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Mane gets 8.5/10, Alisson 8/10 – Liverpool player ratings from 2-0 win vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

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Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers ratings: Liverpool player ratings

Liverpool held their end of the bargain as they beat Wolves 2-0 at Anfield, thanks to a Sadio Mane brace.

The Reds finished the campaign on 97 points and it was always going to be tough for Manchester City to drop points against Brighton. Mane opened the scoring in the 17th minute from a Trent Alexander-Arnold delivery and there were more cheers 10 minutes later when Glenn Murray gave Brighton the lead.

However, City scored immediately from the kick-off, with Sergio Aguero finding the back of the net and Aymeric Laporte made it 2-1 at the Amex before half-time.

City made it 3-1 via Riyad Mahrez before Ilkay Gundogan got the fourth to wrap up the title for Pep Guardiola’s side.

Mane got the final goal of our Premier League campaign as he ended up alongside Mohamed Salah as the top scorer for the Reds.

This still has been an incredible season for the Reds and we can finish on a high with the Champions League final on June 1 against Spurs.

Records were broken throughout the campaign for the Reds and there wasn’t much wrong done in the campaign.

Hopefully, there will be some title celebrations in a couple of weeks, and it will be interesting to see what our plans are for the upcoming season.

Liverpool player ratings

Alisson – 8/10

The Brazilian made some great saves in the second half to preserve his clean sheet and win the Golden Glove award.

Trent Alexander-Arnold – 7.5/10

Two assists for the Englishman as he racked up 12 assists in the Premier League as a right-back.

Virgil van Dijk – 8/10

The Dutchman was barely troubled the entire evening and will look forward to the Champions League final.

Joel Matip – 8/10

Matip was excellent at the back alongside Van Dijk and was our best defender on the night.

Andy Robertson – 6.5/10

Robertson was included in the game after his injury against Barcelona but the Scot was not at his best. Robbo was caught out of position a couple of times and was sloppy in possession.

Fabinho – 7/10

The Brazilian did a fine job in the midfield and wasn’t tested as much as he was against Barcelona.

Georginio Wijnaldum – 7/10

Wijnaldum put in a shift for the Reds but he too wasn’t as effective as he was against the Catalans.

Jordan Henderson – 7/10

The captain did his bit for the side but he just did not have the energy as he did in midweek. Hendo came out from the game unscathed and hopefully, he starts the Champions League final.

Mohamed Salah – 7/10

The Egyptian tried his best to get his 23rd goal of the season but to no avail. Now the forward must think of the Champions League final and lead us to glory.

Divock Origi – 6.5/10

Origi put in a decent shift before being subbed, and had one decent chance to score but saw his shot get deflected.

Sadio Mane – 8.5/10

Mane didn’t have to get out of second gear in this game but picked up a couple of goals to tie Salah and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the top scorers in the Premier League.

Substitutes

James Milner – 6/10

The Englishman came on and we changed the shape to a 4-4-2.

Joe Gomez – N/A

Came on late in the game.

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – N/A

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Klopp explains why he chose to leave out 30-year-old Liverpool star for Napoli clash

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Jurgen Klopp explains decision to leave out Dejan Lovren against Napoli

Dejan Lovren hasn’t played a single minute for us this season after being linked with an exit from Liverpool in the summer (h/t Express).

The Croatian has fallen down the pecking order since the rise of Joel Matip and Joe Gomez, and was even left out of the squad for the trip to Napoli.

Liverpool start the defence of their Champions League crown against the Italian giants but Lovren will not feature in the team.

Jurgen Klopp explained his decision to leave Lovren out of the team but suggested that this was a tactical move (h/t Express):

“As an example, Dejan Lovren is not in the squad and I have no explanation for that other than two centre halves on the bench is probably not necessary.”

Klopp also highlighted that Xherdan Shaqiri was brought in as he provides options for a few positions and adds to the creativity of the team.

Tough times for Lovren

The 30-year-old will have to fight for a place in the starting XI and that will not be easy given the form of Matip and Virgil van Dijk.

The pair has been excellent over the past nine months or so and has helped us to a great start in the Premier League.

Dejan Lovren and Mohamed Salah
Dejan Lovren and Mohamed Salah

It will be interesting to see if Lovren gets a few games in the domestic cup competitions.

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Liverpool have a couple of young guns in Sepp van den Berg and Ki-Jana Hoever, who could feature in the first-team.

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Jurgen Klopp clarifies agent’s comments regarding weather impacting his future at Liverpool

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Jurgen Klopp clarifies agent’s comments about weather impacting his future

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has clarified his agent’s comments regarding the English weather impacting his future at the club.

The German’s agent, Marc Kosicke, spoke to Sporx and claimed that the English weather would play a role in his time at Anfield.

However, Klopp clarified that his agent was only trying to make a joke about the weather (h/t Liverpool Echo):

“I think he wanted to make a joke! But now I have to be serious because I could make a lot of jokes about the weather, especially when I am sweating like crazy (in Napoli’s media room).”

The manager added that was just “German humour” and no one understood it. However, Klopp did suggest that the weather isn’t always the best in Liverpool:

“The weather in Liverpool is not always nice, especially in winter, but in March and September, it is nicer than you would imagine.

“I came in October 2015 and and you could sing a song ‘Don’t move to Liverpool in October’ and until March, for five months, it was not too cool and it was harsh.”

Klopp doesn’t mind the weather in England

The German did reveal that he spoke about the wind in a few games but says that this isn’t enough to see him leave the country.

Klopp also added that he was fine with the current weather in the country and he enjoys it:

“I am completely fine with the weather in Liverpool. It’s pretty much the opposite of this room right now! So I enjoy it quite often actually.”

The manager finished by saying that his agent was having a joke and no one actually got it.

Jurgen Klop lifts the Champions League trophy
Jurgen Klopp lifts the Champions League trophy

Klopp is contracted with the Reds until 2022 and has made us a force to be reckoned with.

Liverpool lead the Premier League by five points after just five games and are one of the favourites to win the Champions League this season.

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The Reds bagged their first trophy under Klopp last season, and there should be more silverware to come in the near future.

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Liverpool boost as key attacker is expected to be out for just two weeks – Klopp confirms

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Jurgen Klopp confirms Divock Origi is out for a couple of weeks

Divock Origi picked up an injury in our 3-1 win over Newcastle United and had to be replaced by Roberto Firmino.

The Belgian was taken off in the first half after hurting his ankle, and will not feature for Liverpool against Napoli.

Divock Origi
Divock Origi

The 24-year-old scored some important goals for us in the Champions League last season, and Jurgen Klopp provided an update on the striker (h/t Liverpool Echo):

“The update on Div is that it is not too serious.

“We expect him [to be out for] between one and two weeks, but it depends a little bit on when he can deal with the pain.

“It is nothing really; it’s a feeling, but it should be fine.”

Good news for Liverpool

The Belgian might not be on the same levels as our first-choice front three, but he is a decent player to have on the bench.

The former Lille striker is the back-up to Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, and this update from Klopp is a bit of a relief for us.

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool have some big games coming up after this week, with Leicester City, Tottenham and MK Dons (Carabao Cup) on the horizon.

Origi should feature in some of these games as we need to give a bit of a break to the likes of Mane, Firmino and Mohamed Salah.

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The trio has started the season in blistering form, and hopefully, they remain injury-free for the majority of the campaign.

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