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Van Dijk and Firmino get 9s – Liverpool player ratings from best to worst in 3-0 win over Burnley

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Burnley vs Liverpool ratings: Liverpool player ratings

Liverpool made it 13 straight Premier League wins, a club record after they defeated Burnley 3-0 on Saturday.

The Reds continued their winning streak from last season and kept their twopoint lead over Manchester City at the top of the table.

Liverpool have won all four of their Premier League games this season and will head off to the international break in high spirits.

Jurgen Klopp put out a strong XI with Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross going into the net in the first half.

Roberto Firmino was handed possession in the Burnley half and he slid Sadio Mane in to make it 2-0 before half-time.

Firmino then got the third late in the game to wrap up the points in a thoroughly mature performance.

Virgil van Dijk was excellent at the back again while Adrian was great too, and here are the player ratings from the clash.

Liverpool player ratings

Adrian – 8/10

No mistakes from the Spaniard this time. Adrian was equal to all efforts from the Burnley attack, and he looked great with his feet too.

Trent Alexander-Arnold – 8/10

Trent was a little lucky with his cross going in, and it was given as an own-goal, however, the Englishman was great in both attack and defence for the Reds.

Joel Matip – 8/10

Matip put up another great showing for the Reds as he had to deal with the likes of Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes.

Virgil van Dijk – 9/10

Van Dijk seemed to be at the end of every cross that Burnley put into the box. The Dutch defender was supreme in keeping the opposition away and was excellent throughout the game.

Andy Robertson – 8/10

Robbo might not be getting a lot of assists this season but he was great down the left and kept things ticking.

Fabinho – 8/10

The Brazilian disrupted the Burnley attack several times as he tackled well and won possession for us.

Georginio Wijnaldum – 7.5/10

Wijnaldum did his regular shift in the midfield as he kept possession well and linked up with the attack too.

Jordan Henderson – 8/10

The captain did a great job in controlling the midfield but he also supported Trent on the right and pumped in a few crosses. He also had one great chip for Mohamed Salah but the Egyptian was unlucky not to score.

Mohamed Salah – 8/10

Salah didn’t score but looked great as he hit the post early on. The Egyptian needs to pass the ball sometimes to the open man, but our front three were incredible against the Clarets.

Roberto Firmino – 9/10

Firmino was the pressing machine once again as he got a deserved goal in the second half. The Brazilian created the goal for Mane too and was excellent throughout the game.

Sadio Mane – 8.5/10

Mane was visibly upset after being subbed as Salah made a couple of poor decisions, but the Senegal star was a threat all afternoon and took his chance really well in the first half.

Substitutes

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – 7/10

Replaced Hendo later on and did a decent job in the minutes he got.

Xherdan Shaqiri – NA

Shaq didn’t have a lot of time to impress.

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Divock Origi – NA

Origi also picked up a few minutes right at the end.

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Liverpool trail other European giants in the race for €100m Bundesliga star

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Liverpool trail big European giants in race for Kai Havertz

Bild (h/t Metro) reports that Liverpool are interested in Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz but face competition from several top clubs.

The 20-year-old German has been in sensational form for the Bundesliga side over the past two years and scored 17 goals in the league last time around.

His return hasn’t been that great this season, with just one goal from six games in all competitions.

Kai Havertz

Havertz is a German international and the Reds face competition from Real Madrid, Juventus, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich in the race to sign him (h/t Metro).

The 20-year-old is contracted with the Germans until 2022, but has refused to sign an extension and could cost close to €100m, according to the report.

Liverpool trailing the other big names

The Reds could do with someone of Havertz’s abilities and we didn’t spend much in this summer window.

However, the report claims that the Premier League leaders are trailing the other clubs in the race to sign the German.

Munich and Real have the best chance of landing the Bundesliga sensation while Dortmund is an unlikely destination for the German (h/t Metro).

It will be interesting to see where Havertz ends up in the future as he needs to move away from Leverkusen to continue his development.

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Liverpool is a perfect club for the 20-year-old and hopefully, the youngster can grow under Jurgen Klopp.

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Liverpool send a scout to watch RB Leipzig’s Champions League clash against Benfica

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Liverpool send scout to watch RB Leipzig win over Benfica

Record (h/t Liverpool Echo) claims that the Reds sent a scout over to watch RB Leipzig’s clash against Benfica in the Champions League.

The Germans came out 2-1 winners, thanks to a brace from Timo Werner in the Group G clash.

Timo Werner
Timo Werner of RB Leipzig

The Liverpool Echo adds that Werner has been a target for the Reds and was the star of the show, thanks to his brace.

The report, however, doesn’t pinpoint which player Liverpool were watching, but it was another impressive showing by Leipzig.

A Bundesliga powerhouse on the rise

We already signed one player from Leipzig in the past, with Naby Keita joining us. The Guinea midfielder has struggled for fitness since his arrival at Anfield, but the Germans have several quality players in the team.

Leipzig are also leading the Bundesliga currently and are one point ahead of Borussia Dortmund and Freiburg.

Emil Forsberg

Liverpool have been linked with Emil Forsberg in the past (h/t Metro), and Jurgen Klopp has raided Schalke in the past for Joel Matip too.

We haven’t signed many players from the Bundesliga during Klopp’s time, with Loris Karius and Ragnar Klavan being the two other big names.

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Liverpool didn’t sign any major players in the summer, and it will be interesting to see what our transfer activity is during the winter window.

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Impressive Chelsea starlet could be fit to face Liverpool after midweek injury

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Mason Mount provides positive update ahead of Liverpool clash

Chelsea’s return to the Champions League didn’t go too well as they lost 1-0 at home to Valencia.

Frank Lampard’s side also missed a penalty in the clash as the away side picked up all three points.

However, one of the talking points in the clash was Mason Mount picking up an injury after a tackle from Francis Coquelin.

Mason Mount

The former Arsenal man was only booked for a tough challenge on the English youngster, but the Metro (h/t Liverpool Echo) claims that Mount is hopeful of featuring against Liverpool on Sunday.

Chelsea host the Reds in the clash of the weekend, and it will be interesting to see if Mount features in the game.

A young side against the best in the league

The English midfielder has been impressive in a youthful Chelsea side and already has three goals from five games.

Liverpool have to be wary of the threat possessed by Lampard’s team but the Reds are the only club with a 100% winning record in the Premier League this season.

The Reds, however, were beaten in their first game of the Champions League but put up a good showing against Napoli on Tuesday.

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Liverpool have a fivepoint lead over Manchester City at the top of the Premier League, but the trip to Stamford Bridge will be another tough test for the Reds.

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