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Liverpool vs Crystal Palace: Player Ratings

Anfield match against Crystal Palace, how did Jurgen Klopp's men fare?

After a thrilling 3-2 win midweek, Liverpool returned to Premier League action today. They welcomed Patrick Viera's Crystal Palace to Anfield. 

Sadio Mané stepped on the pitch looking to score against Palace for the ninth consecutive game, a Premier League record.

Team news came with a few surprises, with Kostas Tsimikas getting a chance to deputise for Andrew Robertson. Trent Alexander-Arnold missed out due to illness, with James Milner stepping up in the right back position.

Ibrahima Konaté got handed his Liverpool competitve debut, and Thiago Alcantara returned to the starting eleven.

After 90 minutes of high quality football from both the sides, Liverpool fished out three valuable points, rising to the top of the table for now. 

Thumping Crystal Palace 3-0, a convincing display from The Reds put them on a high before their Caraboa Cup fixture next week.

Here are the player ratings!

ALISSON BECKER 8

Alisson Becker readying for Liverpool v Chelsea

What a savior he is. Without him, the scoreline could have been a LOT different.

JAMES MILNER 7.5

A good shift at the right flank of the defence. Obviously he couldn't quite replace Trent Alexander-Arnold in that position, but he did very well.

VIRGIL VAN DIJK 8.5

The Liverpool defence did very well to fight for their cleansheet, and van Dijk was one of the major reasons why. A very ordinary performance from him, which is usually extraordinary for an average centre back.

IBRAHIMA KONATÉ 8.5

He was extremely impressive on his debut, especially for his young age. He showed composure, good decision making, and, most of all, his unbelievable pace and strength. One of the candidates for man of the match.

KOSTAS TSIMIKAS 8

After an absolute delicious first half, Tsimikas somewhat failed to reach the same level in the second half. Even then, he had a very solid game. It has been a long time since Liverpool have had two brilliant left backs in their ranks.

FABINHO TAVARES 8

A defensive midfielder is so very improrant, and Fabinho keeps on proving that. What a wall infront of our defence 

JORDAN HENDERSON 8

His link up play today, in particular, was amazing. He is starting some really great form.

THIAGO ALCANTARA 7.5

He was also playing very well until his injury, after which he was unable to continue the name. He could have gotten a goal today as well, but the Crystal Palace keeper's heroics prevented that.

SADIO MANÉ 8.5

An almost flawless performance from Sadio after a long time. He did not have many clear cut chances, but he did make of those chances. 

His goal today made him the first player in Premier League history to score against a single side in nine consecutive appearances. 

DIOGO JOTA 6.5

Back to back disappointing performances from the Portuguese international. He should have scored a goal today, out of which he made an absolute howler.

MOHAMED SALAH 8.5

What a complete all around player he has become. His 101st Premier League goal today, he keeps on proving why Liverpool should not even dream of not offering him a contract which satisfies his need.

SUBSTITUTES 

NABY KEITA 8

He was not that noticeable, until he scored that absolute belter of a goal. What a beauty, he has been successfully proving his worth in his last comeback season possibly. 

CURTIS JONES N/A

DIVOCK ORIGI N/A