Ben Johnson’s player ratings after Liverpool 4 Arsenal 0 in the Premier League at Anfield…
Didn’t have much to do there really did he? Which is always sound. Great footwork for the one he pawed out the top corner. A lesser keeper throws himself through the air like a nobhead. Was that his lot? Aside from pinging balls to full backs?
That fucking ball in for the Sadio goal is unreal. Unreal. Puts it right there. Almost an xG on a plate. Like your dinner. Fucking finish that. Was getting a little bit lost in that inside channel first half but then becomes irresistible second half. Glorious.
Long legs Spider-Man.
Looked back to his imperious best today. Loved the last ditch one when they were in at the very start of the second half. Funny when he makes himself big, isn’t it? They had a shot first half just before half time and he almost inflated himself to block it. Like a fucking bouncy castle.
I thought he was fantastic today. The best thing you can say about him is that you just don’t miss Robbo when he plays. Which is some fucking compliment, mind you. Not a million miles away from being first choice if he carries this on.
He is just so sensationally good at what he does. When The Reds are blur of pressing, a machine of workrate he is the one who just holds his position, and sniffs out the danger. An unbelievable footballer. The best there is in there. Lashed two ridiculously unorthodox tackles in one after the other first half when we were building pressure to keep The Reds in the front foot. Unreal.
I was watching him first 30 wanting more, wondering if he is too much of a passenger. Then he popped up with two brilliant bits of defensive midfield play and found himself right in the middle of the game. Great second half, as good a workrate as anyone else, and pressed like his life depended on it. Is right
Same as above. For 30 minutes I’m wondering if our midfield is a little too lightweight/passive or whatever. And then we score and a masterclass ensues. Lovely touch throughout. Won the ball back high up the pitch from mad angels time and again. Boss.
Mo Salah: 8
Funny the way he gets lashed all over the pitch by everyone and no referee is arsed. Incredible the way he just takes it on the chin and bats on. OK, not a pen no? Well thanks for the goal, dickhead. Such a threat. That left back, who did alright by the way, will be having nightmares all week.
Funny, isn’t he? Was a little worried he is a bit of nothing then he just starts waltzing through defenders and that for a laugh, sitting divvies down and slotting. Hahaha.
Wild the way he gets booted like fuck all day and never gets a thing. Great mindset to keep going, score and kick shite out of them. Thought he was deffo getting sent off but stayed on instead and set some goals up. What a fella.
Was so delighted for him, you know. He just looks like a boss fella. Was so happy for him to score in front of The Kop, and to also know that he was going to score. Might kick on now.
Tyler The Creator:
Was sound, wasn’t he? Made up for him.
Was great when he came on. Just so front foot in everything he does.
Arteta. Soft twat. Placid nothing of a game, people starting to worry about The Reds, tried to have a straightener with Jurgen, all hell breaks loose. Honestly, was so stupid. Jurgen then gets the crowd going, everyone is out for blood and The Reds duly provide it. Biting necks all over the show. Blood everywhere.
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Amazing we won 4-0 with only 10 men…
What was so glorious, so delicious about the Arteta panto was the sense that it was somehow choreographed. Look at his demeanour up to that point: sullen, like he’s been trying out poses in the mirror all week – waiting for an opportunity. Then he blows a gasket over nothing and tries to go all in. It looks tragicomic but he’s thinking “I’m Johnny Big Balls, this is my team, no more piss weak Arsenal” etc. That this was “a statement”.
And it was. But the statement is: you are a dickhead. You are miles behind your rival, the big, charismatic trophy-winning guy in the Pool dugout. You have Lego hair. You are in a dugout but in an alternative universe you are a needly head of sales bossing people around near the photocopier.
Dreadfully embarrassing, obviously. But great for us. Cheers Mikel!
As Punch….or perhaps Judy might say ” That’s the way to do it”
Love the Thiago angels, biggest bestest wings and everything.
“Won the ball back high up the pitch from mad angels time and again.” might be my favourite misquote ever
Thiago like Mark Wahlberg in Max Payne.
Thiago was impossible to subdued
We needed him for the control of possession looking at our previous games we lost it in the midfield.
In the match he was par excellence
He was helping out both in attack and in defense my man of the match.
In fact everyone was rock solid Ox was excellent
Fabinho was indomitable stopping any attack immediately before they can even develop.
And the front three were unplayable.
Mo’s normal service has resumed.
A brilliant curling free kick from Trent was headed down by Mane into Ramsdale’s net.
The third goal though was clearly copied from the training ground.
From Alli to Tsim and then that Jota’s nodded pass to Sadio landed as if it was measured perfectly for mane then to Mo at the kop end the rest is history.
The fourth The ball from Mane to Mo then mo finds Trent quickly slide the ball across goal for Taki to side foot it home also at the kop end I was like,
geez, the flow was amazing the synergy among the group at the moment is stunning and breathtaking.
Watching Jota’s goal made me hold my breath multiple times like a lady getting orgasm.
It was my favorite
Jota receiving the ball inside the box and show incredible composure to beat the sliding in ben white then take the ball past a certain Ramsdale who was ever ready to do a double save but he made sure he Rams was dead and buried before slotting it home also at the kop end
It was ABSOLUTELY FIIILLLTHY.