Liverpool Player Ratings; Liverpool FC 1-0 West Ham United
Goals: Mane 27′
Alisson – 7 (out of 10)
The Brazilian international has made a good save from Pablo Fornals’ second attempt after Trent had cleared the first one off the line.
Trent Alexander-Arnold – 8 – Man of the Match
This youngster had been sensational for the reds after delivering an incredible cross for the goal for Mane.
Sent a free-kick just wide in the first half and also made a key clearance off the line.
Ibrahima Konate – 8
Ibrahima Konate started ahead of Joe Gomez even though the Englishman impressed against Norwich in midweek.
He had a lot to do up against Michail Antonio, and though the Jamaican striker got the better of the battle on a few occasions early on, Konate eventually took control in the contest.
Virgil van Dijk – 7
Won six aerial duels and completed six of eight attempted long passes.
Andy Robertson – 7
Andy Robertson Caused a lot of problems down the left even against a quick winger such as Bowen who is good at tracking back.
Fabinho – 6
Fabinho wasn’t at his best but very useful. An insurance policy as the full-backs bombed forward.
Jordan Henderson – 7
Played some neat passes in the first half to keep moves going, quickly and accurately. Was less effective in the second but it was a tidy performance from the captain.
Naby Keita – 7
He came into the Game Struggling earlier on but grew into the game and was important to Liverpool’s control of the game as they hung on for the win.
Mohamed Salah – 6
Had one of the best chances of the game early on when put through one-on-one with Fabianski. He gave the West Ham keeper a chance to make the save, which he did.
Sadio Mane – 7
Sadio Mane came in place of Bobby another outing for the Senegalese up front as he settles into this role in Firmino’s absence.
Moved in the box like a true striker to get on the end of Trent’s ball in to open the scoring.
Luis Diaz – 8
His performance was outstanding, with witWorld-class touch and ball-carrying, but also does the simple stuff well. There are also signs of a good partnership developing with Salah.
Diogo Jota (on for Salah, 79′) – 6
Had a chance to do something on the break late on but skied his shot.
James Milner (on for Keita, 90′) – N/A
Curtis Jones (on for Luis Diaz, 90+6′) – N/A
Subs not used: Kelleher, Gomez, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Elliott, Minamino, Origi
Jurgen Klopp – 7
Once Klopp decided to go with a strong lineup for this game after rotation in midweek against Norwich, the team pretty much picked itself.
He left it late to make substitutions, and though it might have been a surprise to many to see Salah taken off, it was probably the right call.