Liverpool 1-1 West Brom: Player Ratings – Liverpool FC,
Liverpool’s final house sport of 2020 resulted in frustration as West Brom discovered a late equaliser to power a 1-1 draw, which means the Reds solely go three factors clear on the prime.
Liverpool 1-1 West Brom
Premier League, Anfield
December 27, 2020
Objectives: Mane 11′; Ajayi 81′
Alisson – 7 (out of 10)
May have swapped with any of these behind him within the Kop within the first half and no person would ever have recognized.
Second half, although, he got here up large with an enormous one-on-one save towards Karlan Grant.
Trent Alexander-Arnold – 5
A number of first rate crosses and overlapping runs. Despatched one free-kick vast and had a few points defending when the Baggies acquired ahead down his flank.
Relatively sloppy on the ball every now and then, a bit gradual to launch possession.
Brief nook within the last seconds. Not fairly Iago Aspas, however.
Joel Matip – 7
An help Zidane and De Bruyne would have been happy with. Received the ball again quite a few instances simply as West Brom thought they had been getting out of their very own penalty field, however no.
However, as has occurred too typically, pulled up with an harm shortly into the second half. Hopefully it’s not a protracted one but it surely’s now abundantly clear he can’t be relied upon.
Fabinho – 7
Just about acquired to play in his extra pure midfield within the first half. Not as a result of he was named there, however as a result of West Brom opted for a 7-3-0 formation, so he may as properly have joined in a little bit greater upfield.
Principally good with the defensive work after the break together with an enormous header from a harmful nook late on, however was overwhelmed within the air for the objective.
Andy Robertson – 7
No person runs as laborious or as a lot as this man. All the time on the overlap or the restoration run, at all times ok to make his personal area and produce cross, at all times tackling again, directing staff-mates and usually making life a distress for the opposition proper-winger.
Relentless, although normally one or two extra of his crosses would end in nice possibilities – didn’t fairly occur this time.
Jordan Henderson – 7
Numerous recycling passes, plenty of clipped crosses from the channel. All a bit straightforward, so all a bit passive – not his fault, only a consequence of the tempo of the sport whereas the Reds dominated.
Began to elevate the play a little bit within the final quarter-hour.
Curtis Jones – 7
Mountain of a participant. All the time eager to get transferring ahead, unafraid to tackle his man and made some good exchanges down the appropriate flank particularly.
Nonetheless issues to work on: twice he misplaced possession resulting in assaults, the second of which led to the equaliser off a nook. Huge lesson to take.
Gini Wijnaldum – 6
Appeared as if he spent a lot of the early sport getting out of the way in which of Henderson and Jones’ passes. Far more concerned after the break when West Brom had extra counters, extra runners from deep.
Mohamed Salah – 6
A bit quiet for lengthy spells on account of West Brom‘s again 15. Nonetheless discovered gaps at instances although to hyperlink play and get in a cross or two.
Ought to have scored with a second-half header, then did properly with a few fast dribbles infield in a while.
Roberto Firmino – 8 – Man of the match
Great first half stuffed with motion, nice lay-offs, block tackles on the sting of the West Brom penalty field and a few cheeky smiles.
Introduced out the backheels within the second half and was a basic menace all through, almost netting a final-minute winner with a header.
Sadio Mane – 7
He’s acquired higher chest-and-flip management than most gamers have with their dominant foot. What a objective.
Thereafter he was largely compelled to come back deep to become involved within the construct-up play and didn’t actually have one other sight of objective.
Rhys Williams (on for Matip, 58′) – 6
Tremendous on the ball however as soon as dropped deep when the remainder of the defence stepped up, then was overwhelmed by a protracted, excessive ball with tempo in behind.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (on for Jones, 81′) – 6
Bought the ultimate 10 and tried to get into the field as a lot as doable.
Divock Origi (on for Firmino, 89′) – n/a
No late heroics.
Subs not used: Kelleher, N Williams, Phillips, Milner, Minamino, Shaqiri
Jurgen Klopp – 8
Went together with his strongest line-up after the eight-day break and was rewarded with a quick begin.
Berated the ref after the 641st non-foul was given towards the Reds for no obvious cause and acquired a reserving for his fume.
Probably not something he did improper on this sport, however he’ll be fuming at his gamers for dropping the tempo a lot within the second half. Origi as an alternative of Minamino is likely to be a query, however there was solely a minute left.