Here are our Liverpool player ratings vs Wolves after the Reds’ FA Cup 3rd Round replay at Molineux on Tuesday evening.
Liverpool took on Wolves on Tuesday evening with a much-changed side. Jurgen Klopp hoped to both rotate and progress in the FA Cup, calling on several young players to help him.
It was an otherwise uneventful game – but Liverpool will like that. They didn’t give away easy chances and controlled Wolves well enough. This was definitely progress.
Liverpool player ratings
Coaimhín Kelleher – 7
Exactly what Liverpool needed from Kelleher. He didn’t face too much but answered everything well. A good save from Ruben Neves’s free-kick, too.
James Milner – 7
Very solid. Klopp took a chance on Milner at right-back and it paid off. He’s a legitimate option there for Liverpool.
Ibrahima Konaté – 8
Effectively sharing this rating with Gomez. The pair of them were solid, consistent, and forced Wolves into a battle.
Joe Gomez – 8
As above but also went out and performed as a right-back, too. Gomez’s best game in a while.
Kostas Tsimikas – 6
Lost Adama Traore on a couple of occasions but that’s inevitable and he wasn’t punished. Unusually quiet going forward, though.
Stefan Bajcetic – 7
We liked this. Bajcetic looked fantastic at times and his confidence is incredible for his age. But there were a couple of rough moments – as you’d expect from a youngster.
Naby Keita – 7
Keita didn’t affect the game all that much going forward but he was solid and consistent here. Along with the rest of the midfield, this was a big upgrade on recent weeks.
Thiago – 7
Better from Thiago and Liverpool were more solid with the ball here. He moved it well and looked more like himself.
Harvey Elliott – 9
His overall game wasn’t a nine and Elliott was quiet often in this one. His goal, however, was a moment of world-class talent. He’s been called ‘magnificent’ and this showed why.
Fabio Carvalho – 5
It’s increasingly obvious that Carvalho is a no.10 playing in a team that doesn’t use a no.10. Struggles to get involved from the left.
Cody Gakpo – 5
It’s a very difficult one for Gakpo. He’s arrived at Liverpool as a winger and is immediately asked to play out of position. He had mis moments here but doesn’t look comfortable.
Mohamed Salah – 6
Busy and held it up well as a centre-forward. Couldn’t find any chances, however.
Curtis Jones – 6
A couple of good touches and nearly found the far corner. A couple of frustrating passes.
Nat Phillips – 5
Was solid other than a poor foul right on the edge of the box.
Fabinho – 6
A decent cameo with some nice passes.
Ben Doak – 7
Maybe a bit high but Doak’s energy and aggression here were fantastic to see. Always leaves Liverpool fans wanting more.