Liverpool beat Brighton 2-1 at Anfield today to extend their lead at the top to 11 points. Two first half goals from Virgil van Dijk put the hosts ahead, Brighton equalised in controversial fashion following a red card for Alisson Becker. Here are our Liverpool player ratings against Brighton.
Goalkeeper: Alisson Becker – 8
Alisson performed superbly and his red card was necessary, we can’t fault him for it.
Right back: Trent Alexander-Arnold – 9
Two first half assists for the Scouser, he showed just how vital he is to the side.
Centre back: Virgil van Dijk – 10
I mean, come on. A first half brace, infalible at the back. He deserves his perfect score in our Liverpool player ratings against Brighton.
Centre back: Dejan Lovren – 8.5
Solid at the back, he looks like a new man next to Van Dijk.
Left back: Andy Robertson – 9
Andy Robbo did as Andy Robbo does, he worked his socks off and was as good offensively as he was defensively.
Defensive midfield: Jordan Henderson – 8.5
Reliable as ever in possession, his pressing was top quality too.
Centre midfield: Gini Wijnaldum – 8.5
Gini does his job efficiently and without fuss. You can’t fault him.
Centre midfield: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – 9
The Ox has breathed new life into the midfield, he used the ball quickly and with purpose.
Right wing: Mo Salah – 6
Mo is far from his best and could likely do with another week or so to fully rest up and come back fighting.
Striker: Bobby Firmino – 8
Bobby was creative and determined as ever. Unlucky to finish the game without a goal for the 11th consecutive time at Anfield.
Left wing: Sadio Mane – 9
It was a stellar performance from the tenacious Sadio Mane, he deserved a goal for his industry and vision.