Ben Johnson’s player ratings for The Anfield Wrap after Newcastle United v Liverpool in the Premier League at St. James’ Park…
Man of match.
Man of the match first half which is mad. Unbelievable save first five minutes. Game saving. What a pass to salah for the nose dive from their keeper the big stiff fucker. Ha ha ha. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen someone try to head it then try and trap it with their nose. What a fella / tree.
Great save second half when the reds where determined to concede.
Unreal performance frost half. Some of the balls. The one for Nunez goal is glorious. The interplay to get him space central was glorious. At his best on the ball today. Was at his best today Trent, almost unplayable.
Good game to get one in the tank. Played well Virgil.
Not great today Joe. Weirdly exposed against ten men all day fucking long. Made some odd decisions but then got a clean sheet so fuck it.
Was weirdly great and not quite at his best at the same time. Great tempo, why the fuck did he try and pass that one at the end the big whopper x
What a turn in the lead up to the second. Majestic. Again, played well when we were playing 11, not so much when it went to ten.
Probably Liverpool’s best midfielder weirdly given that he has spent the last 3 months looking like he had PTSD. Broke it up really well and managed his yellow great. A couple of great through balls.
Surprised he started as he ran his very old legs off the other day. Stitched the fuckers back on today and gave it a go. Like two big legs of lamb. Great at 1-0, great interplay for the first goal. Like the reds not really in it against ten men.
Lovely play and ball for the first interchanging to get space for Trent and then what a pass to the Gakpo for the second. Unlucky a few times when he was nearly in. Thought he was such a threat all game. Back to his best, unlucky not to score.
What a fucking strike. Love the little half step he takes before fucking lashing it. Nearly bursts the bastarding net. Wild that he never got a foul when he hurt his shoulder and he give the free kick the other way. Soft manc twat. Hopefully something and nothing.
Great goal. Lovely movement for the goal. Great finish. Weirdly not really in it aside from that.
Wow. Come on megged someone and then? Systematically tried to fuck the reds at every step. Gave it away Willy fucking billy.
The opposite of the above. Twatted everyone, won ball after ball. Pure sensible
Thought he was great when he came on, could have scored three. Great movement, good to get some minutes in his legs.
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