Liverpool FC Player Ratings; Liverpool 3-2 Manchester City
Liverpool’s first-class performance in the first half was enough to send the Reds to their first FA Cup final since 2012 with a 3-2 win.
Goals: Konate 9′, Mane 17′, 45′; Grealish 47′, Silva 90+1′
Alisson – 8 (out of 10)
Alisson Becker was exactly where Liverpool needed him to be to ensure the Cityzens could not get any wind
Trent Alexander-Arnold – 8
The right-back combined his defensive work with his movement in-field and desire to quickly fire the ball upfield.
A beautifully executed ball to Diaz set up Liverpool’s third and it was deserving of the finish that followed, a ball of pure master class.
Ibrahima Konate – 8
The youngster Continues to grow leaps with every game, with his front-footed approach and assertiveness in the games especially during setpieces
konate scored the opener, his third goal in three appearances
Virgil van Dijk – 8
Virgil van Dijk was the captain for the first 72 minutes, he is played with little theatrics but was guilty a time or two of keeping City onside as Liverpool squeezed up.
Andy Robertson – 6
He was one of a handful of players to head into the game fresh but it didn’t always look that way, despite offering plenty of overlapping options to Diaz.
Fabinho – 8
Fabinho really set the Reds in motion, Fabinho found space where perhaps at first look there wasn’t any as his intelligence and awareness came to the fore.
Thiago – 9
His ability to control the ball, assess the situation and pick out the pass is second to none and it triggered Mane’s second of the day, his third assist of the season.
Naby Keita – 9
This is the Keita we want to see, high and early into the press and recycling possession through midfield and into the forwards without hardly breaking a sweat.
Mohamed Salah – 6
A constant outlet on the right, Salah was tireless in his work even if was not quite clicking as it did for his counterparts
Luis Diaz – 9
He really has a first touch that was gifted by the football gods, even as the English sun added a distraction – but he was not to be unnerved.
Sadio Mane – 10 (Man of the Match)
A driving force in the central role up top, it was Mane’s day to shine as he ran the City defence ragged.
His desire to press and force the goal in off the boot of Steffen had Klopp gleefully smiling on the touchline but he only went and topped that with a stunning volley on the outside of his boot.
Jordan Henderson (on for Keita, 72′) – 6 – Didn’t quite make a mark on the contest, hit and miss with his passing.
Roberto Firmino (on for Mane, 84′) – 6 – Missed a big chance late on.
Diogo Jota (on for Diaz, 84′) – N/A –
came in when the Reds are focused on defending.
Curtis Jones (on for Thiago, 87′) – N/A
Subs not used: Kelleher, Tsimikas, Matip, Gomez, Milner
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