Liverpool locked horns with LASK at the Raiffeisen Arena earlier this evening as they looked to earn a win in the UEFA Europa League. The Reds made a slow start to the contest and conceded the opening goal in the 14th minute when Florian Flecker found the back of the net with a great strike. Jurgen Klopp‘s men struggled to net the equaliser and went into the half-time break 1-0 down on the scoreline.
Darwin Nunez equalised for Liverpool from the penalty spot in the 56th minute before Luis Diaz completed the turnaround with a decent finish just seven minutes later. Mohammed Salah killed the game off when he scored in the 88th minute as the contest finished 3-1 in favour of the Merseyside club.
Let’s take a look at how each Liverpool player performed during the clash against LASK.
GK: Caoimhín Kelleher – 6.5/10
Kelleher made a great save during the game and distributed the ball accurately from the back.
RB: Stefan Bajcetic – 6.5/10
He was a lively presence on the ball but was far from convincing at the back.
CB: Virgil Van Dijk – 7.5/10
The Dutch centre-back did his fair share of defending and was good on the ball as well.
CB: Ibrahima Konate – 7/10
The French defender made some important contributions inside his half and was replaced in the 81st minute.
LB: Kostas Tsimikas – 6.5/10
He gave a good account of himself on the defensive third of the pitch but lacked quality in the opponent’s half.
CM: Harvey Elliott – 6.5/10
Elliott caused a few headaches for the opposition but didn’t do enough to register a goal.
CM: Ryan Gravenberch – 7/10
The Dutch sensation made a handful of promising chances for others around him in the final third and has got an assist to show for his efforts.
CM: Wataru Endo – 6/10
Endo did his best to protect his backline and was replaced at the hour mark.
RW: Ben Doak – 6.5/10
The youngster made a few dangerous runs with the ball but never looked like he would score.
ST: Darwin Nunez – 8/10
Nunez was a constant menace in the final third and has got a goal and an assist to show for his efforts.
LW: Luis Diaz – 7.5/10
He caused a few problems for the LASK defenders and managed to give Liverpool the lead with a controlled finish in the second half.
RB: Joe Gomez – 6.5/10
He linked up play well in the LASK half.
CM: Dominik Szoboszlai – 6.5/10
He made one good chance in the final third.
CM: Alexis Mac Allister – 6.5/10
Mac Allister protected his backline well.
RW: Mohamed Salah – 8/10
Salah caused all sorts of chaos in the LASK half and managed to kill the contest off with a good goal in the 88th minute.
CB: Joel Matip – N/A