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Liverpool player ratings vs Midtjylland: One ace scores high but three fail to make impact


Liverpool maintained their 100 per cent record in this season’s Champions League as a heavily rotated squad beat Midtjylland 2-0. Diogo Jota scored the opening goal when he converted Trent Alexander-Arnold’s low cross. Substitute Mohamed Salah sealed the win in added time from the penalty spot after he was brought down in the box.

Liverpool (4-3-3)

Alisson 6

Very little to do as Liverpool dominated possession throughout the clash.

Alexander-Arnold 8

Clever run to break the offside trap and pin-point cross for the opening goal. Also put numerous good deliveries into the box.

Fabinho 6

Did what was required of him but was withdrawn with a worrying hamstring injury inside half an hour.

Gomez 6

Brought the ball out well but had little to do going back towards his own goal.

Robertson 5

Most of Liverpool’s work came down the right but the Scot supported the side down the left when required.

Shaqiri 7

His acute ball sent Alexander-Arnold through for the opening goal. Also had some dazzling runs at the defence.

Henderson 6

Taken off at half-time but was tenacious as ever in the heart of the team.

Milner 5

Struggled to affect the game going forward. Lacked the creativity needed to unlock Midtjylland’s deep defence.

Jota 7

In the right place at the right time to score the opening goal. Must be giving Klopp food for thought.

Minamino 5

Seems to be more effective when brought off the bench. Had little input and was hauled off after an hour.

Origi 6

Battled well against the centre-backs and showed some smart touches bringing others into the game.

SUBS

R Williams 6 (for Fabinho, 30)

Wijnaldum 6 (for Henderson, 45)

Mane 6 (for Minamino, 60)

Salah 7 (for Origi, 60)

Firmino 6 (for Jota, 81)





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