Burnley 0-1 Liverpool: Liverpool FC Player Ratings following narrow win over Burnley
The reds climbed their way up to a struggling 1-0 victory away win to Burnley Fc on Sunday with Fabinho scoring the only goal of the game and being awarded the man of the match.
Burnley 0-1 Liverpool FC
Goals: Fabinho 40′
Alisson (out of 10) – 8
The Brazilian international Alisson is no doubt enjoying a fantastic season and he was again very influential at Turf Moor.
Alisson denied Josh Brownhill from a long-range and made a big save to thwart Jay Rodriguez when it was still 0-0.
Trent Alexander-Arnold – 6
The sensational right back who perhaps struggled in some conditions.
TAA saw his touch let him down on two occasions, as he was Heavy on the ball and it drifted out of play, and his crossing was more erratic than usual, not helped by a blustery wind.
Joel Matip – 6
Like Alexander-Arnold, Matip was not at his best and was guilty of sloppiness at times in the first half, losing it cheaply in a dangerous area.
Virgil van Dijk – 7
VVD has looked back to his immediate best of late, playing a big role in Liverpool’s excellent form.
The wind made for a tough afternoon for him against the Clarets, but barring one air-kick from a cross, he dealt with everything admirably.
Andy Robertson – 7
Robertson was Sensational on Sunday, producing an energetic performance down the left flank.
One lovely first-half cross wasn’t latched on to by Mohamed Salah and he was a constant option on the overlap for the likes of Naby Keita and Sadio Mane.
Fabinho – 8 (Man of the Match)
What an impressive performance from Fabinho on Sunday against Burnley.
the 28-year-old was near-perfect in the No.6 role, mopping up the danger and handling a physical Burnley side while others fell short of their best.
Fabinho also opened the scoring, notching his fifth goal in seven appearances and earning his team all three points.
Jordan Henderson – 5
Henderson was under pressure now that the likes of Thiago and Harvey Elliott are fit again, following a hit-and-miss season.
The skipper was really poor on Sunday.
Naby Keita – 6
In a more similar condition like Henderson, Keita needed a big display with teammates breathing down his neck and he was a solid performer at Turf Moor.
The Guinean tested Nick Pope with a long-range effort and slid one nice pass intoSadio Mane, but generally went about his work in an understated fashion.
Mohamed Salah – 6
Making his first start since Africa Cup of Nations duty, Salah was a threat, if not quite at his world-class best.
Sadio Mane – 6
Mane made his first start since January 2, and while he looked on top form for Senegal at AFCON, he was again just adequate for Liverpool.
The Reds’ No.10 missed a wonderful chance to open the scoring but fired straight at Pope, but did play a key part in Fabinho’s goal.
Roberto Firmino – 6
Firmino started down the middle alongside Salah and Mane for the first time in the Premier League since October last year.
His work rate was impressive, but he wasn’t quite the player he once was – now the fifth-best attacker at Liverpool?
Thiago (on for Henderson, 59′) – 7
Brought immediate class and control to the midfield.
Diogo Jota (on for Mane, 67′) – 6
Missed a great change and was largely quiet.
James Milner (on for Keita, 90′) – N/A
Subs not used: Kelleher, Konate, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Tsimikas, Diaz, Elliott
Jurgen Klopp – 8
Klopp was well aware that it would be a testing afternoon in Burnley and it was hard to have any qualms with his starting lineup.
Klopp has overseen yet another win for his side and these hard-earned victories have been a fixture of his reign.