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Mane gets 8.5, Lallana gets 8 – Liverpool player ratings from 4-2 win over Burnley

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Liverpool vs Burnley ratings: Liverpool player ratings

Liverpool had to survive some scary moments as they defeated Burnley 4-2 at Anfield. The Reds knew that they had to win in order to keep the pressure on Manchester City and got off to the worst start.

Ashley Westwood scored directly from a corner but it should have been disallowed after as Alisson was fouled.

Liverpool didn’t waste a lot of time and scored via Roberto Firmino. Sadio Mane made it 2-1 before Firmino scored the third goal in the second half.

It seemed set to end 3-1 in our favour but Burnley scored in the dying minutes of the game. However, Mane made it comfortable once again with the fourth of the game.

The Reds needed the win ahead of their clash against Bayern Munich, and here are the player ratings for the home team.

Liverpool player ratings

Alisson – 7/10

The Brazilian was booked for his remonstrations regarding the first goal and could have done better to stop the second from going in.

Trent Alexander-Arnold – 6/10

The Englishman had to be subbed off with a slight problem, and his deliveries weren’t great either.

Joel Matip – 7/10

Did a decent job at the back but he gave away the poor corner which led to us conceding the first goal.

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Virgil van Dijk – 7/10

This wasn’t as great a performance as it was against Everton but the Dutch defender had a decent game.

Andy Robertson – 7.5/10

The Scot gave some great deliveries into the box and the left-back also linked up well with the attack.

Fabinho – 7.5/10

The Brazilian did a decent job in the midfield and had some important interceptions too. Was booked after stopping a Burnley attack.

Georginio Wijnaldum – 6/10

The midfielder didn’t have a great game but had a lot of running to do for the Reds.

Adam Lallana

Adam Lallana against Burnley

Adam Lallana – 8/10

The old Lallana was back in the team. The Englishman was running about and putting in challenges. One such led to the second goal for us, and he had some great moments in the attack too.

Mohamed Salah – 8/10

Salah didn’t score but he created two goals and on another day, he probably would have found the back of the net.

Sadio Mane – 8.5/10

The most dangerous player for the Reds. He scored an important second goal and could have done more had it not been for misplaced passes with Salah.

Roberto Firmino – 8/10

The Brazilian was at the right place at the right time to score both goals, and his hard work will be important against Bayern.

Substitutes

Jordan Henderson – 5/10

Slotted in as the right-back once Trent Alexander-Arnold was substituted.

Naby Keita – NA

Came on for a few minutes.

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Daniel Sturridge – NA

Got an assist after coming on.

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World-class Liverpool target set to move away from La Liga club in the summer

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Latest Liverpool transfer news: James Rodriguez could be on his way to the Premier League

Sky Sports Germany (h/t Mirror) reports that James Rodriguez will not extend his stay with Bayern Munich and wants a new club in the summer.

The 27-year-old joined the Bavarians on a two-year loan deal in 2017 from Real Madrid, and the report claims that the Colombian has struggled to settle at the Bundesliga club.

Rodriguez has put up some great performances for the Bavarians this season and scored 7 goals in the Bundesliga.

Bayern had the choice of signing the Colombian permanently for £37million, but the report claims that Rodriguez isn’t interested in staying at the club.

The report adds that the 27-year-old will meet with agent Jorge Mendes and discuss his future move, and he isn’t interested in staying at Real Madrid too. Zinedine Zidane is back at the club, and he doesn’t see Rodriguez in his plans, according to the report.

Liverpool interested in Rodriguez

The report claims that Liverpool are interested in the Colombian but so are a couple of other Premier League sides.

Manchester United and Arsenal are also keeping tabs on the 27-year-old, and the report claims that Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain are also interested in Rodriguez.

James Rodriguez

James Rodriguez

Liverpool already have a fantastic first-team under Jurgen Klopp but could do with another attacking midfielder in the side.

Rodriguez’s time at Bayern has been average, to say the least, and there is no surety if he will fit into the scheme of things at Anfield.

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The Reds play a high-energy game under Klopp and it will be interesting to see who we sign once the season is complete.

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Boost for the Reds as Klopp provides positive news over two Liverpool stars returning to fitness

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Latest Liverpool news: Jurgen Klopp provides a positive update on two Liverpool players

Jurgen Klopp provided some positive news regarding Roberto Firmino’s return to the first-team.

The Brazilian missed our last three games and is working to regain fitness ahead of the Champions League final against Tottenham.

The forward is at our training camp at Marbella, and Klopp claimed that the Brazilian still needs to be looked after (h/t LiverpoolFC.com):

“Bobby looks really good [and] he is now part of training. It was not too long out, but of course we are still careful and want to make sure nothing happens.”

The manager added that Firmino had played in some of the smaller games with the rest of the players and it was “the first step to play football.”

“Today he was in around about 70 per cent of the session. Tomorrow he will probably be in completely, we will see, then hopefully it will be fine.”

More good news for Liverpool

Firmino returning to fitness for the final would be a huge boost to our attack.

The Brazilian has a great relationship with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, and the trio could cause Tottenham all sorts of problems.

Klopp also spoke about another injured player as Naby Keita is making a return from an abductor injury sustained against Barcelona at the Nou Camp:

“Naby is, I would say, a bit ahead of schedule, but that doesn’t mean anything for the final.”

The German added that the player is running and doing some work, and spoke about Keita possibly playing in the Africa Cup of Nations in the summer.

“For me, it would be good if Naby would be 100 per cent fit and could play the Africa Cup of Nations, to be 100 per cent honest.”

However, Klopp confirmed that Keita would not be playing in the tournament if he wasn’t completely fit, and claimed that the medical staff would work to get the Guinea midfielder back to his best.

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Liverpool have just over a week before the final and hopefully, we have Firmino ready to go against Spurs at the Wanda Metropolitano.

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Promising Liverpool starlet to sign new deal and join Scottish giants on loan

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Liverpool FC transfer news: Sheyi Ojo close to joining Steven Gerrard at Rangers

The Daily Star reports that 21-year-old winger Sheyi Ojo will sign a new five-year deal with Liverpool and then be on the move.

The English youngster was on loan at Reims last season but only made three starts for the Ligue 1 side. Ojo did play 18 games in all competitions for the French side, but most of them came off the bench.

The report claims that Ojo will be joining Rangers after signing a new deal with the Reds. Gers manager Steven Gerrard used his connections to sign a couple of players from Liverpool last season.

Ryan Kent was a success at the club, and the report claims that Gerrard is looking to keep the Englishman for another season.

However, Kent is expected to move to another club, and the report claims that Ojo would be his replacement for the Scottish giants.

Ojo needs to play regular football

The report claims that Ojo is highly rated at Anfield, and it should not come as a surprise if he is loaned out for another season.

The English winger will find it difficult to get regular minutes under Jurgen Klopp next season. Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane could do with some competition, however, Ojo hasn’t proven his ability in a top league yet.

It will be interesting to track his development next season and see if he performs better than Kent at Rangers.

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The Reds are blessed with young attacking talent at the moment, with Harry Wilson also shining at Derby County this season.

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