THE perfect start to this mad run of fixtures that The Reds are about to embark on, and it never really seemed as though things wouldn’t go to plan.
Simon Mignolet: 6
Had so little to do, but could have been off his line quicker a few times. Did some mad drag back where it looked like he was going to fall over, that aside barely touched it.
Trent Alexander-Arnold: 7
Dealt with Nathan Redmond well for the most part. Offered an outlet on the wing and even made some good runs into the box. And still only 19.
Dejan Lovren: 6
Dealt better with the boos than he has done in the past. Loved the Liverpool supporters responding to the away end, who seemed to get bored of booing by the end. Did Virgil van Dijk at one point as well…
Ragnar Klavan: 6
Fella behind me said: “Why are we passing to that donkey,” within the first five minutes. Did fairly well for the rest of the game.
Alberto Moreno: 7
Has really come along this season, and I would have been one of the first to criticise previously.
Jordan Henderson: 7
Everything seemed to go through him this game. Set the tempo and played some great long passes to show off his range. Could do with being in and around the box more, if I’m nit picking.
Georginio Wijnaldum: 6
Could probably be a five. Didn’t do loads but, by the same token, didn’t do much wrong.
Philippe Coutinho: 8
Thought he wasn’t at his best before the goal despite a few nice turns and touches, but took the chance well enough. Nice reception going off, just hope his comments in the week don’t look hollow come the summer — or worse, in January.
Mohamed Salah: 10
What can you say about this fella? First goal was a boss finish and feel like we’ve seen the second a million times before already. Don’t reckon he’ll ever stop scoring tbh.
Roberto Firmino: 8
Mad how there are fellas that seriously think we should sign a “more conventional” striker. What he contributes to this Liverpool side is irreplaceable, whether he scores enough or not.
Sadio Mane: 8
Love him, ya know. And that was on a “quiet” day.
Emre Can: 6
Almost got booked straightaway. Would hate to see what Pep Guardiola could do with him at Manchester City.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: N/A
James Milner: N/A