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Diaz And Matip Get 8 | Liverpool Players Rated In Comfortable Win Vs Brighton

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Abhinab Ghosh
A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

Liverpool locked horns with Brighton and Hove Albion at the American Express Community Stadium earlier this afternoon as they looked to secure a positive result on their travels. The Reds made a decent start to the game and got their noses ahead in the 19th minute courtesy of Luis Diaz’s brave header. The Merseyside outfit cruised to a 1-0 lead at the half-time break.

Mohamed Salah scored from the penalty spot in the 61st minute to make it 2-0 to Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp’s men controlled the game well and secured a solid 2-0 victory away from home.

Let’s take a look at how each Liverpool player performed during the match against the Seagulls.

GK: Alisson Becker – 7.5/10

The Brazilian keeper made a few decent saves during the game and secured an impressive clean sheet today.

RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold – 7/10

Alexander-Arnold played some decent long balls during the game.

CB: Joel Matip – 8/10

The Cameroonian talent kept a solid defensive shape at the back and picked up an assist for setting up Diaz’s opening goal.

CB: Virgil Van Dijk – 7.5/10

The Dutch centre-back was calm on the ball and managed to get the better of the Brighton attackers during the game.

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – MARCH 12: Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool is challenged by Steven Alzate of Brighton & Hove Albion during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Liverpool at American Express Community Stadium on March 12, 2022 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
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LB: Andrew Robertson – 7/10

Robertson was always looking to get forward and join in on the attack. However, there was no assist for him today.

CM: Jordan Henderson – 7/10

The English midfielder worked hard to make life tough for the opposition at the centre of the park.

CM: Fabinho – 6.5/10

He added some toughness to Liverpool’s midfield but offered very little in the final third.

CM: Naby Keita – 7/10

Keita secured possession back a few times for his team. He also earned a penalty in the second half which Salah scored to put the Reds 2-0 up on the scoreline.

RW: Mohamed Salah – 7.5/10

The Egypt international caused a lot of problems for the Brighton defenders. He was unfortunate to hit the crossbar but made up for his missed opportunity by converting his penalty after the hour mark.

ST: Sadio Mane – 7.5/10

He worked his socks off in the final third. Mane was always willing to run the channels and was a constant threat in front of the Seagulls goal.

LW: Luis Diaz – 8/10

Diaz showed a lot of courage to get his head to the ball and managed to find the back of the net in the process in the 19th minute. He retained possession really well in tight spaces and deserves credit for staying on for the whole 90 minutes.


ST: Diogo Jota – 6/10

He hardly got a sniff at goal.

CM: Thiago – 6.5/10

The Spaniard kept possession moving with conviction and fed one good ball to Diaz on the counter.

CM: James Milner – N/A

The veteran midfielder hardly had any time to make an impact.

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