Liverpool welcomed Union SG at Anfield earlier tonight as they looked to secure all three points at home in the UEFA Europa League. The Reds made a good start to the game and scored the opening goal in the 44th minute when Ryan Gravenberch tapped the ball in from close range. Jurgen Klopp‘s men went into the half-time break 1-0 up on the scoreline.
Diogo Jota ended up killing the game off in injury time when he scored with a tidy finish. The contest ended with the Merseyside giants earning a solid 2-0 win in front of their home fans.
Let’s take a look at how each Liverpool player performed during the clash against Union SG.
GK: Alisson Becker – 7/10
The Brazilian keeper made a couple of important saves at the back and earned a well-deserved clean sheet at Anfield.
RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold – 7.5/10
He performed his defensive duties well and was a threat going forward.
CB: Ibrahima Konate – 8/10
The French defender dealt with the danger when needed and was a good presence on the ball.
CB: Jarell Quansah – 7.5/10
Quansah was a rock at the back and did well to keep the opposition attackers frustrated throughout the 90 minutes.
LB: Kostas Tsimikas – 8/10
He did his fair share of defending and made two key chances in the final third.
CM: Harvey Elliott – 7/10
Elliott came back to defend when needed and made one decent chance in the opponent’s half.
CM: Wataru Endo – 6.5/10
He passed the ball well in the first half and was replaced at half-time.
CM: Ryan Gravenberch – 8/10
Gravenberch was a constant menace on the attacking end of the pitch and scored the opener with an easy finish in the 44th minute.
RW: Mohamed Salah – 6.5/10
Salah created two good chances for his teammates but lacked quality in front of the opponent’s goal.
ST: Darwin Nunez – 6/10
He wasted a glorious chance to find the back of the net in the first half. Nunez was substituted at the half-time interval.
LW: Diogo Jota – 7.5/10
Jota worked his socks off and managed to get his name on the scoresheet in injury time.
CM: Alexis Mac Allister – 6/10
He distributed the ball well at times but almost gave away a goal late in the game.
CM: Curtis Jones – 6.5/10
Jones retained possession well in the second half.
LW: Luis Diaz – 6.5/10
He added more pace to Klopp’s attack.
RB: Joe Gomez – 7/10
Gomez kept things solid at the back.
CM: Dominik Szoboszlai – 6/10
He had one wild strike at goal.