Harvey Elliott – 6
Elliott looked energetic on the right wing on Sunday but it, unfortunately, did not amount to many productions before he was subbed off in the second half. It certainly was not his strongest showing for the Reds. He had one key pass, one interception, and zero shots before being subbed off.
Diogo Jota – 7
Jota made an amazing effort to fully extend his stretch to score the opener and only goal of the match on Sunday. Aside from the goal, however, it wasn’t the smoothest game for the Portuguese forward. Jota spent most of the first half looking frustrated at the officiating and at his inability to hold possession. His touches were too loose, and his passes were off the mark at times.
Roberto Firmino – 6
Firimino wasted a breakaway opportunity to open the scoring, chipping the ball into the blocking hand of Horvath instead of getting off a clean shot in the one-on-one. Besides that, Firmino looked extremely sloppy on the pass, registering a 77% accuracy, and generally was making poor decisions in the attacking third of the field.
Thiago (64′, for Fabinho) – 7
Brought his usual smoothness and quality to the Red’s passing game and helped the level of composure.
Luis Diaz (64′, for Oxlade-Chamberlain) – 5
Rightfully criticized for embellishing a fall to try to bait a penalty call. Was unable to accomplish anything of note otherwise.
Takumi Minamino (64′, for Elliott) – 6
Minamino was energetic and involved down the right line, but nothing extremely productive to write home about.
Jordan Henderson (64′, for Keita) – 6
Shifting to the 4-4-2 helped Liverpool open up a bit more and made passing a lot smoother.