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Milner stars, Salah disappoints: Liverpool player ratings from 2-1 win over PSG

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Liverpool scored a stoppage-time winner against Paris Saint-Germain to cap off another fantastic night at Anfield.

The Reds were brilliant against PSG and raced into a 2-0 lead. Daniel Sturridge and James Milner scored for the home side before Thomas Meunier pulled one back for PSG.

Neymar and Kylian Mbappe barely threatened the Reds but the pair needed one chance to make us pay. The French attacker got his opportunity in the 83rd minute and made no mistake.

Liverpool could have given up and accepted a draw but Roberto Firmino had other ideas as he produced a brilliant shot to beat the PSG keeper in the 91st minute.

Cue jubilant scenes all around the park as the Reds beat one of the biggest sides in Europe and here are the player ratings from Anfield.

Alisson – 7/10

The Brazilian can’t be blamed for the goals and wasn’t tested much during the game.

Trent Alexander-Arnold

Trent Alexander-Arnold – 7/10

Trent didn’t have a lot of problems dealing with Neymar and Angel Di Maria. The Englishman also produced some quality crosses in the game.

Virgil van Dijk – 7.5/10

The Dutch defender reduced Edinson Cavani to a mere spectator in the game. Another commanding performance from Van Dijk, though he should have produced a stronger tackle prior to the second goal.

Joe Gomez – 7.5/10

Another quality performance from the youngster as he made a couple of important blocks and interceptions.

Andy Robertson – 8/10

The Scot provided a stunning cross for Sturridge’s opener and was handy at keeping Mbappe in check throughout the evening.

James Milner – 9/10

The former Manchester City man was incredible as he scored an important penalty and also made a brilliant tackle on Neymar which got the crowd going.

Jordan Henderson – 7.5//10

Hendo didn’t look off the pace, given his World Cup heroics, and the captain did everything right with his passing and tackling in the midfield.

Georginio Wijnaldum – 7/10

This wasn’t Gini’s best outing but we can cut him some slack after a fantastic start to the season. The Dutchman was a little slow but got us the penalty for Milner to convert.

Mohamed Salah – 6/10

Salah gave the ball away for Mbappe’s goal and even had an effort ruled out for a foul by Sturridge. The Egyptian wasn’t the best player on the night for us.

Daniel Sturridge – 7.5/10

The Englishman got a start and he made good use of it by scoring the opener. Sturridge did have a couple of chances to extend the lead but this was a decent performance.

Sadio Mane – 7/10

The former Saint did a pretty good job at the start of the game as we hammered PSG but slowly faded away in the second half.

Substitutes

Roberto Firmino – 8/10

One good eye? No problem. Firmino came up with the goods in injury time for the Reds.

Xherdan Shaqiri – 7/10

The Swiss was a late substitute but did pretty well at holding the ball

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Fabinho – N/A

Did not have enough time to do anything besides celebrate the win.

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“It’s gone great”, “Another one” – Some Liverpool fans curse luck with star player picking up injury

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Sadio Mane

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has sustained a broken thumb, according to reports (h/t Liverpool Echo).

The star was with the national side when the injury occurred during training, and the Liverpool Echo claims Mane would be assessed by the club once he returns to Melwood.

This is another injury that Jurgen Klopp has to deal with from the international break. Virgil van Dijk is still suffering from a rib problem while Mohamed Salah picked up a minor problem for Egypt.

The duo are expected to continue their treatment at Anfield, as per the report.

The 26-year-old Mane has four goals to his name this season, and it will be interesting to see if he plays against Huddersfield at the weekend. Liverpool are tied at the top of the table with Chelsea and Manchester City on 20 points.

Some Liverpool fans were cursing the international break for the number of injuries we picked up while a few believed this was good as Mane needed a rest.

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Liverpool interested in signing 27-year-old superstar from Napoli

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Lorenzo Insigne

Liverpool are interested in signing Napoli superstar Lorenzo Insigne, according to Rai Sport (h/t Metro).

The Italian scored a late winner for the Serie A club in our Champions League loss a couple of weeks ago. The report adds that Chelsea are keeping an eye on the 27-year-old too and would rival the Reds for any bid on the Italian.

The attacker is known to Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri during their time at Napoli. The report adds that any team looking to sign Insigne up would have to stump a huge fee since the player has four years left on his current deal.

The attacker has seven goals and an assist in all competitions for the Serie A side, so far, and helped them to second place in the league last season.

The report adds that Klopp wants more firepower for the Reds and Insigne could be the perfect fit at Anfield.

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Liverpool have Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane as quality wingers and added Xherdan Shaqiri in the summer. However, signing Insigne could make our attack one of the best in the world.

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The report adds it would be difficult for Insigne to switch clubs in the winter window and we would have to wait till the summer before we make a bid for the 27-year-old.

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“Fast becoming a legend” – Some fans laud Liverpool youngster’s performance in 3-2 win over Spain

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Joe Gomez

Joe Gomez put up another incredible perforce during the international break. The Liverpool youngster is a starter alongside Virgil van Dijk for the club and did a brilliant job in England’s 3-2 win over Spain.

The 21-year-old has started nine games for us in all competitions and Liverpool have only conceded three goals from eight Premier League games.

Gomez could grow even better with more games this season but the youngster was celebrating the England performance and put up an image of the team.

The Englishman should be in-line to start our game against Huddersfield at the weekend, and a number of fans showered praise on the 21-year-old for his 90 minutes against the Spanish.

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