Alexander-Arnold shines as 'outstanding' man gets back to his best: Liverpool player ratings vs Wolves
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Alexander-Arnold shines as 'outstanding' man gets back to his best: Liverpool player ratings vs Wolves

Liverpool got back to winning ways in the Premier League on Wednesday night, dispatching Wolves 2-0 at Anfield.

It was far from comfortable for the Reds, with Julen Lopetegui’s side making them work hard for the win. But two late goals made sure of the points.

Another clean sheet and a really pleasing win ahead of Sunday’s big game with Manchester United. Here’s how we rated the players on an important night.


Alisson: 6 – Has looked a little jittery of late and that continued with a couple of sloppy passes early on. Not too tested otherwise.

Trent Alexander-Arnold: 8 (Man of the Match) – One of the few Reds players performing with any kind of purpose in the first-half. Continued to look dangerous in the second, his passing decisive and showed some determined defending. Some touches of real quality throughout. Let’s see this consistently now.

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Ibrahima Konate: 7 – A few nervy moments with the ball early on but grew into the game. Showed the physicality that Liverpool have missed of late. Great to have him back.

Virgil van Dijk: 7 – Like his centre-back partner looked a lethargic in the early stages, but generally dealt well with Raul Jimenez. Caused trouble from set-pieces and couldn’t miss Diogo Jota’s square ball in-front of the Kop.

Kostas Tsimikas: 7– Hasn’t been good in recent performances and that initially continued on Wednesday night. Loose with the ball and not strong enough in the tackle at times. Much better second-half culminating in a brilliant give and go with Cody Gakpo, a race down the wing and a lovely pull back for Mohamed Salah. 2-0.


Fabinho: 8 – Much, much better from Fabinho who was biting into tackles like his old self. Pinched a ball in the box early on but couldn’t find Darwin Nunez in space. Great to have him looking so sharp again. Almost at his ‘outstanding’ best.

Harvey Elliott: 7 – Often seemed to find himself with Liverpool’s best chances of a goal but couldn’t take it. Otherwise brought good energy to the Liverpool midfield. Did his chances of a run in the team no harm.

Stefan Bajcetic: 7 – Started excellently, biting into tackles alongside Fabinho. Unlucky to be booked for a late tackle on Matheus Nunes. Continues to look at home in the senior side.

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Darwin Nunez: 7 – Liverpool didn’t get him into the game enough from the left-hand side. Worked hard defensively including a sensational switch of play to Trent from the left-back position. Unlucky to see a brilliant finish disallowed for a foul from Jota.

Diogo Jota: 6 – Such a frustrating player when he’s not quite at it. Loves to carry the ball which almost gave Liverpool an opener, but the untidiness of his run caused a foul. Kept going though and did brilliantly to steer a volley across goal onto Virgil’s head for 1-0.

Mohamed Salah: 8 – Liverpool’s most involved attacker but never quite got the rub of the green first-half. Like Jota, he kept on going and got his rewards with a tap-in for 2-0.


Cody Gakpo: 7 – Made a decisive contribution with a perfect one-two on the halfway line to set Tsimikas away to kill the game.

Jordan Henderson: 6 – A noticeable downgrade from Bajcetic unfortunately. Would benefit from keeping more of his passes on the ground.

James Milner: N/A

Roberto Firmino: N/A

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