Liverpool FC Player Ratings; Liverpool 2-0 Watford
Liverpool fc moved top of the Premier League in a moment for the first time this year with goals from Diogo Jota and a late Fabinho penalty saw off Watford 2-0.
Alisson – 7 (out of 10)
Made an important save from Juraj Kucka just a minute before Liverpool opened the scoring, making himself big in a one on one situation as he does so often.
Joe Gomez – 8
Did his best Trent Alexander-Arnold impression in place of the team’s primary creator down the right.
Had been getting forward regularly and provided the cross for Jota’s opener, guided towards the near post to where the Portuguese had made his run.
Joel Matip – 7
More troubled than his centre-back partner, especially when Kucka found a way in behind the defence on that side, with Joao Pedro’s chance also coming in that area of the pitch.
Had more touches than any other player on the pitch, with 114.
Virgil van Dijk – 7
Virgil Van Djik was at his best again as he even managed to brush aside Ismalia Sarr on one occasion.
Virgil van Djik Finished the game strong, having won six aerial duels and with a pass success of 90%.
Andy Robertson – 7
He displayed a hardworking performance after missing in their last outing due to Covid, along with some useful contributions in attack.
Jordan Henderson – 5
He was at some point sloppy in midfield from everyone else, including the captain, who finished the game with a pass success below 80%.
Curtis Jones – 5
Got into some good positions early on, but blasted a shot over when he found space on the edge of the area.
With a knock to his ankle, he was the first to be withdrawn.
Thiago – 8 (Man of the Match)
Liverpool’s best footballer was close to the top of his game, especially in the first half, making things happen in attack and putting a foot in when needed in defence.
Mohamed Salah – 6
He Looked to be carrying some fatigue into the game itself, though there were still some dangerous moments as he cut in from the right-hand side.
Roberto Firmino – 7
Similar to many of his teammates, he took up good positions but wasn’t always able to affect the game from them.
Diogo Jota – 7
Netted his fourth goal in five games across his recent appearances for Portugal and Liverpool and also saw his shot from a narrow angle saved by Ben Foster.
Fabinho (on for Jones, 62′) – 7
Netted a confident penalty in front of the Kop to seal the win.
Sadio Mane (on for Salah, 69′) – N/A
moved on the right-wing for the last ten minutes, giving the Watford defenders another problem to worry about
James Milner (on for Thiago, 90′) – N/A
Missed the chance to the penalty by only a few seconds.