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Milner stars, Salah disappoints: Liverpool player ratings from 2-1 win over PSG

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Liverpool scored a stoppage-time winner against Paris Saint-Germain to cap off another fantastic night at Anfield.

The Reds were brilliant against PSG and raced into a 2-0 lead. Daniel Sturridge and James Milner scored for the home side before Thomas Meunier pulled one back for PSG.

Neymar and Kylian Mbappe barely threatened the Reds but the pair needed one chance to make us pay. The French attacker got his opportunity in the 83rd minute and made no mistake.

Liverpool could have given up and accepted a draw but Roberto Firmino had other ideas as he produced a brilliant shot to beat the PSG keeper in the 91st minute.

Cue jubilant scenes all around the park as the Reds beat one of the biggest sides in Europe and here are the player ratings from Anfield.

Alisson – 7/10

The Brazilian can’t be blamed for the goals and wasn’t tested much during the game.

Trent Alexander-Arnold

Trent Alexander-Arnold – 7/10

Trent didn’t have a lot of problems dealing with Neymar and Angel Di Maria. The Englishman also produced some quality crosses in the game.

Virgil van Dijk – 7.5/10

The Dutch defender reduced Edinson Cavani to a mere spectator in the game. Another commanding performance from Van Dijk, though he should have produced a stronger tackle prior to the second goal.

Joe Gomez – 7.5/10

Another quality performance from the youngster as he made a couple of important blocks and interceptions.

Andy Robertson – 8/10

The Scot provided a stunning cross for Sturridge’s opener and was handy at keeping Mbappe in check throughout the evening.

James Milner – 9/10

The former Manchester City man was incredible as he scored an important penalty and also made a brilliant tackle on Neymar which got the crowd going.

Jordan Henderson – 7.5//10

Hendo didn’t look off the pace, given his World Cup heroics, and the captain did everything right with his passing and tackling in the midfield.

Georginio Wijnaldum – 7/10

This wasn’t Gini’s best outing but we can cut him some slack after a fantastic start to the season. The Dutchman was a little slow but got us the penalty for Milner to convert.

Mohamed Salah – 6/10

Salah gave the ball away for Mbappe’s goal and even had an effort ruled out for a foul by Sturridge. The Egyptian wasn’t the best player on the night for us.

Daniel Sturridge – 7.5/10

The Englishman got a start and he made good use of it by scoring the opener. Sturridge did have a couple of chances to extend the lead but this was a decent performance.

Sadio Mane – 7/10

The former Saint did a pretty good job at the start of the game as we hammered PSG but slowly faded away in the second half.

Substitutes

Roberto Firmino – 8/10

One good eye? No problem. Firmino came up with the goods in injury time for the Reds.

Xherdan Shaqiri – 7/10

The Swiss was a late substitute but did pretty well at holding the ball

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Fabinho – N/A

Did not have enough time to do anything besides celebrate the win.

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Liverpool star’s £4.5m-per-year demand could be a problem as two Serie A clubs are interested

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Latest Liverpool transfer news: Dejan Lovren’s salary is a problem for Serie A clubs

CalcioNapoli24 (h/t Daily Star) claims that Napoli are interested in the services of Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren. The report claims that AC Milan and Napoli are offering Lovren the chance of regular football.

The Croatian fell down the pecking order at Liverpool last season, with Joe Gomez and Joel Matip preferred to partner Virgil van Dijk.

The 29-year-old Lovren started 11 Premier League games and did a decent job throughout the campaign, however, the lack of games has left Lovren considering his future, according to the report.

Napoli can offer Champions League football for the centre-back while AC Milan will participate in the Europa League next season.

The problem for both clubs lies in Lovren’s wage demands. The report claims that the Croatian wants £4.5m-per-year in wages and has two years left on his Liverpool contract.

Milan News (h/t Daily Star) adds that Lovren’s representatives were in Milan to discuss a possible move to the San Siro. The report claims that Lovren is interested in playing for the Milan giants and a deal worth £25m is being discussed.

Klopp would have to enter the market to replace Lovren

Lovren has been a quality member of the side and has always given it his all. Should he decide to leave for regular football, we have to sign a replacement. Liverpool had some defensive headaches, with fractures for Matip and Gomez last season, while Lovren also suffered a few injuries.

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The Reds cannot go into the season with only three senior centre-backs, and it will be interesting to see what actions are taken regarding Lovren in the summer.

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Dutch giants set £30m price-tag for 26-year-old sensation amidst Liverpool interest

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Liverpool FC transfer news: Ajax want £30m for Hakim Ziyech amidst Liverpool interest

De Telegraaf (h/t Mirror) claims that Eredivisie champions Ajax want just over £30m for star attacker Hakim Ziyech.

The Moroccan international was one of their best performers in an incredible campaign as they reached the Champions League semi-final.

Hakim Ziyech

Hakim Ziyech

The report adds that there could be a battle for the Moroccan as Arsenal and Liverpool have been linked with the attacker earlier.

Serie A side AS Roma have already bid for the 26-year-old while there is interest in Ziyech from Germany and Spain (h/t Mirror).

Marc Overmars, Ajax’s director of football, added that Ziyech would leave in the summer, but the report claims that the Moroccan isn’t keen on any of the bids that the Dutch giants have received.

The 26-year-old scored 19 goals and provided 16 assists for Ajax last season. Ziyech can play in several positions but his best performances came when he was deployed as a winger.

Hakim Ziyech

Hakim Ziyech

Liverpool could do with a versatile attacker

Ajax’s asking price isn’t too high given the performances of Ziyech last season, and he would make an excellent signing for the Reds. The Moroccan can provide cover for several positions and can take up the role of an attacking midfielder under Jurgen Klopp.

Liverpool have a great team at the moment and a few quality additions could improve us further.

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Ziyech would not be a starter for the Reds, but he could be a game-changer off the bench in some of the tighter clashes.

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“Enjoy your break”, “We love you”: Several Liverpool fans shower praises on star man after a touchy end of season message

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Latest Liverpool news: Virgil van Dijk posts incredible message as he plans for next season

Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk capped off a brilliant season by winning the Champions League. The Dutch superstar did suffer heartbreak in the competition last season as we were beaten by Real Madrid.

The Reds were excellent in the Premier League too but missed out on the title by one point. Van Dijk was in the middle of all good things for the Reds as he helped us to the best defensive record in the league.

The 27-year-old also led the Netherlands to the Nations League final but lost to Portugal. Van Dijk posted an emotional message regarding the season where he claimed that winning the Champions League was a dream.

The Liverpool centre-back added that he is looking forward to more success with club and country, and thanked the fans for their support.

Van Dijk turns Liverpool around

The Dutch defender has been one of the best signings we have made in the Premier League era. His presence at the back has transformed our defence and the defender barely seems ruffled when the opposition attack.

Liverpool did not have a great defence during the first two years of Jurgen Klopp’s tenure but Van Dijk has made us incredibly difficult to break down.

The Dutchman doesn’t make mistakes at the back too, and he should be set for several great years at Anfield. As the defender goes away on a break, many Liverpool fans shared their love for the 27-year-old on Twitter.

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