EVEN more fuming about Leicester now.
Bossed that today, even if Arsenal scored a really good goal…
Simon Mignolet: 8
Cannot overstate how good a save that was from Olivier Giroud’s header — had to rearrange balance, strong hand and the calmness not to lose his head when it bounced back into play.
Nathaniel Clyne: 7
Can’t believe how wide him and James Milner were when we had possession in the back four, pulled Arsenal into all kinds of weird shapes
Some crucial interventions at key times when Arsenal looked to invoke the famous mass Liverpool panic.
Joel Matip: 7
Let one drift over his head but, besides that, was solid. His best performance since coming back from injury, adapted well to the change in Arsenal’s attacking intent in the second period.
Ragnar Klavan: 7
Looked to have a semblance of understanding with Matip and Emre Can — between them, in the main, managing to stifle Arsenal’s first half attacking intent.
Couple of arse twitches but maybe that’s more on the crowd than him.
James Milner: 8
Better, much better than of late.
Needed a big one with Jordan Henderson missing and didn’t disappoint.
Emre Can: 8.5
Obviously read my rating from Leicester and thought “fuck you, Heaton, you midget cunt.”
So, so good today, everything on instinct, which may actually be the issue, but bossed it for long periods.
Georginio Wijnaldum: 8
We play well, he plays well.
Lay a track for the tank and he’ll roll over anyone, great little finish to put it to bed too.
Adam Lallana: 8
Easily the best he’s looked since he’s come back, linked, defending, broke up play, calmed everything down when needed.
Same again please, la.
Sadio Mane: 9
Ridiculous, isn’t he?
Watch the finish, seriously, watch it over and over, gets better with every viewing.
Balance is incredible.
Philippe Coutinho: 7.5
Still missing a little something but we don’t half look better with him in the side.
Roberto Firmino: 8.5
Did all the lads get together and have a word again?
Been shite for seven weeks and wanted to fight the world tonight.
Not sure if he meant his first touch for the first goal but he scored anyway so who’s arsed?
Divock Origi: 7
They took their big lads off so we put ours on.
Great little run and assist for the one that put it to bed.
Lucas Leiva: n/a
Trent Alexander-Arnold: 10
Better than life.