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Liverpool v Manchester City – Player Ratings

Liverpool and Man City played out a epic 4-3 thriller at Anfield earlier today in probably the best game of the Premier League season so far. Let’s see how the players rated …

Karius 4

Committed the goalkeeping equivalent of a cardinal sin when he was beaten on his near post for Sane’s goal.

Gomez 7

Beaten too easily for City’s first goal, but all in all he did a lot of positive things in both attack and defence.

Matip 6

Kept Aguero relatively quiet, although he looked nervy as City pushed for a equaliser late on.

Lovren 5

Poor effort for City’s third and will almost certainly be the man to make way for new £75 million signing Van Dijk when the Dutchman is fully fit.

Robertson 8

Superb, his best performance in a Liverpool shirt. Won his personal battle with Raheem Sterling aswell as attacking and defending brilliantly.

Oxlade-Chamberlain 8

Another player who put in his best display in Red. Cracking finish for the opener and a nice pass to lay on Firmino’s goal.

Can 7

Put in a decent shift in the centre of the park.

Wijnaldum 8

Really good. Worked his socks off in midfield and got forward as much as possible.

Salah 8

His first touch and finish for his goal were that of a world class player.

Firmino 9 ( MOTM )

Took his goal brilliantly and pressed City defenders into mistakes all day long.

Mané 8

Cracking finish for his goal and his pace caused the visitors problems throughout.

Substitutes 

Milner 7

Did ok when brought on to replace Can in midfield.

Lallana N/A

No impact.

 

Klavan N/A

No impact.

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Manchester City

Ederson 6

A mixed bag. Made some tidy saves and impressed again with his distribution, but he was at fault for Salah’s goal.

Walker 7

Had a good battle with Mane, although he wasn’t able to effect the game in a attacking sense as much as he normally does.

Stones 5

Not great. Looks a little rusty after his return from injury.

Otamendi 5

Coughed up possession to Liverpool’s high press a few times, and looked nervy when put under pressure.

Delph 6

Went off injured early on.

De Bruyne 8

A couple of classy touches and passes. Kept pushing forward right until the end.

Fernandinho 6

Covered a lot of ground in midfield, but maybe not quite as composed a display as we have become used to from the Brazil international.

Gündogan 7

Put in a impressive display in midfield and took his late goal really well.

Sterling 5

Not the best of days for the England international. Lost his duel with Robertson and was given plenty of abuse from the home crowd all day.

Agüero 5

Very quiet, and missed a decent chance to equalise at the death.

Sané 7

Scored his sides’ first goal and looked dangerous throughout with the ball at his feet.

Substitutes

Bernardo Silva 7

Looked a threat going forward and slotted home nicely for City’s second goal.

Danilo 5

Struggled against the pace of Salah after his early introduction.