Liverpool cruised to a much needed 2-0 victory over RB Leipzig in the Champions League last-16 (first-leg) on Tuesday evening, courtesy of goals from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.
The victory ended a run of three straight defeats and put the Reds in pole position to advance to the quarter finals of the competition.
Here are how the Liverpool players rated…
Alisson – 8
The Brazilian has found himself under fire lately after a catalogue of errors in the Premier League. However, the ‘keeper showed his worth as he made a number of strong saves against the German side, most notably an assured stop when one-on-one against Christopher Nkunku early in the second-half.
Trent Alexander-Arnold – 7
A strong performance and a clean sheet will undoubtedly help the confident of Alexander-Arnold and his defensive teammates. The right-back made some good passes and looked solid in a a competitive match up with Leipzig’s Angelino on Liverpool’s right hand side.
Ozan Kabak -7
A solid enough game for his first European start for the club. A few good moments, making solid challenges when needed but also looked uncomfortable on the ball at times. Booked for the second game in a row for a rash challenge.
Jordan Henderson – 7
Looked his usual solid self, if slightly unnatural at centre-back. His midfield capabilities are easy to see as he played a number of good balls out from the back. Slightly slow to react on occasion and lacks the pace of natural centre-back options at the club.
Andy Robertson – 7
A strong performance defensively, although a little inaccurate with some passing. Almost scored a contender for goal of the season.
Gini Wijnaldum – 8
A strong performance from the ever-present in midfield. Relentless running on and off the ball relieved pressure from the back four and got the Reds out of trouble on more than one occasion.
Thiago Alcantara – 8
Arguably his best performance in a Liverpool shirt so far, the Spaniard controlled the tempo of the game and found space in between the defensive and midfield lines of the opposition.
Curtis Jones – 8
A man of the match performance from the local lad who looked extremely comfortable carrying the ball in tight spaces and opening up space to start attacking plays.
Mo Salah – 8
Wasted an early chance which could have been squared, but made up for it with his goal and looked dangerous all night.
Roberto Firmino – 7
The Brazilian was his usual hard-working and relentless self, leading the Reds’ press and combining well with Salah and Mane.
Sadio Mane – 8
Took his goal well to kill the game off and add vital second away goal. Also pressed relentlessly and forced mistakes from the Leipzig back line.