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Liverpool pulled off a sensational 4-0 win against Brighton & Hove Albion at Anfield as the season came to an end. We have been through several ups and downs this term but nothing can undermine the success of our team this season.

The win means that we have finished the season unbeaten at Anfield. We also managed to finish in the top-four and now we have booked a spot in next term’s Champions League as well. To truly take things to the next level, Mohamed Salah beat Harry Kane to win the coveted Golden Boot. Regardless of how we fare at Kiev, this has undeniably been a good season for us. With that in mind, let’s take a look at how our players fared against Brighton.

Liverpool Player Ratings

Loris Karius – 7/10

Made some routine saves and secured a clean sheet.

Trent Alexander-Arnold – 8.5/10

Finished the season in style with a marauding display. He attacked and defended with equal gusto and his performance was the perfect way to end a good season.

Virgil van Dijk – 8/10

A clean defensive performance from van Dijk, who only seems to be getting better with every passing game.

Dejan Lovren – 9/10

Despite all the criticism, Lovren seems to be determined to prove his naysayers wrong. He scored a goal, defended admirably and his partnership with van Dijk is truly taking shape.

Andy Robertson – 8/10

Provided the cross for Lovren’s goal and chipped in with one later on. Impressive show from the left-back.

Jordan Henderson – 8.5/10

Henderson dominated the midfield like nobody’s business and he was one of the most influential players on the field.

Georginio Wijnaldum – 7/10

Maintained momentum in the middle of the park and contributed well to the attack.

Roberto Firmino – 7/10

Was deployed in a deeper role but that did not stop the Brazilian from attacking.

Mohamed Salah – 9.5/10

Despite being marked tightly, Salah scored a sensational goal which secured his Golden Boot award. He also provided a generous assist to set up Solanke’s goal.

Sadio Mane – 7/10

It was a bit odd to see Mane in the line-up since he is suffering from an injury. His movement was top-notch but it is clear that the Senegalese star is in dire need of some rest.

Dominic Solanke – 8/10

A well-deserved goal from the youngster, who put in a solid all-around performance.

Subs:

Adam Lallana – 7/10

Lallana put in a fine performance and his impact was rather immediate.

Ben Woodburn – N/A

Came on too late, which is rather unfortunate for the youngster.

Danny Ings – N/A

Did not have enough time to make an impact.

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Paris Saint-Germain set to sell 23-year-old Liverpool target for €15m this January

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Adrien Rabiot of PSG

Adrien Rabiot of Paris Saint-Germain

Paris Saint-Germain are willing to sell Adrien Rabiot for a cut-price of €15m, according to Marca (Mirror).

The Frenchman is out of contract at the end of the season, and PSG are not willing to let the midfielder leave for nothing.

Liverpool have been interested in the 23-year-old (h/t Mirror) and the report adds that Arsenal and Chelsea have also been keen on the Frenchman.

The report adds that Barcelona were close to landing Rabiot on a free but PSG claimed that the Catalans did not act “correctly”.

Rabiot’s wage demands could increase the overall value of the transfer, and the report adds that PSG are not willing to deal with Barcelona any more.

Adam Lallana Liverpool training

Adam Lallana of Liverpool

Liverpool could do with another quality midfielder in their side, despite having several options in the side.

However, Adam Lallana has had a tough time related to injuries while James Milner isn’t getting any younger at 33.

Jurgen Klopp has pulled off some great cheap signings with Joel Matip joining on a free while Andy Robertson and Xherdan Shaqiri have been smart purchases.

Read more: “It’s good for us”: Jurgen Klopp believes January break between games will help Liverpool do better

Rabiot has the talent to be one of the best in the world, but he needs to be under the right manager. Klopp has performed miracles with some players at Anfield, and it would be great to have a talent like the Frenchman playing for us.

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Former Manchester City midfielder “scared” of Liverpool in Premier League race

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Yaya Toure

Yaya Toure

Former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has claimed that he is scared of Liverpool in the race for the Premier League.

The Ivorian won the Premier League with City a few years ago and was speaking on Sky Sports where he claimed that the Reds were doing well and were “very strong” (h/t Daily Star).

The midfielder lauded our efforts at reaching the Champions League final last season and claimed we were growing together.

Winning the Premier League in consecutive seasons is extremely tough, something that Toure touched upon. The former Barcelona midfielder spoke about Manchester City keeping hold of their title this season before adding that he was scared of the Reds:

“This year I know everybody was asking the question of what City are going to do this year.

“And I think we have to see what’s going to happen.

“To be honest, Liverpool are in good, good shape at the moment and I’m very scared of them.

“Liverpool are looking very, very scary this year.”

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool

Mohamed Salah scores against Brighton

The Reds are four points clear at the top of the table after the latest round of fixtures. Liverpool needed to return to winning ways after losses against Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Jurgen Klopp’s men were professional against Brighton at the weekend with Mohamed Salah scoring the only goal of the game.

Read more: “It’s good for us”: Jurgen Klopp believes January break between games will help Liverpool do better

The Reds have some relatively easy fixtures coming up to keep hold of their lead in the Premier League, and hopefully, we can celebrate a first Premier League title this season.

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33 wins, 24 clean sheets – The numbers from this Liverpool star’s first 50 games for the Reds are incredible

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Mohamed Salah (L) and Virgil van Dijk celebrate for Liverpool

Virgil van Dijk played his 50th game for Liverpool against Brighton, and the Reds picked up all three points thanks to Mohamed Salah’s winner.

The Reds also kept a clean sheet, something that the defender would cherish and the Liverpool website shared some interesting facts from the Dutchman’s 50 games under Jurgen Klopp.

Fortress Anfield

Liverpool established their second longest run without conceding a league goal at Anfield in 2018. The Reds did not concede for 918 minutes as Callum Paterson scored for Cardiff in October to break a streak that started in Feb.

The Dutchman was the only defender to have played in all games that lasted the run.

24 clean sheets

This has got to be the best record of them all with almost half of the games Van Dijk played in yielding a clean sheet.

This season has been better with 13 clean sheets from 22 Premier League games as the Reds have tightened up the back thanks to the signing of Alisson.

Dominating the opposition

Van Dijk has an incredible success percentage when it comes to duels, with the defender winning 71.69% of the 445 contested duels.

The defender also leads the team in clearances (272), blocks (21) and interceptions (59).

Incredible passing numbers

Van Dijk has attempted more passes (3,643) than any other Liverpool player and has an accuracy of 88.64%.

33 wins

The Reds have been supreme this season with Van Dijk leading from the back, and we have lost just one game in the Premier League too.

Liverpool have won 33 of the games that Van Dijk has played in with seven draws and 10 defeats so far.

Read more: Liverpool enter race to sign 21-year-old Dutch powerhouse from Club Brugge

The Dutchman has been one of our best signings under Klopp and is well on his way to becoming a legend at the club if he keeps playing this way.

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