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Van Dijk and Firmino get 9s – Liverpool player ratings from best to worst in 3-0 win over Burnley



Burnley vs Liverpool ratings: Liverpool player ratings

Liverpool made it 13 straight Premier League wins, a club record after they defeated Burnley 3-0 on Saturday.

The Reds continued their winning streak from last season and kept their twopoint lead over Manchester City at the top of the table.

Liverpool have won all four of their Premier League games this season and will head off to the international break in high spirits.

Jurgen Klopp put out a strong XI with Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross going into the net in the first half.

Roberto Firmino was handed possession in the Burnley half and he slid Sadio Mane in to make it 2-0 before half-time.

Firmino then got the third late in the game to wrap up the points in a thoroughly mature performance.

Virgil van Dijk was excellent at the back again while Adrian was great too, and here are the player ratings from the clash.

Liverpool player ratings

Adrian – 8/10

No mistakes from the Spaniard this time. Adrian was equal to all efforts from the Burnley attack, and he looked great with his feet too.

Trent Alexander-Arnold – 8/10

Trent was a little lucky with his cross going in, and it was given as an own-goal, however, the Englishman was great in both attack and defence for the Reds.

Joel Matip – 8/10

Matip put up another great showing for the Reds as he had to deal with the likes of Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes.

Virgil van Dijk – 9/10

Van Dijk seemed to be at the end of every cross that Burnley put into the box. The Dutch defender was supreme in keeping the opposition away and was excellent throughout the game.

Andy Robertson – 8/10

Robbo might not be getting a lot of assists this season but he was great down the left and kept things ticking.

Fabinho – 8/10

The Brazilian disrupted the Burnley attack several times as he tackled well and won possession for us.

Georginio Wijnaldum – 7.5/10

Wijnaldum did his regular shift in the midfield as he kept possession well and linked up with the attack too.

Jordan Henderson – 8/10

The captain did a great job in controlling the midfield but he also supported Trent on the right and pumped in a few crosses. He also had one great chip for Mohamed Salah but the Egyptian was unlucky not to score.

Mohamed Salah – 8/10

Salah didn’t score but looked great as he hit the post early on. The Egyptian needs to pass the ball sometimes to the open man, but our front three were incredible against the Clarets.

Roberto Firmino – 9/10

Firmino was the pressing machine once again as he got a deserved goal in the second half. The Brazilian created the goal for Mane too and was excellent throughout the game.

Sadio Mane – 8.5/10

Mane was visibly upset after being subbed as Salah made a couple of poor decisions, but the Senegal star was a threat all afternoon and took his chance really well in the first half.


Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – 7/10

Replaced Hendo later on and did a decent job in the minutes he got.

Xherdan Shaqiri – NA

Shaq didn’t have a lot of time to impress.

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Divock Origi – NA

Origi also picked up a few minutes right at the end.

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Boost for Liverpool as Bundesliga manager open to selling this star striker



Timo Werner

Julian Nagelsmann claims RB Leipzig could sell Timo Werner

Liverpool have been handed a boost in their chase for RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner.

The 23-year-old has been linked with the Reds (h/t Liverpool Echo) and has been in great form this season.

The German has 15 goals and four assists in all competitions for Leipzig this season. Werner is also a regular for the national side and scored in their recent win over Estonia too.

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Timo Werner is a regular for the German national team (Image credit: Getty)

Leipzig’s manager Julian Nagelsmann was speaking to Bild and claimed Werner could be sold if the German became bigger than the club (h/t Liverpool Echo):

“I’ve already advised many players to take off their wedding ring with their current club to move somewhere else.

“I’d do the same with Timo Werner if he were developing faster than the team at RB Leipzig.”

Werner’s release clause

The 23-year-old signed a new deal with Leipzig in the summer, however, that includes a £25million release clause (h/t Liverpool Echo).

Werner is capable of playing across the front-line and it will be interesting to see how things develop for him in the coming months.

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Timo Werner joined Leipzig from Stuttgart (Image credit: Bongarts)

Bayern Munich are also keen on landing the 23-year-old (h/t Liverpool Echo) and the Bavarians are struggling this season.

Leipzig are placed extremely well to qualify for the next round of the Champions League and lie second in the Bundesliga, ahead of Bayern.

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Werner scored 16 Bundesliga goals in the previous season and should go past that mark if he keeps his scoring rate up.

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Liverpool interested in Bundesliga star who could leave for £100m in the summer



Jadon Sancho

Liverpool interested in Jadon Sancho as Dortmund star expected to leave in summer

Liverpool are the latest club to highlight their firm interest in Jadon Sancho, according to the Daily Mail.

The 19-year-old has been excellent for Dortmund since joining from Manchester City but has faced some tough times recently.

Manager Lucien Favre has reprimanded Sancho recently and subbed him after 36 minutes against Bayern Munich (h/t Daily Mail).

Jadon Sancho
Jadon Sancho joined Borussia Dortmund from Manchester City (Image credit: Getty)

The English winger has also been criticised by Michael Zorc, the sporting director, and is contemplating his future at the Bundesliga club (h/t Daily Mail).

Manchester United and PSG are interested in the England international but Liverpool and Barcelona are also keen on landing him (h/t Daily Mail).

Dortmund want big money for Sancho

The winger has a lot of potential to develop further, and Dortmund would not allow him to leave on the cheap.

The report adds that Dortmund are planning for his exit and want more than £100m for the winger.

Sancho has scored three goals and provided five assists this season for the Bundesliga side. The England star has also featured in Euro 2020 qualifiers and has a couple of strikes to his name.

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Harvey Elliott joined Liverpool from Fulham (Image credit: Getty)

It will be interesting to see if Liverpool make a big move in the next summer window.

This summer was quiet with two young players and two veteran keepers joining. However, we kept hold of all our stars and have started this Premier League season well.

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The Reds lie eight points clear of the chasing pack and are nine ahead of defending champions Manchester City.

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Liverpool star pictured with ankle in protective cast during international break



Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah pictured with ankle in protective cast

Mohamed Salah aggravated an ankle injury in our 3-1 win over Manchester City at the weekend.

The Egyptian scored the second goal of the game and was bright against the Premier League champions.

However, a tackle from Fernandinho late in the game saw Salah remain down and needed treatment.

Mohamed Salah
Mohamed Salah leaves the pitch during the Leicester game (Image credit: Getty)

The Liverpool forward continued after treatment but had to be subbed off as we held on for the win.

The international break should allow Salah to rest before our clash against Crystal Palace. Egypt shared a couple of pictures and the Liverpool forward was seen wearing a protective boot.

Leicester injury back to hurt Salah

Salah injured his left ankle initially against Leicester City and missed the draw against Manchester United.

The Egyptian will not play for the national side during the break and is also a doubt for the clash against Palace (h/t Liverpool Echo).

The niggling issue needs time to heal and it will be interesting to see if the forward plays the game after that.

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Mohamed Salah celebrates with Jordan Henderson (L) after scoring against Tottenham (Image credit: Getty)

Liverpool host Napoli at Anfield after the international break and a win should see us qualify for the knockout rounds of the competition.

We shouldn’t try to leave it to the final day as we travel to Austria and face surprise package RB Salzburg.

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The Reds have an easier run in before the trip to Austria. Liverpool have games against Brighton, Everton and Bournemouth, and should be favourites for the three clashes.

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