The Premier League champions dropped points in back-to-back games for the first time this season. Mistakes ultimately cost the Reds as the all-time record-points tally fell out of Liverpool’s grasp following a 2-1 defeat at the Emirates Stadium.
Here are the RTK player ratings following only Liverpool’s third defeat of the season…
Alisson Becker – 5
Christ, I’d like to know what these post-Premier League celebration drinks had in them. Had little to do most of the game but was at fault for the second goal. Very unlike the Brazilian No.1.
Trent Alexander-Arnold – 6
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Passing was fine just lacked his usual cutting edge with his crosses.
Joe Gomez – 7
The composed figure of the two central defenders. Passing was excellent and positioning was also commendable. Can’t be faulted for any of the goals.
Virgil van Dijk – 5
A Van Dijk mistake just feels too weird to write. I’m still trying figure out if that really happened. Only his second error leading to a goal in 88 matches. Even the big Dutchman has showcased he is human.
Andy Robertson – 7
Was a menace down that left-flank. Beautifully weighted pass to assist Mane’s goal.
Fabinho – 5
Not good enough in possession and was far too clumsy with his challenges
Wijnaldum – 6
Lively figure and always looking to get on the ball, just couldn’t find that killer pass.
Oxlade-Chamberlain – 6
Tested Martinez with a decent effort. Apart from that, rather quiet on his return to the Emirates.
Mane – 7
Absolutely terrorised Arsenal’s defence in the opening 30 minutes. His goal typified his energy and was by far the standout player in the first-half.
Salah – 5
Non-existent first-half. Just couldn’t get a foothold.
Firmino – 6
Smart link-up play and almost benefitted from a Martinez mistake but his effort brushed off the post.
Minamino – 6
Was lively when he came on and was bright with the ball. Wasn’t quite effective enough with the ball.
Origi – 5
Very poor when he came on. Needless foul late on.
Shaqiri – 6
First appearance since January. Had the ball in the back of the net but was ruled out following an Origi foul.
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