Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Elliott Gets 8, Firmino With 7.5 | Liverpool Players Rated In Last Gasp Win Vs Newcastle United

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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 welcomed Newcastle United at Anfield earlier tonight as they hoped to earn maximum points at home. The Reds made a slow start to the game and conceded the opening goal in the 38th minute when Alexander Isak scored with a clinical finish. The Merseyside club went into the half-time break 1-0 down on the scoreline.

Jurgen Klopp’s men equalised in the 61st minute when Roberto Firmino found the back of the net with a controlled finish. Liverpool pushed on in search of the winner and finally scored their second goal in injury-time when Fabio Carvalho scored a dramatic, last-gasp goal from close range. The contest ended with the Reds earning a wonderful 2-1 victory at Anfield.

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

GK: Alisson Becker – 6.5/10

The Brazilian keeper made one good save in the game but couldn’t do much about Alexander Isak’s finish in the first half.

RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold – 6.5/10

The English full-back played some decent crosses during the game but was guilty of throwing away possession a few times during his time on the field.

CB: Joe Gomez – 7/10

Gomez dealt with mostly everything that came his way and was good on the ball as well.

CB: Virgil Van Dijk – 6.5/10

Van Dijk was strong at the back and organised his backline well after conceding the opener in the 38th minute.

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Anfield

LB: Andrew Robertson – 6/10

Robertson was way below his usual standards today. He was still adventurous with his runs and got himself into some promising areas in the final third.

CM: Harvey Elliott – 8/10

The talented youngster was always willing to get on the ball and set up a few decent plays for others around him.

CM: Fabinho – 6/10

The Brazilian midfield ace gave away too many cheap fouls and didn’t have his shooting boots on from long range.

CM: Jordan Henderson – 6/10

The Liverpool captain slowed the tempo of the game at times. He ran out of gas and got replaced in the second half.

RW: Mohamed Salah – 7/10

Salah was always willing to run in behind the opponent’s backline but lacked the cutting edge in front of the Newcastle goal.

ST: Roberto Firmino – 7.5/10

He had a quiet game in the first half but popped up the all-important equaliser after the hour mark with a great finish.

LW: Luis Diaz – 7/10

Diaz caused all kinds of problems for Kieran Trippier but there was no goal for him today.

Substitutes:

CM: Fabio Carvalho – 7.5/10

He was Klopp’s super sub off the bench as he went on to score the winning goal in injure-time

RB: James Milner – 6/10

Milner struggled to retain possession of the ball down the right flank.

LB: Kostas Tsimikas – 6/10

Tsimikas showed some signs of promise but lacked quality in the final third.

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