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Trent gets a 10/10 while Van Dijk comes in with 9/10 – Here is how the Liverpool players fared in their incredible 4-0 win over Barcelona



Liverpool vs Barcelona ratings: Liverpool player ratings

Liverpool did the unthinkable as they routed Barcelona 4-0 in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final.

The Reds needed a miracle to qualify for the final, and they got it while being backed by an incredible crowd at Anfield.

Barcelona never got into the game with Divock Origi scoring early on. The Reds kept on pushing to find the goals to cancel Barca’s 3-0 advantage after the first leg, however, they had to make a key substitution at half-time.

Luis Suarez seemed to kick out at Andy Robertson and the Scot was replaced by Georginio Wijnaldum.

The Dutch midfielder scored a couple of important goals in the second half and the final nail in Barcelona’s coffin came via Trent Alexander-Arnold’s corner.

The Englishman took a quick corner which Origi converted and the Reds held on for one of their greatest European wins at Anfield.

Liverpool now await to see who makes the final between Tottenham and Ajax, but we should be confident of doing well.

The Reds barely missed Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, who were out with injuries, and now prepare for one last chance at the Premier League title.

A slip by Manchester City could open the door for us to lift the crown, and that would be fitting given how the season has gone for us.

Liverpool player ratings

Alisson – 8.5/10

The Brazilian kept us in the game by denying Luis Suarez, Philippe Coutinho and Messi. Alisson was great with his distribution and did not make a single mistake in an incredible night.

Trent Alexander-Arnold – 10/10

Trent was great against Newcastle but was even better against Barcelona. The Englishman did not allow much to go down his flank and was fantastic in the attack. His cross led to the first goal from Wijnaldum before quick thinking got us the fourth.

Joel Matip – 8.5/10

Matip had another excellent game at the back and barely gave anything away to Suarez.

Virgil van Dijk – 9/10

The Dutch defender should have had a penalty in the second half when his jersey was tugged, but it did not matter. Van Dijk, like Matip, was supreme at the back and thwarted anything that Messi and co. threw at him.

Andy Robertson – 7/10

It was a little upsetting to see Robertson leaving after a clash with Suarez. The Scot looked up for the game, and hopefully, he will be back at the weekend.

Jordan Henderson – 8.5/10

The captain set the ball rolling as his run allowed Origi to score the opener. Henderson was like a man possessed as he barely gave Barcelona any breathing room.

Fabinho – 8.5/10

The Brazilian was walking on thin ice after picking up a harsh booking early in the game. However, that did not stop Fabinho from completely nullifying the Barcelona team, almost single-handedly, at times.

James Milner – 8.5/10

Milner put in another fantastic shift for the Reds and had to play the majority of the second half as the left-back.

Sadio Mane – 8/10

Mane did not score a goal but his pace and movement caused all sorts of problems for Barcelona. The Senegal star’s interception helped us score the first goal and his energy was too much for Barca at times.

Divock Origi – 9/10

Origi seems to be making it a habit to score important goals for us. The Belgian’s poaching instincts helped him score the first and he was quick to react to Trent’s cross to score our fourth.

Xherdan Shaqiri – 7.5/10

Shaqiri looked a little rusty for the Reds as he gave away possession a number of times, but came up with the cross for the third goal.


Georginio Wijnaldum – 9/10

Gini produced an incredible 45 minutes as two quick-fire goals brought us back into the tie. The Dutch midfielder produced a moment of brilliance too as he left two Barcelona players in his dust with a neat bit of skill.

Joe Gomez – NA

Did alright in the defence for the final few minutes.

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Daniel Sturridge – NA

Came on to waste time.

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Liverpool legend open to these two Tottenham stars adding an extra-dimension to the attack



Latest Liverpool transfer news: John Aldridge open to Lucas Moura and Son Heung-min joining Liverpool

Liverpool legend John Aldridge wrote for the Irish Independent and believes the Reds need to add some players to their attack.

The Reds were excellent last season and capped off the campaign by winning the Champions League.

Son Heung-min

Our attack was stretched a little with Roberto Firmino’s injury late in the season but Divock Origi scored some crucial goals for us. Aldridge believes that the Reds have to bolster the attack and a quality centre-forward could add an “extra dimension” to the side.

The former Red named a couple of Tottenham players and wondered if we could pry them from our rivals (h/t Liverpool Echo):

“So I wonder whether Lucas Moura could be prised away from Tottenham, as he had to be a little bemused to be left out of their Champions League final starting line-up after he scored a fantastic hat-trick in the semi-final against Ajax.

“Moura is a tricky forward who could slot into the team if any of the front three were out and the same could be said of his team-mate Son Heung-min, although I would be surprised if Spurs allowed the South Korean to leave after his outstanding season.”

Aldridge backed Jurgen Klopp and his team to possibly have an ace up the sleeve and sign a quality striker in the summer.

Wilfried Zaha

The former Red threw Wilfried Zaha’s name in the mix and claimed that Klopp could take the Ivorian to another level (h/t Liverpool Echo).

Son would be a great addition to the Reds

Son is one of the best in the Premier League and can play in the wide positions or as an attacking midfielder.

Moura might have done the magic for Spurs against Ajax, however, Son is more consistent and will improve in the coming seasons.

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It would be a miracle if we could steal the South Korean from Tottenham, but we should be in the market for a striker after seeing Daniel Sturridge leave in the summer.

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Liverpool willing to send 22-year-old starlet on loan to Premier League clubs



Liverpool FC transfer news: Reds willing to send Harry Wilson on loan to Premier League sides

The Birmingham Mail reports that Liverpool will allow young winger Harry Wilson to join Premier League clubs on loan next season.

The 22-year-old was excellent for Derby as they reached the Championship play-off final, but he could not get them over the line.

Harry Wilson

Harry Wilson

The Welsh attacker racked up 16 goals and four assists for the Rams, and the report claims that this would be a blow for several Championship clubs interested in Wilson.

Derby and Leeds were interested in the 22-year-old, according to the report, but Premier League club Wolves are also keeping tabs on the attacker.

The Reds could sell Wilson for a fee of £20m while Wolves and other suitors could be interested in a loan deal for the Welshman (h/t Birmingham Mail).

Liverpool to finalise Wilson’s fate soon

The report claims that any decision on Wilson’s future depends on his performances in pre-season.

Harry Wilson Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp wants to take a close look at the 22-year-old in the summer as the Welshman tries to break into the Liverpool first-team.

Liverpool could do with cover for Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane out wide, and Wilson was in the form of his life last season.

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The 22-year-old could be an important player for us next season, however, he still has to improve a lot before being considered a starter at Liverpool.

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Liverpool talisman decides against £150million exit despite interest from European giants



Liverpool FC transfer news: Mohamed Salah rejects £150million exit from Liverpool

The Mirror claims that Egyptian sensation Mohamed Salah has rejected a move away from Liverpool in the summer. The 27-year-old scored in the Champions League final to help the Reds win their first title under Jurgen Klopp.

Salah also won his second consecutive Golden Boot after ending the Premier League campaign as one of the top scorers.

The report claims that Real Madrid and Juventus were lining up £150million bids for the forward, and the Egyptian has been tempted by the two European giants.

However, the report claims that Salah feels it is not the right time to leave Anfield, given our Champions League exploits.

Sadio Mane is another player who has been enquired about, but the report claims that the Senegal star is in no mood to leave either.

The pair want to win the Premier League for the Reds and break that duck next season, and Salah will revisit his situation at the end of the next season (h/t Mirror).

No reason to leave Liverpool at all

There isn’t any reason why a player would want to leave the Reds at the moment.

Jurgen Klop lifts the Champions League trophy

Jurgen Klopp lifts the Champions League trophy

We play great football under Klopp, we have been on the up ever since he arrived and seem set to challenge for more trophies next season.

We have seen Philippe Coutinho struggle after his big move to Barcelona, while Real and Juve are in a transition period.

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Liverpool are more stable than the other clubs, and another trophy or two next season should keep everyone on board.

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