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Ben Johnson’s alternative approach to post-match Liverpool player ratings…

FC Porto 1 Liverpool 5: Match Ratings

FC Porto 1 Liverpool 5: Match Ratings

Ben Johnson’s player ratings after FC Porto v Liverpool in the second round of the Champions League group stage at the Estadio Do Dragao... Alisson Becker: 8 Had that one save to do first half where he read the lad's mind before he’d even decided what to do and then...

Brentford 3 Liverpool 3: Match Ratings

Brentford 3 Liverpool 3: Match Ratings

Ben Johnson’s player ratings after Brentford 3 Liverpool 3 in the Premier League at the Brentford Community Stadium, as it's sixes all round...   WERE The Reds shite at the back or did they just get diddled? I’m genuinely not sure. Did enough to win. Could have...

Norwich City 0 Liverpool 3: Match Ratings

Norwich City 0 Liverpool 3: Match Ratings

Ben Johnson’s player ratings after Norwich City 0 Liverpool 3 in the League Cup at Carrow Road, as Minamino and Origi grabbed the goals...   I’LL be honest with you. I had the best of intentions. Seriously. Set the Sky+ to make sure I recorded the game, went out...

Liverpool 3 Crystal Palace 0: Match Ratings

Liverpool 3 Crystal Palace 0: Match Ratings

Ben Johnson’s player ratings after Liverpool 3 Crystal Palace 0 in the Premier League at Anfield, as Mo Salah worked his magic once again...   Alisson: 8 He might honestly be the difference between The Reds finishing third and winning the league. Just ridiculous...

Liverpool 3 AC Milan 2: Match Ratings

Liverpool 3 AC Milan 2: Match Ratings

Ben Johnson’s player ratings after Liverpool 3 AC Milan 2 in the Champions League at Anfield, as Mo Salah once again stood out...   Alisson: 8 Absolutely fucking nothing to do first half and then, chop, chop, two goals go in where he really couldn’t have done...

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Brentford 3 Liverpool 3: The Anfield Wrap

The Anfield Wrap free podcast looking back over Brentford 3 Liverpool 3 in the Premier League at the Brentford Community Stadium.

Neil Atkinson hosts John Gibbons, Rob Gutmann and Mike Kearney…

Brentford 3 Liverpool 3…
a) A missed opportunity.
b) A crazy game.
c) Emotions seemed to play a massive part to me; Liverpool got swept along repeatedly. Embracing chaos may sometimes be good but not in that one.
d) The equaliser at 3-3 felt a bridge too far.

None of the back six play well…
a) And they have been playing very well. Defensive line a clear problem.
b) Credit to Brentford and especially Toney/Mbuemo whose movement was excellent.
c) Liverpool aren’t good at the bits. Brentford centre mid three very compact.
d) Brentford get encouragement early, just as it looks like Liverpool will be putting the hammer down.
e) Encouragement is a thing. Every single time it feels like Liverpool have the game where they want it, they give Brentford a reason to believe.
f) e.g. the save from Diogo Jota.

The chances Liverpool have…
a) And chances to find chances.
b) Scoring three away from home should be enough.
c) However I understand needing to get two clear. The Mo Salah and Sadio Mane double chance.
d) Again, encouragement.

The sub…
a) He makes it because he was making it.
b) Leads to our best period of the game. But…
c) He can make two more and had a really good bench.
d) Mad game to come into, I grant you.

The state of play…
a) Manchester United and Chelsea also dropping points.
b) All roads to next weekend.

Porto then…
a) Manchester City on the horizon. Changes to be made?
b) Porto deserved to beat Atletico away if anyone deserved to win that game. Not mugs.

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// THE MATCH RATINGS

Ben Johnson’s alternative approach to post-match Liverpool player ratings…

FC Porto 1 Liverpool 5: Match Ratings

FC Porto 1 Liverpool 5: Match Ratings

Ben Johnson’s player ratings after FC Porto v Liverpool in the second round of the Champions League group stage at the Estadio Do Dragao... Alisson Becker: 8 Had that one save to do first half where he read the lad's mind before he’d even decided what to do and then...

Brentford 3 Liverpool 3: Match Ratings

Brentford 3 Liverpool 3: Match Ratings

Ben Johnson’s player ratings after Brentford 3 Liverpool 3 in the Premier League at the Brentford Community Stadium, as it's sixes all round...   WERE The Reds shite at the back or did they just get diddled? I’m genuinely not sure. Did enough to win. Could have...

Norwich City 0 Liverpool 3: Match Ratings

Norwich City 0 Liverpool 3: Match Ratings

Ben Johnson’s player ratings after Norwich City 0 Liverpool 3 in the League Cup at Carrow Road, as Minamino and Origi grabbed the goals...   I’LL be honest with you. I had the best of intentions. Seriously. Set the Sky+ to make sure I recorded the game, went out...

Liverpool 3 Crystal Palace 0: Match Ratings

Liverpool 3 Crystal Palace 0: Match Ratings

Ben Johnson’s player ratings after Liverpool 3 Crystal Palace 0 in the Premier League at Anfield, as Mo Salah worked his magic once again...   Alisson: 8 He might honestly be the difference between The Reds finishing third and winning the league. Just ridiculous...

Liverpool 3 AC Milan 2: Match Ratings

Liverpool 3 AC Milan 2: Match Ratings

Ben Johnson’s player ratings after Liverpool 3 AC Milan 2 in the Champions League at Anfield, as Mo Salah once again stood out...   Alisson: 8 Absolutely fucking nothing to do first half and then, chop, chop, two goals go in where he really couldn’t have done...