Liverpool beat Arsenal 3-1 at Anfield tonight with a goal for Diogo Jota on his Premier League debut rounding off a thoroughly impressive performance. Here are our Liverpool player ratings v Arsenal:
Alisson Becker – 9
The Brazilian had very little to do but what he did have to do he did with minimal fuss, including a vital save from Alex Lacazette.
Trent Alexander-Arnold – 8.5
The Scouser in our team was impeccable as ever, his crossing ability is just something else.
Joe Gomez – 9
The Englishman used the ball well and was alert when he needed to be. His composure was immense.
Virgil van Dijk – 8.5
Virgil van Dijk just doesn’t break a sweat does he? Another imperious display.
Andy Robertson – 8.5
Andy Robbo, published author, was unlucky to be at fault for the Arsenal goal, he more than made up for it with his own strike.
Fabinho – 8.5
The best defensive midfielder in the world broke up play when he needed to and distributed it well.
Naby Keita – 9
The Guinean was sublime. He was everywhere, he never gave the Gunners a moment’s peace.
Gini Wijnaldum – 9
The Dutchman is a dynamo in the midfield, he was excellent as ever. He was hounding the visitors with just moments remaining.
Mo Salah – 7
Mo just terrifies defenders, he made a show of Kieran Tierney tonight. He had a 9 until that incident.
Sadio Mane – 9
Sadio was relentless as ever and deserved his goal.
Bobby Firmino – 9
Bobby Firmino’s movement, pressing and link up play were all on display tonight, it was another deadly display.