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Naby Keita stars for Klopp’s men: Player ratings from Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Burnley



James Milner of Liverpool

Liverpool fought back from a goal down to defeat Burnley and kept the pressure on Manchester City. After a drab first half, Jack Cork scored from a corner but James Milner equalised in the 62nd minute.

Jurgen Klopp mixed things up with his starting XI with Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah being rested. However, the German brought the pair on and the Brazilian scored after 69 minutes.

Liverpool controlled the game thereafter against the relegation threatened side and Xherdan Shaqiri wrapped up the points in stoppage time after a great counter.

This was a tough game but the Reds can now look forward to three tough games in the span of a couple of weeks.

We play Bournemouth away before facing Napoli and Manchester United at home. There were a couple of stars for Liverpool in the tie, and here are the player ratings for our boys.

Alisson Becker – 7.5/10

There wasn’t much that Alisson could have done to stop the goal going in. The Brazilian then pulled off a quality save at 2-1 and launched an attack that led to our third goal.

Joe Gomez – 6/10

The English youngster started off well but had to be replaced early after a tough challenge from Ben Mee.

Joel Matip – 7/10

Matip looked a little off the pace in the first half but did a decent enough job in the second.

Virgil van Dijk Liverpool

Virgil van Dijk – 7.5/10

Van Dijk was against quality at the back and he came through in the final minutes as he assisted Firmino for the second goal.

Alberto Moreno – 6.5/10

We saw the gulf in class between Robertson and Moreno with the Spaniard making a few errors at the back before being replaced.

Xherdan Shaqiri – 7.5/10

The first half was a drab affair for the Swiss but he came more into the fray in the second half and scored our third.

Naby Keita – 8/10

The Guinea midfielder had a couple of quality shots saved by Joe Hart in the second half, and this was possibly his best game for us since the opening day win over West Ham.

Jordan Henderson – 6/10

This was the typical Jordan Henderson show, nothing too special but not many mistakes.

James Milner – 7.5/10

Milner scored an important equaliser when things looked a little bleak. His shot was well-placed and Hart was unsighted and the midfielder finished the game as our left-back.

Divock Origi – 6.5/10

The Belgian was rewarded for his Merseyside derby winner with a start but didn’t really do much apart from setting up Milner for the goal.

Daniel Sturridge – 6/10

Sturridge lasted the entire 90 and had a role to play in our third goal, but we need to see more end product from the Englishman.


Trent Alexander-Arnold – 7.5/10

The youngster had to be brought on to replace an injured Gomez but had a crucial role in the second goal thanks to a great free-kick.

Mohamed Salah scores for Liverpool

Mohamed Salah – 7/10

The Egyptian looked sharp after coming on and served the ball on a plate for Shaqiri to score.

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Roberto Firmino – 7/10

Firmino was great after coming on and scored an important goal to put us into the lead.

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Injury updates on two Liverpool stars that missed 3-1 win over Manchester United



Trent alexander Arnold Joe Gomez Liverpool

Joe Gomez (L) and Trent Alexander-Arnold celebrate

Liverpool continue their Premier League journey with a tough trip to Molineux against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The Wolves will not be easy opponents for the Premier League leaders on Friday as they held Manchester City and defeated Chelsea earlier this season.

Liverpool come off a comfortable 3-1 win over Manchester United, and Jurgen Klopp shared some injury news ahead of the clash.

The German revealed that Trent Alexander-Arnold is looking good after missing the win over United but won’t be ready for the clash against Wolves (h/t

“It actually looks surprisingly good.

“I think Wolves will still be a bit too early but after that, they told me we can think about him.

“But for that, he needs to train. So far he didn’t train but the pain goes down second by second, which is good, and then in the moment when he can deal with it, he is on the pitch, and in the moment he is on the pitch we’ll make a decision.”

The Reds played with Nathaniel Clyne as the right-back on Sunday and we James Milner missed the United game too.

The Englishman was not risked by Klopp on Sunday, and Milner shared an update on his injury.

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Hopefully, we get Trent back quickly as the games come thick and fast in the festive period.

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(Photos) Liverpool players train hard ahead of testing Wolverhampton Wanderers clash



Liverpool players in training

Liverpool players in training

Liverpool face another tough game in the Premier League on Friday as the leaders face Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux.

The Wolves might be newly promoted but also have a win over Chelsea and a draw against Manchester City at home.

The Reds are in fantastic form going into the game with a huge win over Manchester United at the weekend.

Sadio Mane in training

Sadio Mane scored the opening goal of the game against United, and the Senegal star was pictured in training. Mohamed Salah would also want to score a goal or two against the Wolves, and the pair seemed to be ready for the clash.

Mohamed Salah Liverpool

Mohamed Salah in training

Our defence wasn’t tested much by the Red Devils on Sunday, but Alisson would want to forget about the mistake that cost us a goal.

Alisson and Salah in training

The Brazilian should be joined in the starting XI by Virgil van Dijk, and the Dutch defender certainly looks up for another battle on Friday.

Virgil van Dijk in training

James Milner and Adam Lallana did not play in the win over United, but the pair could join Jordan Henderson in the first-team action as Jurgen Klopp could mix things up ahead of a crazy run of games.

Naby Keita was also pictured training and the Guinea midfielder is slowly coming into his own in his first season at Anfield.

Keita was great in the win over United but his midfield partner, Fabinho, was the best performer in that win.

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Liverpool can extend their lead at the top to four points before Manchester City play Crystal Palace on Saturday, and that pressure could see the Cityzens crack, as they did against Chelsea recently.

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James Milner to return? – Predicted Liverpool line-up to face Wolverhampton Wanderers



James Milner of Liverpool

James Milner celebrates

Wolverhampton Wanderers host the Reds on Friday as we look to extend our lead at the top of the Premier League to four points.

Liverpool come off a couple of huge wins over Napoli and Manchester United but the Wolves will not be easy fodder given their exploits this season.

They have already defeated Chelsea and drawn with Manchester City, so the Reds have to be wary of their opposition.

Liverpool were incredible in the win over United, but Jurgen Klopp could make some changes in the starting XI as we look to keep the players fresh.

Trent Alexander-Arnold is a doubt for the game with Joe Gomez and Joel Matip recovering from injuries, and here is our predicted line-up for Klopp’s men.

Predicted Liverpool XI

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Manager: Jurgen Klopp

Alisson (GK)

The Brazilian made an error in the 3-1 win over United, but that shouldn’t faze him as we look for all three points on Friday.

James Milner (RB)

Nathaniel Clyne did a decent job in defence, but it is unlikely he will start two games in five days for us, and we could see Milner coming into the right-back slot.

Virgil van Dijk (CB)

Possibly the best defender in the world, Van Dijk has barely put a foot wrong at Liverpool and the centre-back needs to be vigil against a crafty Wolves team.

Dejan Lovren

Dejan Lovren in training

Dejan Lovren (CB)

Lovren was barely threatened at the back by United, but the Croatian will face a tougher test at Molineux.

Andy Robertson (LB)

The best left-back in the league should start on Friday as the games keep on coming.

Jordan Henderson (CM)

It was a surprise seeing Henderson not starting against United, but the captain should make a return on Friday.

Fabinho of Liverpool

Fabinho bossed Manchester United

Fabinho (CM)

The performance against United was possibly Fabinho’s best since joining the Reds, and the Brazilian should continue in the team.

Naby Keita (CAM)

The Guinea midfielder had a great game for us on Sunday and hopefully, plays more down the middle against Wolves.

Xherdan Shaqiri (RAM)

Roberto Firmino ran his socks off against United, and the Brazilian could get a rest with super-sub Shaqiri being the third man in our attack.

Sadio Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum Liverpool

Georginio Wijnaldum and Sadio Mane celebrate a goal

Sadio Mane (LAM)

Mane found his scoring boots against United, and the Liverpool forward seems set to score more on Friday.

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Mohamed Salah (ST)

Salah was marshalled well by the United defence on Sunday, and we could see a similar tactic being used by the Wolves.

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