UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Villareal vs Liverpool player ratings

Liverpool midfielder
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Liverpool took on Villareal away in the second leg of the Champions League quarter finals. Liverpool ended up winning 3-2 coming back after being 2-0 down at half time. They are through to the final on aggregate 5-2. Here are the Liverpool player ratings.

Liverpool Starting XI

Defense

Allison – Allison conceded twice however he could not do much about it. The whole team was lackluster and heading for a loss until Luiz Dias was brought in.

Player Rating : 6

Trent Alexander-Arnold – Difficult game for the youngster. Not at his usual best as he lost possession a lot. Most of his passes were wayward and off target.

Player Rating : 6

Ibrahima Konate – A shaky first half as he conceded two goals and was not at his usual best. Looked dominating in the second.

Player Rating : 6

Virgil Van Dijk – Arguably the best defender in the world. However even the best have off days and this was one of them.

Player Rating : 6

Andy Robertson – Robertson has been tremendous this season however he produced his worst performance of the season here.

Player Rating : 5

Midfield

Fabinho – Fabinho was the most decent Liverpool midfielder however he was unable to control the midfield as he usually does. However he scored the opener for Liverpool and changed the tides for them in the second half.

Player Rating : 6

Thiago : Had an average gaming. Being wayward with his passes and unable to reproduce his magic in Spain.

Player Rating : 6

Naby Keita – Arguably his worst performance at Liverpool by giving the worst 45 minutes for Liverpool. Was wasteful and almost conceded a penalty for Liverpool. However made it up in the second half by showing his best. Wonder what kind of pep talk Pep gave.

Player Rating : 6

Attack

Mohamed Salah – Salah is one of the best players in the world and can be counted on to bring his best performance in big matches. However, This was the exact opposite performance. Did assist Fabinho’s goal.

Player Rating : 5

Sadio Mane – Mane was the best player out of the starting XI. Run havoc in the second half after a quiet first game. Scored the third goal to complete the comeback.

Player Rating : 7

Diego Jota : Jota is unremarkable in games where he does not score. He provides nothing beside his goals. Jota needs to up his game or he might find his spot threatened.

Player Rating : 4

Subs

Luiz Dias – Dias came on in the second half and changed the match on its head. Spearheaded a number of attacks and looked real threatening. Scored the second goal for Liverpool as well. Rightfully man of the match.

Player Rating : 10

Kostas Tsimikas – Solid

Player Rating : N/A

Curtis Jones – Had an opportunity to score as he came on but the effort was saved.

Player Rating : N/A

Jordan Henderson – Not Much to do.

Player Rating : N/A

James Milner – Decent

Player Rating : N/A

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