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Van Dijk and Mane get an 8.5 – Liverpool player ratings from emphatic 3-1 win over Bayern Munich



Bayern Munich vs Liverpool ratings: Liverpool player ratings

Liverpool produced their best away performance of the season at the Allianz Arena as they made it to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

The Reds came into the second leg after a 0-0 in the first one and knew scoring an away goal would be key to the tie.

Sadio Mane opened the scoring with a great turn and finish in the first half, but Joel Matip scored an own goal to give Bayern the equaliser.

The Reds still held onto the advantage due to the away goals rule and made it two with a fantastic Virgil van Dijk header from a James Milner corner.

Mohamed Salah then produced the pass of the night for Mane to head in, and we ran away 3-1 winners.

Liverpool were deserving winners from the clash, and here are the player ratings as the Reds marched on.

Liverpool player ratings

Alisson – 7/10

The Brazilian couldn’t do much to stop the goal he conceded and barring one brilliant cross from Serge Gnabry, he was barely troubled.

Trent Alexander-Arnold – 8/10

The English youngster did a great job down the right and kept Franck Ribery in check. However, some of his deliveries weren’t great.

Virgil van Dijk – 8.5/10

Created the first goal with a great pass to Mane, scored the all-important second and kept Robert Lewandowski in check for most of the game, another excellent night for Van Dijk.

Joel Matip – 7.5/10

Matip was unfortunate to score the own goal and had some trouble dealing with Lewandowski.

Andy Robertson – 7.5/10

The Scot was great all night with his running but he was caught out of position several times by Gnabry’s smart runs. Robbo also picked up a late booking and will miss the first leg of the quarter-finals.

Jordan Henderson – NA

The captain had to be subbed off early after an ankle problem.

Georginio Wijnaldum – 7/10

Wijnaldum did a decent job in the middle of the park. He had a better second half as the game opened up.

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James Milner – 7.5/10

Milner’s passing wasn’t always on point but he was an important presence in the midfield. It was his cross that led to Van Dijk scoring from a corner.

Mohamed Salah – 8/10

Salah slowly grew into the game and caused havoc in the second half. He should have scored a couple but set up Mane with an incredible cross late on.

Roberto Firmino – 7.5/10

Worked himself to the ground and was nibbling at the Bayern team throughout the game.

Sadio Mane – 8.5/10

Mane is the man in form and his first goal was brilliant. The Senegal star’s header was important in ending Bayern’s hopes of making it to the next round too.


Fabinho – 7.5/10

Came onto the pitch and shored things up but got booked.

Divock Origi – NA

Got a few minutes and gave some rest to Firmino.

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Adam Lallana – NA

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Klopp wants to keep experienced star at Liverpool despite interest from European giants



Liverpool FC transfer news: Jurgen Klopp does not want to lose Dejan Lovren in the summer

Calciomercato claims that AC Milan will find it difficult to sign Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren.

The Croatian defender recently returned to the Reds for pre-season training, and report claims that the Reds value Lovren at €25million.

The 30-year-old was not a regular starter for us last season due to injuries and the form shown by Joel Matip and Joe Gomez.

Dejan Lovren Mohamed Salah

However, the Croatian is one of the most experienced defenders in the Premier League, and the report adds that Jurgen Klopp admires Lovren’s leadership at the back.

The report claims that this is one reason why Klopp wants to keep Lovren in the team for as long as possible.

Liverpool won’t let Lovren go on the cheap

The report adds that Liverpool are looking to get the complete €25m for Lovren and are not willing to reduce his price.

Milan would have to match the valuation for Liverpool to even consider selling the Croatian (h/t Calciomercato).

The Reds have signed Sepp van den Berg, a young centre-back, in the summer, however, Klopp’s thought process regarding Lovren makes a lot of sense.

The Croatian hasn’t made any noises of wanting to leave and did a decent job in most of his games last season.

Signing a senior defender for the upcoming season would not be easy, and the Croatian has a great relationship with most of the Liverpool players, such as Mohamed Salah.

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Lovren’s experience is certainly great for a young Liverpool team, and it will be interesting to see what our actions are in the summer window.

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“I would say yes”: Klopp opens up on where Liverpool star’s future lies



Latest Liverpool transfer news: Klopp claims Mignolet’s future is with Reds

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed that Simon Mignolet would be staying despite the keeper being unsure about his playing time at the club (h/t Daily Mail).

Alisson was signed last summer, and the Brazilian has been excellent with the Reds.

The keeper won the Golden Glove in the Champions League and the Premier League, and won the Copa America this summer.

Simon Mignolet in action

Alisson was also the Man of the Match in our 2-0 win over Tottenham in the Champions League final.

However, Klopp was certain that Mignolet would stay, and praised his professionalism last season (h/t Daily Mail):

“Yes, (it’s) how I’ve heard.

“I’ve had a lot of conversations in the last couple of years, months – not weeks. Before we left (for the summer break) we had talk. I would say yes (he stays).”

Simon Mignolet
Simon Mignolet

Klopp added that the Reds need quality players in all positions, and that was the situation with our goalkeepers:

“At a club like Liverpool you need two number ones in the club and we have that with Ali and Simon.

“It’s a good situation for the club and a situation you should have and that’s why everything is fine from my point of view.”

Mignolet needs more games at Liverpool

The Belgian only played two games for the first-team last season, with those appearances coming in the domestic cups.

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Mignolet needs to play regularly as he is in the prime of his goalkeeping career, and the Reds should offer him the same next season.

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The Reds are in additional competitions this season, and it will be interesting to see how things develop with the Belgian.

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Liverpool turn to veteran keeper to solve current injury crisis



Liverpool FC transfer news: Reds move for Andy Lonergan to solve keeper issue

The Liverpool Echo reports that the Reds have moved for former Preston North End goalkeeper Andy Lonergan to solve their problems between the sticks.

The report claims that Jurgen Klopp has brought in the 35-year-old keeper who last played for Middlesbrough.

Lonergan is set to travel to the US for our tour of North America, according to the report, as Simon Mignolet is the only fit senior keeper Liverpool have.

Andy Lonergan

Alisson is away on a break after winning the Copa America while the Reds have seen two young keepers pick up injuries.

Caoimhin Kelleher is out with a wrist injury, Vitezslav Jaros injured his ankle ligaments while Kamil Grabara is yet to report for duty after his U21 Euro exploits with Poland.

Mignolet had to play almost the entirety of our pre-season friendly against Bradford with Dan Atherton being given a few minutes last night.

Lonergan not signing a deal with Liverpool

The report adds that the 35-year-old keeper will not sign a contract with Liverpool, and is unlikely to play in the US games.

Simon Mignolet in action

Liverpool play Sevilla, Borussia Dortmund and Sporting Lisbon in this part of the pre-season tour.

Lonergan is a well-travelled keeper, with stints at Rochdale, Leeds United, Bolton Wanderers and Wolves.

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Liverpool have won both of their pre-season games so far, and their first clash of the season is against Norwich on 9th August.

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