Liverpool entertained Aston Villa at Anfield earlier today as they looked to secure a win at home in the Premier League. The Reds made a slow start to the game and conceded a penalty in the first half which Ollie Watkins ended up missing. However, Jacob Ramsey gave the Villans the lead in the 27th minute with a composed finish. Jurgen Klopp‘s men went into the half-time break 1-0 down on the scoreline.
Roberto Firmino came off the bench and scored the all-important equaliser for Liverpool in the 89th minute as the contest finished 1-1 with the two teams sharing the points.
Let’s take a look at how each Liverpool player performed during the clash against the Villans.
GK: Alisson Becker – 6.5/10
The Brazilian keeper made a couple of solid saves at the back but will be disappointed after conceding a goal midway through the first half.
RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold – 6.5/10
He was far from convincing when defending inside his half but passed the ball at times from midfield.
CB: Ibrahima Konate – 6/10
Konate gave away a cheap penalty in the first half which went unpunished. He came back and produced a dominant display in the second half.
CB: Virgil Van Dijk – 7/10
The Dutch talent earned the ball back twice and made a lot of important clearances at the back.
LB: Andrew Robertson – 6/10
Robertson was slow to react to the danger and struggled to be a threat in the opponent’s half.
CM: Curtis Jones – 6.5/10
He made two positive runs with the ball but lacked quality in the final third.
CM: Fabinho – 6.5/10
The Brazilian talent anchored the midfield well at times and made one key chance in the Aston Villa half.
CM: Jordan Henderson – 6/10
The Liverpool captain struggled to get into the flow of the game and was replaced in the 71st minute.
RW: Mohamed Salah – 7/10
Salah caused all sorts of problems for his marker and did well to pick up an assist for setting up Firmino’s later equaliser.
ST: Cody Gakpo – 7/10
He was strong on the ball and made some powerful runs in and around the opponent’s penalty box.
LW: Luis Diaz – 6.5/10
Diaz made one dangerous run with the ball on the left flank but was toothless in front of the opposition’s goal.
ST: Diogo Jota – 6/10
Jota was underwhelming in the final third.
CM: James Milner – 6/10
He added some experience to Klopp’s midfield.
LB: Kostas Tsimikas – 6.5/10
Tsimikas made one positive run with the ball.
ST: Roberto Firmino – 7.5/10
Firmino made an instant impact off the bench and scored the all-important equaliser which will go down as his last goal for Liverpool at Anfield.
CM: Harvey Elliott – N/A
He hardly had any time to influence the game.