Liverpool finally returned to Premier League action on Sunday in a  0-0 draw against Everton. Here are our player ratings on a slow day for the Reds.

Alisson Becker – 8

Did everything asked of him. A couple of good saves and his passing was spot on.

Trent Alexander-Arnold – 5

Just one of those days. Heavily involved and never hid but nothing came off.

Joel Matip – 7

One who suffered an unfortunate injury. Played well, though, on his first start for some time.

Virgil van Dijk – 8

Gets out Man of the Match. Your usual Van Dijk performance as he kept a make-shift Liverpool defence ticking over to have Everton at bay for 0-0.

Virgil van Dijk looked solid again.

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James Milner – 5

Went off injured in the first half and failed to get into the game as Liverpool focused down their right flank.

Fabinho – 7

Started slowly but looked very assured once he got going. Unlucky not to win the game with a late free-kick.

Jordan Henderson – 7

More involved than anyone, really. Covered the pitch well but a fairly average game otherwise.

Naby Keita – 6

Floated in and out of the game but had his moments. Not as effective as we hoped, though.

 

Sadio Mane – 5

A surprisingly quiet game from Mane. Rarely found space and when he did, he couldn’t take advantage.

Takumi Minamino – 6

Minamino looked quite bright before going off at half-time. Nothing really came off for him but some promising signs.

Roberto Firmino – 6

Wasted arguably Liverpool’s best chance but did link up well with others. Just didn’t look as sharp as he can.

Joe Gomez – 

Strange game for Gomez as he played left-back for the first time in years. Provided a game-saving touch onto the post.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – 5

Ineffective from the right when he came on. A difficult game for all the forwards, though.

Sadio Mane

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Gini Wijnaldum – 4

Very quiet when he came on and rarely got involved.

Divock Origi – 4

Surprisingly played from the left when he came on. Didn’t really do anything.

Dejan Lovren – 4

Managed to fall over twice defending the same dribble. Liverpool looked shaky once he was on.

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