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Mane gets 8.5/10, Alisson 8/10 – Liverpool player ratings from 2-0 win vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

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Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers ratings: Liverpool player ratings

Liverpool held their end of the bargain as they beat Wolves 2-0 at Anfield, thanks to a Sadio Mane brace.

The Reds finished the campaign on 97 points and it was always going to be tough for Manchester City to drop points against Brighton. Mane opened the scoring in the 17th minute from a Trent Alexander-Arnold delivery and there were more cheers 10 minutes later when Glenn Murray gave Brighton the lead.

However, City scored immediately from the kick-off, with Sergio Aguero finding the back of the net and Aymeric Laporte made it 2-1 at the Amex before half-time.

City made it 3-1 via Riyad Mahrez before Ilkay Gundogan got the fourth to wrap up the title for Pep Guardiola’s side.

Mane got the final goal of our Premier League campaign as he ended up alongside Mohamed Salah as the top scorer for the Reds.

This still has been an incredible season for the Reds and we can finish on a high with the Champions League final on June 1 against Spurs.

Records were broken throughout the campaign for the Reds and there wasn’t much wrong done in the campaign.

Hopefully, there will be some title celebrations in a couple of weeks, and it will be interesting to see what our plans are for the upcoming season.

Liverpool player ratings

Alisson – 8/10

The Brazilian made some great saves in the second half to preserve his clean sheet and win the Golden Glove award.

Trent Alexander-Arnold – 7.5/10

Two assists for the Englishman as he racked up 12 assists in the Premier League as a right-back.

Virgil van Dijk – 8/10

The Dutchman was barely troubled the entire evening and will look forward to the Champions League final.

Joel Matip – 8/10

Matip was excellent at the back alongside Van Dijk and was our best defender on the night.

Andy Robertson – 6.5/10

Robertson was included in the game after his injury against Barcelona but the Scot was not at his best. Robbo was caught out of position a couple of times and was sloppy in possession.

Fabinho – 7/10

The Brazilian did a fine job in the midfield and wasn’t tested as much as he was against Barcelona.

Georginio Wijnaldum – 7/10

Wijnaldum put in a shift for the Reds but he too wasn’t as effective as he was against the Catalans.

Jordan Henderson – 7/10

The captain did his bit for the side but he just did not have the energy as he did in midweek. Hendo came out from the game unscathed and hopefully, he starts the Champions League final.

Mohamed Salah – 7/10

The Egyptian tried his best to get his 23rd goal of the season but to no avail. Now the forward must think of the Champions League final and lead us to glory.

Divock Origi – 6.5/10

Origi put in a decent shift before being subbed, and had one decent chance to score but saw his shot get deflected.

Sadio Mane – 8.5/10

Mane didn’t have to get out of second gear in this game but picked up a couple of goals to tie Salah and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the top scorers in the Premier League.

Substitutes

James Milner – 6/10

The Englishman came on and we changed the shape to a 4-4-2.

Joe Gomez – N/A

Came on late in the game.

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – N/A

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Former Liverpool hero warns that Reds star’s form could dip later in the season due to this reason

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Latest Liverpool news: Barnes warns Mane’s form could dip later in the season

Sadio Mane has been a machine for Liverpool over the past two seasons. The Senegal star was involved in the World Cup, played almost every game for us last season and then took the national side to the AFCON final.

Barely three weeks after the final, he was back at Liverpool and came off the bench to face Norwich. Mane has bagged three goals in his last two games and should feature for us against Arsenal at the weekend.

Former Liverpool star John Barnes claims that Mane is in fine form due to a lack of rest for the attacker, and we could pay for that later in the season.

Barnes was speaking to the Sport Review and claimed that Klopp would be able to manage this situation (h/t Liverpool Echo):

“Maybe one of the reasons Sadio Mane in fine form is because he’s fitter than everybody else because he hasn’t had the time off, which he could pay for later on in the season, come Christmas time.

“But I’m sure that Klopp will be able to manage that situation.”

Liverpool’s over-reliance on their forwards

Klopp has rotated his midfield several times over the past two seasons but isn’t afforded the same luxury when it comes to the forwards.

Roberto Firmino only missed games when he was injured in the previous campaign, while Mohamed Salah also played in most of the games.

Liverpool have Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi as cover for the pair, but they aren’t on the same level as the African stars.

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Salah and Mane are extremely durable, given the number of games played over the past two years, and they seem to be performing at a high level and barely look tired.

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“I don’t want to talk about it”: Klopp refuses to confirm if Liverpool star’s future is at Anfield

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Latest Liverpool transfer news: Klopp doesn’t confirm Lovren’s future at club

Jurgen Klopp was speaking to the press ahead of the weekend clash against Arsenal.

The German touched upon a range of topics from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s return to Alisson and Naby Keita’s injuries.

There was some transfer talk during the conference as Klopp was asked about Dejan Lovren’s future.

The Croatian has been linked with a move away in the summer (h/t Calciomercato) and Liverpool cannot buy a player until the winter window.

The European transfer window closes on 2nd September, and Klopp was not going to share any details regarding Lovren’s future (h/t Liverpool Echo):

“No comment on Lovren. A potential transfer or not, I don’t want to talk about it.”

Liverpool need to keep four quality centre-backs

Losing Lovren now would be a big blow as we would only have three recognised senior centre-backs until January. This is a risk that Klopp should not take and hopefully, we can keep hold of the Croatian until the end of the season.

Lovren is fourth-choice at the club, thanks to the form shown by Joel Matip and Joe Gomez but should feature in some of our cup games this season.

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Klopp has always been coy with regards to players coming in or going out of the club and hopefully, we aren’t left to rue Lovren’s sale this month.

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Liverpool open case regarding transfer of 20-year-old attacker to Serie A club

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Latest Liverpool news: Adekanye given reprieve as Liverpool dispute transfer

Bobby Adekanye left Liverpool in the summer to join Lazio in the Serie A. The former Barcelona and Ajax youngster left on a free without making a senior appearance for the Reds.

However, Liverpool believe that the Italians broke the rules to sign the Dutch attacker and opened a case that could have seen the 20-year-old not play for Lazio in the season opener, according to Calciomercato.

Bobby Adekanye

Bobby Adekanye

FIFA have acted upon this complaint and announced that the youngster has been granted a reprieve and can play for Lazio against Sampdoria in the first game of the season (h/t Calciomercato).

The report adds that the youngster can feature for Lazio until the dispute is completed, and Adekanye could feature for the Eagles on Sunday.

Adekanye struggles to break into the senior side

The attacker has come through the ranks of several quality academies in his short career but he was never able to impress Jurgen Klopp enough to feature in the first-team.

The youngster didn’t feature much in our pre-season this summer and Klopp already has quality wingers in the first-team at the moment.

Impressive youngsters such as Harry Wilson and Ryan Kent can’t break into the side either, with both players spending time away on loan last season.

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It would have been difficult for Adekanye to feature for the senior side this season and hopefully, he gets more games at Lazio.

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