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



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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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“Liverpool are the favourites” – Bayern Munich star backs Reds to beat the Bundesliga giants



Liverpool players celebrate win

Latest Liverpool news: Joshua Kimmich claims Liverpool are favourites ahead of Champions League clash

Bayern Munich’s German international Joshua Kimmich has installed Liverpool as favourites ahead of the Champions League round of 16 clash against Bayern Munich.

The first leg takes place on Tuesday night at Anfield, and the German claims Bayern’s inconsistency and Liverpool’s form this season makes the English side the favourites (h/t Telegraph):

“Liverpool are the favourites.

“They have lost one league game all season and have let in only 15 goals. But when you look at us, we are not as consistent as before.”

Bayern have struggled a bit this season under new manager Niko Kovac and trail Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga.

The Reds have been supreme in the league losing just once but are tied on points at the top of the table with Manchester City.

Jurgen Klopp making the difference for Liverpool

Kimmich was asked a range of questions by the Telegraph and the 24-year-old spoke about Jurgen Klopp possibly becoming the Germany boss in the future.

Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp

The Bayern star claimed Klopp could coach any side in the world and was amazed regarding the connection the manager has with the fans and players.

“You can see how he pushes his players to another level. Every player is better with this coach.”

Klopp has had his run-ins with Bayern during his spell as Dortmund manager, and it will be interesting to see how we perform in the first leg on Tuesday.

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Liverpool haven’t played since defeating Bournemouth 3-0 and had a 10-day break to prepare for this clash. The Reds then play Manchester United at the weekend, and these two huge games should see the best out of the team.

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19-year-old Liverpool target emerges on arch-rivals Man United’s radar for the summer



Joao Felix

Joao Felix

Liverpool FC transfer news: Manchester United and PSG battle for Liverpool target Joao Felix

Liverpool have been linked with a move for Benfica’s starlet Joao Felix, according to the Mirror. However, there is a lot of interest in the 19-year-old, who has a release clause of £105million (h/t Mirror).

The report adds that Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are “locked” in a battle for Felix, who has been dubbed as the next Cristiano Ronaldo.

Manchester City, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Arsenal and Chelsea are also admirers of Europe’s rising talent, according to the report. Ronaldo has also been seen at Benfica games, and the Mirror adds that the youngster wants to play alongside the legend one day.

However, the report claims that Juventus are not in the running for the 19-year-old with PSG and Manchester United leading the race for his signature.

Liverpool's Ryan Kent

Ryan Kent

Liverpool have youngsters performing away on loan

Although the Reds could do with more senior attacking options to provide cover for Mohamed Salah and co, Liverpool have a few youngsters doing well on loan this season.

Felix would cost a bomb, according to the report, while the likes of Harry Wilson and Ryan Kent have done well at Derby County and Rangers respectively.

We also have Marko Grujic doing exceptionally well at Hertha Berlin, but it seems he will be loaned out for another year.

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Felix has a bright future ahead of him and it will be interesting to see if he switches from Benfica to another club in the summer window.

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Liverpool will reject any moves for this 26-year-old star as they aren’t a “selling club” any more



Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah

Liverpool FC transfer news: Liverpool know they can reject offers for Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah has been linked with a move to Juventus with the Italian club paying £44m and sending Paulo Dybala the other way, according to reports (h/t Express).

The Egyptian has been in excellent form since signing from AS Roma, however, the Express adds that Liverpool will reject any bid for the 26-year-old.

The report adds that Liverpool are not seen as a selling club any more and Jurgen Klopp has transformed the club into a final destination for players.

Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Salah all signed new deals in recent months and will remain at the club till 2023, according to the Express.

Roberto Firmino and Andy Robertson

Roberto Firmino and Andy Robertson

A financial expert further weighed in on the matter and highlighted the club’s recent profits too (h/t Express):

“Liverpool are no longer a selling club. After posting profits of £125m they can resist any offers.”

Anfield is home

This is a welcome change when compared to earlier seasons where our top players went off to other clubs.

Philippe Coutinho was the most recent example as he left the Reds for Barcelona, but he did create a bit of a scene before leaving Anfield.

Luis Suarez was another player that swapped the Reds for the Catalan club while we lost the likes of Javier Mascherano and Xabi Alonso too for various reasons.

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The Reds are possibly in the best health as a club on and off the field during the Premier League era, and hopefully, all this translates into some form of success with a trophy coming home.

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