Liverpool player ratings vs. Manchester United at Anfield; Liverpool 4-0 Man United
Goals: Diaz 5′, Salah 22′ 85′, Mane 68′
Alisson – 9 (out of 10)
Alisson had such a quiet first half that he tried to make it harder for himself in possession.
Alisson made two big saves in quick succession in the second half
Trent Alexander-Arnold – 8
TAA spent most of his time in the midfield in the first half of the game.
He also did a good job defensively with Jadon Sancho providing a genuine threat after the break.
Joel Matip – 8
Given the space in midfield, it was one of those games where Matip was given the license to push forward with his trademark runs – and he was part of the beautiful move that led to Mohamed Salah‘s goal for 2-0.
Virgil van Dijk – 8
Van Dijk breezed through the first half challenge from United’s attack, blocking Marcus Rashford throughout.
Andy Robertson – 8
When the intensity dropped, there was Robbo to push Liverpool on.
Fabinho – 8
Like Van Dijk, it was far too comfortable for Fabinho in midfield and he had so little to do for much of the game.
Jordan Henderson – 8
The pressure was on Henderson to step up as he replaced Naby Keita in the right side.
The captain did just that, providing the energy and technique as he interchanged with Alexander-Arnold and Salah on the right flank, exploiting an awfully United defence.
Thiago – 10 (Man of the Match)
One of the best performances Thiago has produced at Anfield. Inventive and economical on the ball, very relentless in winning it back. A maestro, only stopped by a hamstring concern.
Mohamed Salah – 9
He was in astonishing form through out the game. He found space, he connected, he committed defenders and he tracked back with the hunger that has brought him to the top.
Those two goals could be the start of another unstoppable run at the perfect time.
Luis Diaz – 8
Liverpool could not have signed a better winger than Diaz. He was capable of shifting across the entire front line, dazzling on the ball and tireless off it.
Sadio Mane – 9
His replacement on the left arguably has no effect on the Senegalese star as he was in an astonishing form, Mane is far from over the hill.
The pass for Salah’s goal was sublime, his finish for the third effortless and his all-round play a joy to watch.
Diogo Jota (on for Diaz, 70′) – 8
He gave the pass for Salah’s brace, showing there’s more to Jota than goals.
Naby Keita (on for Thiago, 80′) – 6
Needed to ease the burden on Thiago, who was brought off as a precaution, Keita slotted in well enough within the midfield.
James Milner (on for Fabinho, 86′) – N/A
Subs not used: Kelleher, Gomez, Konate, Tsimikas, Jones, Origi