He gave away some needless fouls but was a solid presence in Klopp’s midfield after coming off the bench.

RB: Conor Bradley – N/A

Bradley hardly had any time to make an impact.

ST: Max Woltman – N/A

He came on to run the clock down for the visitors.

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