CM Georginio Wijnaldum
Gini Wijaldum wore the captain’s armband for the Reds in this one, but this was a quieter display from the Dutch center midfielder. He completed every single one of his 54 passes and didn’t make any major errors despite not really contributing to the attack. Still, you’d expect more from him.
The anchor of the midfield, Fabinho stayed on the pitch for the full 90 minutes and did his best to support the defense. But he was sloppy on the ball and didn’t have his best game as a whole. Liverpool have received good contributions from the defensive midfielder lately, but Fabinho wasn’t at his sharpest against a physical Burnley side that played better than the scoreline suggests.
CM Thiago Alcantara
Thiago Alcantara put on a masterclass against West Brom and was easily Liverpool’s best midfielder again at Turf Moor. Although Thiago couldn’t quite find the best passes to unlock the defense, he fought so hard and earned even more respect from Kopites. You could always find Thiago in the battles defensively on that right flank, and he did plenty of work on the ball to help carry forward attacks. It’s not easy going up against Burnley’s defense and the physicality of their low-lying midfield, but Thiago showed the most fight of any midfielder on the team.