By Jurgen Klopp Liverpool enjoyed a comfortable 2-0 win over Porto in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night. Mohammad Salah and Thiago scored for the home team. Porto almost scored thanks to Otavio’s goal but did not make good use of their chances. Sadio Mane and Takumi Minamino were ruled out for offside.
Here are the player ratings for the encounter:-
Allison (7/10) – The Brazilian player will be happy with a clean sheet tonight. He offers several special stops to reject Otavio and company.
Nathaniel Williams (6.5/10) – Williams produced a strong performance tonight on the right wing for Liverpool. He had a rough tackle on Vitinha at a later stage to injure the man.
Ibrahim Konate (6.5 / 10) – Great learning experience for the young centre-back who is slowly getting better. He dominated today and made no mistake.
Joel Matip (6.5 / 10) – Liverpool defender is the leader of the attack tonight in the absence of Virgil Van Dijk. He is very strong in duels and doesn’t let his opponents have time to hold the ball.
Kostas Tsimiskias (October 6) – Liverpool’s left-back plays well in attack but sometimes falters in defense. He has left gaps behind to be exploited at times.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (6.5 / 10) – Oxlade-Chamberlain was given the opportunity to start from the beginning in tonight’s match. He was lucky when his poor free-kick went right into the position of Thiago, who was able to hit the home team’s net.
Morton (6.5 / 10) – The young player was sent into the midfield by coach Jurgen Klopp. He sometimes displays good composure to wriggle out of tight spaces.
Thiago (October 8) – A great performance from the Spaniard tonight, who provided precise and precise passes. He put the cherry on top with the sweetest goal to score Liverpool’s first of the night.
Sadio Mane (October 7) – The Senegal international had a good game and scored an offside goal in the first half. He shot past Costa but VAR reversed the decision.
Mohammad Salah (October 8) – The Egyptian king continued his not-so-good scoring form with another addition. This time it was a simple tap on goal in the near corner following a back pass from Jordan Henderson.
Takumi Minamino (6.5 / 10) – Takumi Minamino and his teammates conceded a goal for offside. He tried to poke the ball past the keeper but unfortunately the flag went against him.
Jordan Henderson (October 7) – A positive response from leadership tonight. He provided the key assist for Mohammad Salah’s goal.
Andy Robertson (October 6) – The left-back was brought on to replace the struggling Tsimiskias. He created a good chance for Sadio Mane who couldn’t convert.
Divock Origi (October 6) – The striker entered the field late in the match. He was close to scoring after coming on but was fouled outside the box.
Fabinho – NA
James Milner- NA
Diogo Costa (6.5 / 10) – This goalkeeper has been called up several times and each time has stood up to complete his task. He was excellent at distributing his ball, although e made a few seriously wrong passes.
Chancel Mbemba (7/10) – The central defender is quite solid in a defense of 4 people. He made some very important blocks and interceptions, and very well tracked returns and saves.
Pepe (October 5) – The 38-year-old Portuguese player’s night was very short, although he started the match quite well. He was substituted for Fabio Cardoso in the 24th minute due to a muscle strain injury.
Zaidu Sanusi (6.5 / 10) – Left-back plays quite firmly on the left wing. He made a few reasonable blocks and a few good passes to assist in attack.
Joao Mario (October 6) – Right-back played quite well on the right flank with explosive speed that helped him get past the Liverpool players. He also made some important interceptions and some pretty good passes.
Sérgio Oliveira (5.5 / 10) – The midfielder was pretty good at keeping the ball and delivering some good passes for the final third. His impact on the game is pretty good.
Mateus Uribe (6.5 / 10) – The Colombia international has a steady impact on his play on the ball and delivers some great passes. He also made some dashes into the box and made some important interceptions.
Luis Díaz (October 7) – The left winger is the most dangerous Porto player when it comes to dribbling forward with great speed and control. He was fantastic running behind defenders. He made some good crosses and managed a few shots.
Otávio (6/10) – The attacking midfielder is fine with his runs and passes. He made a good ball into Liverpool’s half. He also had a few shots that were off target.
Mehdi Taremi (5.5 / 10) – The Iranian striker had a few chances but could not capitalize on them. Though he did make some important runs and was able to fire a few shots off target.
Evanilson (5.5 / 10) – The Brazilian striker had a pretty stable game. He was able to efficiently execute balls in the Liverpool box and area. He also made some important passes.
Fabio Cardoso (5/10) – The midfielder came on in the 24th minute to replace Pepe. He had a pretty mediocre game and didn’t have much of an impact except for a couple of off-target shots.
Vitinha (3/10) – Midfielder came on as a substitute for Sérgio Oliveira after 64 minutes. He was pretty quiet throughout the game and didn’t have any impact on the game.
Francisco Conceição (4/10) – The 18-year-old striker came on for Mehdi Taremi after 64 minutes. He had a rather inefficient match. He made a few passes but made more mistakes.
Marko Grujic- N / A
Antonio Martínez- No / A
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