Liverpool welcomed Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield earlier tonight as they focused on collecting maximum points at home in the Premier League. The Reds made a slow start to the game and were held to a scoreless draw at the half-time interval.
The Merseyside club finally managed to make the opening breakthrough in the 73rd minute when Virgil Van Dijk scored a solid header from close range. Mohamed Salah doubled Liverpool’s advantage just four minutes later as the Reds ended up securing an impressive 2-0 win in front of the Kop.
Let’s take a look at how each Liverpool player performed during the match against Wolves.
GK: Alisson Becker – 7/10
The Brazilian keeper had to make just one save in the game and secured an easy clean sheet tonight.
RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold – 7.5/10
He earned the ball back twice and was a real threat down the right flank.
CB: Ibrahima Konate – 7/10
Konate dealt with the danger when needed and made one encouraging run with the ball.
CB: Virgil Van Dijk – 8/10
The Dutch defender performed his defensive duties well and scored the all-important opener with a good header in the 73rd minute.
LB: Kostas Tsimikas – 8/10
He didn’t do much wrong at the back and had a few bright moments in the Wolves half. He picked up an assist for setting up Salah’s goal.
CM: Harvey Elliott – 7/10
Elliott worked hard at both ends of the field but failed to take any of his chances.
CM: Fabinho – 7/10
The Brazilian talent anchored the midfield with conviction but offered very little going forward.
CM: Stefan Bajcetic – 6.5/10
Bajcetic caught the eye at times and came back to defend when his teammates needed him. He was replaced in the 78th minute.
RW: Mohamed Salah – 7.5/10
The Egyptian winger made a couple of dangerous runs with the ball and scored Liverpool’s second goal with a good finish.
ST: Diogo Jota – 7/10
Jota was always willing to get on the ball and make things happen. He ended the game with an assist to his name.
LW: Darwin Nunez – 7/10
He made a quiet start to the game but came alive in the second half. Nunez completed some encouraging dribbles on the left wing and engineered some inviting chances for others around him.
ST: Cody Gakpo – 6/10
Gakpo offered very little after coming on as a substitute.
CM: Jordan Henderson – 6/10
He added some energy to Jurgen Klopp’s midfield.
ST: Roberto Firmino – N/A
He hardly had any time to make an impact.
RB: James Milner- N/A
Milner came on for the final few minutes of the contest.