Liverpool 2-0 Porto: Player Ranking – Liverpool FC
Liverpool passed their fifth group game Champions League, with the goal scorer Thiago standout performer in a comfortable 2-0 win over Porto.
Liverpool 2-0 Porto
Champions League (5), Anfield
November 24, 2021
Goal: Thiago 52 , Salah 70
Alisson – 7 (out of 10)
Captain for the night, and it was a quiet night for the goalkeeper.
Thanh a wrong pass in the second half, it was a simple performance from Alisson.
Neco Williams – 7
In just the second start of the campaign and his first against the top-level opposition, Williams had the daunting task ahead of him against his senior Luis Diaz.
However, after a couple of early bursts from the Porto winger, the Welshman had nothing to worry about, and he was able to show his energy and urgency in attacking. labour.
Ibrahima Konate – 6
Unlucky to be booked in the first half but played heavy in the early stages as he returned to one side after three unused games, in his first game with Joel Matip.
In time, he calmed himself and there were some other worries for him ahead of a limp Porto attack.
Joel Matip – 7
The senior figure in defence, there were concerns about Matip’s communication during the half-time break, although he personally performed strongly.
Like Konate, once the match is settled, he can almost move on autopilot.
Kostas Tsimikas – 6
It didn’t look like he was sleeping much and starting out like that, but the left-back improved as the game progressed.
His overlapping runs are useful, for the most part giving Sadio Mane space, though he was quiet for most of the night like Andy Robertson Returning may not be the best time.
Tyler Morton – 7
“No one plays number 6 like Fabinho, ” Jurgen Klopp talk about him Champions League who debuted before the game, “so why should he?”
That’s not just a message to Morton but to those watching, with the 19-year-old’s performance in just his second game for the club never being matched by a defensive midfielder. the best in the world.
He didn’t let the weight of the opportunity affect him, and it was his stunning long-range pass that created the uncertainty that allowed. Mo Salah make it 2-0.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – 7
Having his fourth game in a row for the first time since 2018 – and his second longest since joining the club – Oxlade-Chamberlain looks set to benefit from this consistency.
He was sharp and neat, using the ball well, although he often struggled to create favorable conditions in the final third.
Thiago – 8 (Man of the Match)
What a hit. You will never find a ball on target sweeter than that.
Even before that ridiculous moment, Thiago was Liverpool’s best player; he passed well, he lined up neatly next to Morton and could come on with an assist if the offside flag doesn’t rule out Mane.
And no, Xavi. Even if Barcelona can buy him, you still don’t have him.
Mohamed Salah – 7
Klopp may not need to warm up Salah, but if he doesn’t, there’s bound to be a knock on his office door the next day.
Liverpool’s No 11 wants to start every game, and although he seemed to take most of the night against Porto as training, he came on with a superb goal that made it 2-0.
Sadio Mane – 6
With his rib problems and the availability of Divock Origi It was a surprise to see Mane start, but the decision was largely vindicated until VAR deemed his first-half goal to have come from an offside position.
Mane managed to finish the game, and fortunately he made it through 71 minutes without injury.
Takumi Minamino – 6
It was a big opportunity for Minamino, in the role of number nine between two of Liverpool’s number one choice wingers, but it was also understandable for him to get his feet back.
Having done that, the 26-year-old has grown increasingly influential, with his movements particularly impressive, although Klopp will want him to impose himself more.
Jordan Henderson (on for Thiago, 63′) – 7 – Rush in immediately, have a smart dribble to support Salah.
Andy Robertson (in for Tsimikas, 63 ) – 6 – Looks eager to impress when he turns around. Wonder why?
Divock Origi (in for Salah, 71′) – 6 – Thought he won a penalty, but was outside the box. Show readiness on the left flank.
Fabinho (in for Mane, 71 ) – 6 – Not a bad role model to walk with young Tyler.
James Milner (enter for Oxlade-Chamberlain, 82) – 6 – Back after a month out, booked. Obviously didn’t like that trip to Milan.
Registration is not used: Adrian, Kelleher, Van Dijk, Phillips, Alexander-Arnold, Jota
Jurgen Klopp – 8
Klopp was given up to some extent with team selection, but was strong enough to keep the perfect record and claim £2m in bonus money.
His faith in Morton, the club’s youngest Champions League starting from Trent Alexander-Arnold, shined as the teenager played the full 90 minutes and his participation was secured.
The call to start by both Salah and Mane has almost certainly been spurred by sports scientists at Kirkby, with Origi only recently returning from illness and Diogo Jota not completely suitable.
He has been able to reintroduce all three of Robertson, Henderson and Milner following injury, which enhances his picks for a busy month ahead.
Hopefully no injury issues will arise in the days following this game. If not, the job is done.
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