FA Cup: Liverpool Fc 2-1 Norwich City; Liverpool Player Ratings and next Opponent in the quarterfinals
Liverpool young forward Takumi Minamino was the most impressive player on the pitch in their 2-1 win at home to Norwich in the FA Cup fifth round, although Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain struggled.
Liverpool have progressed into the quarter-finals on Wednesday evening and will now face the winner between Nottingham forest and Huddersfield.
Minamino netted two sensational first-half finishes to put Liverpool in front, with the Japanese impressing again in the domestic cups.
Although the reds intensity dropped after the break and Lukas Rupp made it 2-1 after firing past Alisson from distance.
He was Liverpool’s best player by a distance at Anfield, as he again shone in a cup competition.
The Japanese took both of his goals with ruthlessness and aplomb, in what was his eighth and ninth strikes of a productive campaign.
James Milner (7.7)
James Milner was switched to right-back and did his job in typically unruffled fashion.
FotMob noted the veteran had 114 touches in total during the game, making a sizeable seven recoveries, too.
Ibrahima Konate (7.3)
Doyle said the Frenchman “used the ball sensibly when required” and he continues to look alike a player of huge potential for Liverpool.
It was an off-night for Oxlade-Chamberlain as he didn’t take his opportunity and was “the lesser light in a changed midfield”.
The following is the individual rating of the whole Liverpool squad;
Alison Becker – 7
Milner – 8
Konaté – 8
Tsimikas – 7
Henderson – 7
Oxlade-Chamberlain – 6
Curtis Jones – 8
Minamino – 8
Origi – 7
Jota – 7
The sixth round of the FA Cup is expected to be played between the weekend of 19 and 20th of March 2022.
The red’s next outing is an important Premier League clash at home to West Ham on Saturday evening (5:30 pm GMT).