Liverpool player ratings as Mohamed Salah is back in business with an 8 during Norwich rout

Sooraj Kamath - Writer 01:32 10/08/2019
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Reigning European champions Liverpool kicked off their Premier League campaign in tremendous style with a 4-1 win over newly promoted Norwich City.

Divock Origi forced an own-goal and scored another in the first half. Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk also got their names on the score-sheet with well-taken goals.

Teemu Pukki walked away with a consolation goal in the second half.

The team produced vintage display, but how did the players perform individually? We take a look.

Liverpool (4-3-3)

Alisson – Good save to deny Marco Stiepermann from outside the area in the first half, substituted before half-time due to an injury. 6

Trent Alexander-Arnold – Had a tough time dealing with Todd Cantwell, but prevented the youngster from producing something dangerous. Delivered a perfect cross for Origi find the net. 7

Joe Gomez – Often played as the last man, with Van Dijk progressing forward. Produced a calm and composed display. 6

Van Dijk – Solid at the back as usual, headed home Salah’s cross from the corner to score Liverpool’s third. 8

Andrew Robertson – Stretched play and provided Origi freedom on the left, delivered some accurate crosses into the box but not his best day in defence. 6

Fabinho – Screened the defence well and orchestrated some promising moves, showed good signs of assuming a crucial role in midfield. 7

Georginio Wijnaldum – Has had better nights, lost a few duels and had Origi to thank for retrieving the ball on a few occasions. 6

Jordan Henderson – An average game from the captain, no noteworthy mistakes but nothing spectacular either. 6

Divock Origi – Forced an own-goal from Grant Hanley with a well-directed cross, found the net off Alexander-Arnold’s cross later in the first half. 7

Roberto Firmino – Missed a sitter but had a great game otherwise; linked well with Salah and set him up for Liverpool’s second. 8

Mohamed Salah – Opened his account for the season with a neat finish, delivered an inch-perfect cross for Van Dijk to head. 8


Adrian – Could have done better in positioning himself against Pukki’s goal. 5

Sadio Mane – A lively cameo from the Senegalese forward but slightly slacked off in the final third. 6

James Milner – Came on for the last five minutes. N/A

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