Liverpool Player Ratings vs Everton: Alisson and Gomez positive in goal-less affair at Goodison Park
Plenty of chances were squandered on both ends of the pitch. Goalkeeping masterclass from Jordan Pickford and Alisson Becker. One Everton goal was ruled offside and Liverpool went close on multiple occasions. No derby day in Merseyside ends without cards and this was par for the course.
Liverpool have dropped points once again in the season, not looking nice for Jurgen’s men. Joe Gomez was brilliant on the night, probably the best outfield player for Liverpool. The same cannot be said of several others why were abject.
Here are the player ratings for Liverpool’s players.
Alisson Becker 8
Four important saves for the Talismanic Brazilian. Included one world-class tip-over from a Dwight McNeil curler. Best Liverpool player on the night. Shouldn’t have been given much of a task in the first place.
Trent Alexander-Arnold 6.5
Not all his passes reach the desired target and did not have much to offer on the offensive front as well. Slow defensively on multiple occasions. Had a much better start to the second 45, but was subbed off.
Joe Gomez 8
Liverpool’s best outfield player. Total no-nonsense defending from the Englishman. Such performances push his chances of an England call-up. Three interceptions, 80% tackle success rate, and great at reading the game. Very composed on the ball. Transitioned into right-back towards the end of the game.
Virgil van Dijk 6
An unusually below-average game according to his own standards. Made no tackles in the game. Played too safe. Received a yellow card in the second half for a silly challenge. But to his credit, made the most passes in the entire game.
Kostas Tsimikas 6
Quiet game for the greek scouser who won a couple of fouls early in the game. He prevailed in battle with Anthony Gordon of Everton. Corner kicks could have been much better. Subbed off at the hour mark.
The rating is only worthy of the role he plays, that of a number 6. Received the ball multiple times from the backline but failed to create chances for the wingers. Had a good shot on target, but was blocked by Pickford. Nevertheless, a sub-par game for the Brazilian.
Fabio Carvalho 5
Seemed a bit lost during the game and played only for 45 minutes. At the receiving end of a bad tackle and was eventually replaced by Roberto Firmino. The occasion got to his head clearly.
Harvey Elliot 7
Made a flurry of quick passes with Mohamed Salah to create a few chances. Had a shot on target and is probably our most consistent player this season. Learning quickly for his age. he has got a great future at the club.
Mohamed Salah 6
Merely a shadow of his former self, one could argue he was invisible for the first half. Linked up with Firmino in the second half. Could have had the winner in the dying embers of the game, but again, Pickford proved unbeatable.
Darwin Nunez 6.5
Confidence grew as the game went by. Excellent attempt tipped onto the crossbar by the opposition keeper. Two close headers as well. Was fairly decent in the second half, before getting subbed.
Luis Diaz 7
Great presence of mind when on the ball. Showed great pressing and work rate but couldn’t find the finish on the day. One attempt bruised off the crossbar in what was the Reds’ closest attempt at goal.
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Roberto Firmino 7
Attack looked much more lively since Bobby’s introduction. Should’ve started the game instead of Nunez. Great pressing, and swift on the ball. Denied more than once by Pickford.
Andrew Roberston 6
Came on in the 60th minute. Not much opportunity for the Scotsman. Tried to outrun the opposition, but by then Everton started exploring the right flank even more.
James Milner 5
Poor at right-back, almost led to a goal eventually ruled out for offside. Milly’s old legs unfortunately couldn’t keep up with the quick wingers. Transitioned into midfield later on.
Joel Matip N/A
15 touches in his 10 minutes of play. Failed to create a lasting impact on the outcome of the game.
Diogo Jota N/A
First glimpse of Jota this season. A headed attempt towards the end of the game. Did not play much to garner a rating.