Liverpool beat Crystal Palace 2-1 at Selhurst Park today to maintain their lead at the top. It was a scrappy win, which as we all know is the mark of champions. A win is a win. Here are our Liverpool player ratings against Crystal Palace:
Goalkeeper: Alisson Becker – 7
The Brazilian had a solid game as usual, there was nothing he could do about the goal.
Right back: Trent Alexander-Arnold – 6
Trent was far from his best today defensively and his delivery wasn’t on point. However some of his passing was extraordinary as ever.
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Centre back: Dejan Lovren – 5
Dejan Lovren was far too easily beaten for the Crystal Palace equaliser, Joe Gomez definitely deserves another chance now.
Centre back: Virgil van Dijk – 8
Imperious as ever at the back. The Dutchman was a magnet for crosses.
Left back: Andy Robertson – 7
Robbo’s work rate was impressive as ever but his delivery was lacking today.
Defensive midfield: Fabinho – 7.5
Fabinho had a solid game in midfield, making some crucial interceptions.
Centre midfield: Jordan Henderson – 7
Jordan Henderson was industrious ever, covering every blade of grass.
Centre midfield: Gini Wijnaldum – 6.5
Gini looked a touch leggy today and failed to really impose himself in the midfield.
Right wing: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – 7.5
The Ox was bright and inventive, pulling off some clever first time touches and through balls.
Striker: Bobby Firmino – 8.5
Bobby Firmino worked his socks off today and his crucial goal was well deserved.
Left wing: Sadio Mane – 9
Sadio pressed and pressed and pressed today. Without his work rate up top we would have faced some dangerous counter attacks, his goal was a just reward.