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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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Liverpool tracking 17-year-old Frenchman starring in the Ligue 1

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Liverpool tracking Rennes youngster Eduardo Camavinga

Eduardo Camavinga has been one of the most impressive players for Rennes this season.

The 17-year-old Frenchman has featured in 20 games for the Ligue 1 club and was one of the stars in the 2-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain.

The defensive midfielder has also played in the Europa League and several clubs are interested in him.

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Eduardo Camavinga celebrates for Rennes (Image credit: AFP)

Calciomercato claims that Liverpool are one of the clubs tracking the 17-year-old. Paris Saint-Germain and Milan are also keen on the teenage sensation, according to the report.

Do Liverpool need a young midfielder?

The Reds have a fantastic side at the moment and there aren’t many weaknesses around. The only problem we could face is injuries with Fabinho and Joel Matip missing chunks of this season already.

Alisson was also out for a while but Adrian did a great job in place of the Brazilian keeper.

Camavinga could be a great player for the future and would provide more steel to our midfield.

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James Milner didn’t start in the draw against Manchester United (Image credit: Getty)

James Milner and Adam Lallana are free agents in the summer, and it will be interesting to see what happens with the pair.

Should both leave, we would require quality replacements. Marko Grujic has impressed at Hertha Berlin but Camavinga could be a decent option too.

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The Frenchman wouldn’t start regularly for us, but his growth could be boosted further under Klopp and his coaching team.

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This Liverpool-linked starlet could debut against arch-rivals in FA Cup

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Takumi Minamino could make his Liverpool debut against Everton in FA Cup

Liverpool are expected to sign RB Salzburg midfielder Takumi Minamino in the January window, according to the Mirror.

The Japanese star has been one of the bright spots for the Austrian team. He should be a Liverpool player on 1st Jan as long as he passes a medical (h/t Mirror).

Minamino scored against the Reds in the Champions League clash at Anfield, and he could be in line to make a huge debut too.

Takumi Minamino
Takumi Minamino has been excellent for RB Salzburg this season (Image credit: Getty)

The Mirror claims that the 24-year-old has a chance of facing Sheffield United in a Premier League clash on 2 January.

However, it is more likely he will make his debut in the third round of the FA Cup against Everton on 5 January.

That would be an incredible game to make his debut in, and Minamino could do a decent job for us in the second half of the campaign.

Mixing it up at Anfield

Minamino can play in a withdrawn role and could give Roberto Firmino a break. The Japanese can also play on the right-wing, which would allow Mohamed Salah to be rested once in a while.

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Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino celebrate at Sheffield United (Image credit: Getty)

Most of the midfielders at Liverpool can play in other positions. James Milner and Jordan Henderson have played as full-backs, while Fabinho has made a few appearances in the heart of the defence.

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It is that kind of versatility that would make Minamino a decent addition to the side. Hopefully, the Japanese is a Liverpool player soon and an official announcement is made soon.

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Liverpool in contact with representatives of 20-year-old Brazilian striker ahead of possible move

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Liverpool in contact with Evanilson’s representatives over possible 2020 move

Liverpool have been linked with Brazilian youngster Evanilson, according to UOL (h/t Liverpool Echo).

The 20-year-old striker plays for Fluminense and his contract expires with them in February.

The report claims that Liverpool have contacted Evanilson’s representatives over a possible switch next season.

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Jurgen Klopp during a pre-season game (Image credit: Getty)

Liverpool have also scouted the forward all season (h/t Liverpool Echo) and it will be interesting to see what happens with him in the coming months.

Evanilson also spent a season on loan at Samorin, but has broken into the Fluminense first-team recently.

The 20-year-old still has a lot to learn in the game and it will be interesting to see if we sign him in the coming months.

Liverpool’s youth policy

Evanilson could be a smart signing for the future. The Reds have invested in their youth teams in the past and have seen a couple of those players become regulars for the first-team.

Harvey Elliott and Sepp van den Berg were two young players who were signed in the previous summer window.

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Harvey Elliott joined Liverpool from Fulham (Image credit: Getty)

The pair have also impressed in the Carabao Cup and could feature further this season. Curtis Jones has also done well and also played against Bournemouth after coming off the bench.

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The Reds have made some excellent signings under Jurgen Klopp’s tenure, and Evanilson could be the next one.

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