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Jota Gets 8.5, Robertson With 8 | Liverpool Players Rated In Hard-Fought Win Vs Nottingham Forest

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Abhinab Ghosh
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Liverpool welcomed Nottingham Forest at Anfield earlier today as they hoped to earn a good result at home in the Premier League. The Reds made a dominant start to the game but were held to a scoreless draw at the half-time break.

The match opened up in the second half as Liverpool grabbed the lead in the 47th minute via Diogo Jota’s goal. However, the visitors responded courtesy of Neco Williams’ deflected effort just four minutes later. Jota scored again in the 55th minute but Nottingham responded positively when Morgan Gibbs-White scored with a great finish. Mohamed Salah ended up netting the winning goal for Liverpool in the 70th minute as the contest finished 3-2 in favour of Jurgen Klopp‘smen.

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

GK: Alisson Becker – 6.5/10

The Brazilian keeper made a few good saves at the back but won’t be pleased after conceding twice in the second half.

RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold – 7.5/10

He didn’t do much wrong at the back and had a lively game in the Nottingham half. He has got an assist to show for his efforts.

CB: Ibrahima Konate – 6.5/10

Konate won his fair share of aerial duels but was far from convincing at the back.

CB: Virgil Van Dijk – 6.5/10

He did his fair share of defending but lacked quality at times when defending his penalty area.

Liverpool’s Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah (L) celebrates with Liverpool’s English defender Trent Alexander-Arnold (C) after scoring their third goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on April 22, 2023. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

LB: Andrew Robertson – 8/10

Robertson was full of energy and running on the left flank and ended the game with an assist to his name.

CM: Jordan Henderson – 6.5/10

He got stuck in with some solid tackles and had a good game going forward.

CM: Fabinho – 7/10

Fabinho anchored the midfield well and has got an assist to show for his efforts.

CM: Curtis Jones – 6.5/10

He kept the ball moving really well in the opponent’s half but failed to threaten the Nottingham goal.

RW: Mohamed Salah – 7.5/10

He was a constant menace in the final third and managed to get his name on the scoresheet with a great finish in the 70th minute.

ST: Cody Gakpo – 7/10

Gakpo linked up play well with others around him but failed to register a goal.

LW: Diogo Jota – 8.5/10

The Portugal international caused all sorts of problems inside the Nottingham penalty box and scored two fine goals in the second half.


CM: Thiago Alcantara – 6/10

He retained possession well at the centre of the park.

ST: Darwin Nunez – 6/10

His pace caused a few problems for the opposition defenders.

LW: Luis Diaz – 6/10

Diaz made one decent run with the ball.

CM: James Milner – 6/10

Milner added some energy to Liverpool’s midfield.

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