WHEN you can’t get the goal difference, settle for winning every game and never conceding again.
Brighton seemed to have learned their lesson from last season and were well drilled to plug gaps and kick everybody in a red shirt on sight. Fair play to them, it still didn’t work.
Alisson Becker: 8
He’s off his head, isn’t he? Would love to know who taught him that flick. Hope it was John Achterberg. Give them both lifetime contracts.
Trent Alexander-Arnold: 7
That pass in the second half is what the heart eyes emoji was made for. One of these freekicks he keeps taking charge of is going to go flying in one day and we can all go to town.
Joe Gomez: 6
Was just sound. Didn’t need to be any more or less than that.
Virgil van Dijk: 6
Similar to Gomez but with a bit more work to do.
Andy Robertson: 6
Was so busy all game. Up and down that left-hand side constantly. Reckon he’ll leg it home from the game.
James Milner: 7
Ran a lot, got fouled just as much. Got back up every time he got volleyed and even gave some back — absolute warrior.
Gini Wijnaldum: 7
About a thousand different players in the body of one happy, Dutch fella. Can’t wait to see who he’ll be next week.
Naby Keita: 6
A quiet day after a loud evening on Monday.
Mo Salah: 8
Gets the all-important goal and makes it look so easy. Absolutely loves playing at Anfield, doesn’t he? He probably won’t get 40 goals this season, but we’ll take 39.
Sadio Mane: 6
Like Keita, he was quieter than Monday, which is allowed.
Roberto Firmino: 6
Couple of nice flicks. Almost got flattened by their ‘keeper and somehow got a foul given against him. Figure that one out.
Jordan Henderson: 6
Gonna look so good lifting number 19 in May.
Daniel Sturridge: N/A
Gutted he won’t get goals with his first touch every week.
Joel Matip: N/A
Was worried about the “bringing on a centre-back and conceding” curse carrying over from last season. I obviously hadn’t take Alisson into account.
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Do it when your sober la. Cos that’s absolute dogshit
TAA needs a rest
No, he doesn’t. He was absolute boss all game long!
Tough gig filling in for some of the funniest writers on the planet. Probably for the best to keep it short and sweet.
I absolutely adore reading your match ratings,So funny! I have lived outside of my native Liverpool all my life but read these ratings in my mind with a scouse accent!
I thought Robertson deserved more than a six, he played his little Scottish heart out and caused Brighton all kinds of trouble. It was a shame our front three couldn’t be more productive with his contributions.
Not very one josh. Not too critical. Wasn’t a relaxing second half but still a 1-0 win better than Benteke offside to win 1-0 in 2015
Argh blame the booze
Nice one Josh. Not too critical. Wasn’t a relaxing second half but still a 1-0 win better than Benteke offside to win 1-0 in 2015
Disagree with Joey G’s marking. Thought this was the day he stepped out of big V’s shadow and became a proper centre half in his own right. Looked more confident and assertive all round (as his stats show) and wasn’t afraid to let others know when they weren’t doing their jobs. Can’t have too many leaders and I believe we saw those characteristics from Joe Gomez yesterday.
I’m all for giving our players a free pass, but I don’t think Allisson is deserving of an eight. Some of the stuff he tried on was very risky and unnecessary. If it was Karius or Mignolet doing it, some of the usual suspects on here wouldn’t be holding back in their criticism.
Hopefully Klopp tells him to keep a lid on some of the crazy stuff.
Jimmy Milner is the new Cally.
Great shout, tireless work ethic, never gives less than 100%, just like Cally.