Here are our picks for Liverpool’s 10 best players this season. It’s been an up-and-down campaign for the Reds.
Liverpool haven’t hit the heights of last season in this campaign – or anywhere near them. There have been highs, of course, but a lot of lows as the Reds struggle for consistency.
So in a squad that’s underperforming, who have been the best? Here are our power rankings for Liverpool’s 10 best players so far.
Liverpool’s best players this season
This hasn’t been Thiago’s best campaign, and his form is actually a fair reflection of the squad. He’s had games where he never really got going and struggled to control things.
But his highs have been exceptional. Thiago has put in brilliant performances this season and that’s why he just about cracks our top 10.
9. Luis Díaz
Díaz would be higher on this list, if not for the injury. He hasn’t been able to participate over the last little while but we should remember how good he was before the absence.
His time away pushes him down the order but the Colombian remains a livewire for Liverpool.
8. Kostas Tsimikas
Tsimikas has been fantastic this season and up there with the very best left-backs in Europe. The sole reason we’re not putting him higher is that he’s typically come off the bench in Liverpool’s biggest games.
By the end of the season, though, he could be higher.
7. Andy Robertson
Some would put Tsimikas above the Scot and we wouldn’t argue against it. We’re putting Robertson at the top because he’s played the biggest games and typically delivered in them, though.
Even in the 4-1 defeat in Naples, Robertson grabbed an assist. He had two this weekend against Southampton, too, and kicked off the campaign in the Community Shield with one. There have been seven in total – a fantastic return.
6. James Milner
It’s quite incredible what Milner’s doing this season. Despite moving past the 20-year mark in the Premier League and playing his 600th game, the veteran is delivering in a big way.
He’s creating for Liverpool – and is up there with the country’s best – while also putting in a fantastic display at right-back against Manchester City.
5. Darwin Nunez
The way many talk about Nunez, you’d think he was a flop or struggling to deliver. The reality is that he’s got nine goals already for Liverpool, with two assists to go on top. It’s a great return for a young player at a new club.
There’s more to come, too, and only missing three games through suspension keeps him this low on the list. A brilliant player.
4. Harvey Elliott
Elliott has been consistent all season and is arguably the most consistent outfield player at Liverpool. We’ve absolutely loved what we’ve seen and his assist against Southampton is one of the highlights so far.
And as always with Elliott, there’s more to come. He could end this season as one of the absolute best players at the club.
3. Roberto Firmino
We expected Firmino to play a bit-part role as his contract wound down. Instead, he’s scored nine goals and made another four assists. It’s an incredible return from a player who wasn’t even first-choice for Liverpool in August.
Firmino already has more goals in the Premier League than last season. And more starts. This could end up being a special season from him.
2. Mohamed Salah
Salah started the season slowly in front of goal and got criticised for it. Only, that criticism was always unwarranted. No, he wasn’t scoring but he was creating more than anyone in England.
Then, inevitably, the goals came. Salah has 14 already and is the joint-top scorer in the Champions League. It’s shaping up to be another fantastic season – and another where records tumble.
1. Alisson Becker
There is absolutely no question whatsoever that Alisson tops Liverpool’s best players this season. There’s not even a debate. Without him, the Reds plummet down the table and possibly fail to get out of their Champions League group.
The Reds played well against Southampton and scored three. They still required a trio of world-class saves from Alisson to win the game. It’s largely been that way all season. With the defence struggling, Liverpool’s goalkeeper has been a lifesaver.