A late goal from Divock Origi sealed victory for Liverpool in a dramatic way, with the substitution of one of the two standout players for the Reds.
Wolves 0-1 Liverpool
Premier League, Molineux
December 4, 2021
Goal: Origi 90 + 4
Alisson – 7 (out of 10)
Not always convincing but made some interventions on a difficult day for the goalkeepers.
The wind was blowing strong and the ball was unpredictable, but he did enough to keep the wolf at the bay on every occasion he was called upon. Another clean sheet.
Trent Alexander-Arnold – 7 years old
Created a number of chances throughout the game, ending it with four vital passes, but failed to pick up an assist in this situation.
Takes a shot in the first half and sends Jota into the far corner of the goal.
Joel Matip – 7
Often bring the ball forward from behind, with mixed results, but sometimes this seems like it could be a way to break what is a stubborn one. the wolf defense.
Virgil van Dijk – 6 years old
There was a shaky moment defending against Traore early in the second half. Do not deal with the situation and give the wolf an opportunity they could not seize.
Was busy throughout but not his best.
Andy Robertson – 7
A cross for Salah should have led to the opening goal but the Egyptians were unable to withstand the pressure of Rayan Ait-Nouri.
There are some defenses to do, sometimes the last ditch but always there to intervene.
Fabinho – 6
Already have his full hands with the wolf when they break and are placed for a dash on Traore to prevent a counterattack.
It’s the kind of game where he can seem stretched at times, but another midfielder might not even be in such positions to make the difference.
Jordan Henderson – 6
Tried the first few passes through a defense that wasn’t as stellar and wasn’t as impressive as he has been in recent games – but the same can apply to most players in this game.
You might expect the captain to make more of a call over the Salah incident with Ait Nouri, but he’s been generally stable throughout.
Sometimes operated as a right winger, as has been the case lately.
Thiago – 7
Smart throughout, dictates the tempo and is heavily involved in everything Liverpool has done.
There was a lucky attempt saved by Sa. Also involved in some good defense, handling and interception work.
The Liverpool players only passed him when they were in trouble, and he always found a way out.
Probably the Reds’ best player of all 90…
Mohamed Salah – 7
Support the winner for Origi, continuing his journey of world-class assists and goals this season.
Couldn’t get a shot from Robertson’s dangerous cross to score, but was probably shoved in the leg when he dribbled because it looked like a touch. It could have been a penalty if the referee had known what he was doing.
There was another good chance late in the game, created by control and technique his teammate failed to capture, but his shot was saved by Sa with relative ease.
Diogo Jota – 4
The in-form striker had an early chance with a nasty header from the far corner that stretched for Alexander-Arnold but narrowly missed the post.
His linking play wasn’t the best and he missed the biggest chance of the game, possibly of the season, kicking the ball in. the wolf the defender in the middle of the goal when either side is an open goal.
From there, his head seemed to go and he was in the right place.
There seems to be a lack of composure throughout and will want to forget this performance with his old club and move on.
Sadio Mane – 5
Participated in an excellent pressing phase but did not show too much effort on the attack.
Then, when he finally got the service, he proved to be no more efficient than Jota.
His first touch of the ball has let him down on a few occasions and his decision-making and attacking abilities are generally poor.
Divock Origi (for Henderson, 68 ) – 9 – Man of the match
Did what everyone else on the field couldn’t and completed an opportunity. And it’s not the easiest of the game, plus it requires some work before the finish is done.
He received Salah’s pass from the right, controlled, turned, controlled the defender and finished convincingly with his left foot.
Another important, important goal for Liverpool to add to its collection!
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (in for Jota, 82 ) – N / A –
James Milner (in for Salah, 90 + 6 ) – N / A –
Jurgen Klopp – 8
The Liverpool boss benefits from the fact that his side have qualified from their top Champions League so can afford to rotate in the match against Milan three days later.
It means he can start the same XI as lined up against Everton midweek and plan to rest for Tuesday.
However, the XI struggled, but the introduction of Origi and the use of Oxlade-Chamberlain to replace Jota meant more confidence in attack and ultimately led to the goal.
He could have acted sooner, but in the end it was the perfect timing.
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