Liverpool 0-0 Manchester City: how the players rated at Anfield

first_imgShare on Facebook LiverpoolAlisson Not his busiest afternoon by any stretch but equal to the shots Mahrez aimed towards his near post. 7Joe Gomez More composed at centre-half than right back, although had the measure of Sterling all game. 7Dejan Lovren Lucky not to concede a penalty for a clumsy tackle on Agüero. Made a superb challenge to stop Jesus late on. 8 Read more Reuse this content Share via Email Manchester City Liverpool 0-0 Manchester City: Premier League — as it happened Liverpool Topics Aymeric Laporte Slowed the tempo of the game – and Liverpool’s display – with patient and intelligent passing. Made several important interceptions too. 8Benjamin Mendy Maybe it was a lack of match fitness but the left-back struggled to impose himself as an attacking force and was wasteful in his passing. 6Bernardo Silva Sacrificed some of his creative instincts to work tirelessly at stopping the supply to Liverpool’s front three, although influential throughout. 8Fernandinho Protected his back-line effectively although Liverpool’s deep midfield gave him more time on the ball than usual in these fixtures. 7Riyad Mahrez Had the chance to deliver a significant victory from the penalty spot and blew it spectacularly. Has missed five of his last eight penalties. 6David Silva Constantly closed down by Liverpool midfielders yet still managed to dictate City’s best moments with his ability to weave into space and play the right ball. 8Raheem Sterling Ineffective, as is often the case on his return to Anfield, and easily contained by Gomez. Taken off to the home crowd’s amusement once again. 6Sergio Agüero Anonymous and contained, although was fed on scraps throughout. Booked for a foul on Henderson and withdrawn. 5Substitutes: Jesus (for Agüero 65) A lively replacement for the quiet Argentina international and worried the Liverpool defence. 7Sané (for Sterling 75) Won the penalty that could have delivered victory and should have been on for Sterling from the start. 6 Share on LinkedIncenter_img features Share on Messenger Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Virgil van Dijk Almost gifted City victory when he caught Sané in the box. A rare lapse in an otherwise commanding display. 7Andrew Robertson On the front foot and dominant against Mahrez early on but the roles reversed in the second half. 7Georginio Wijnaldum Strong, defensively disciplined and played his team out of trouble several times; a hugely influential performer. 8Jordan Henderson Won and used the ball effectively to provide much-needed energy and creativity. Required more in a defensive role. 7James Milner Started brightly, in the tackle and with his movement, but forced off by an early hamstring injury. 5Mohamed Salah The sharpest and most prominent of the home forwards yet that clinical finish eluded him again. 7Roberto Firmino A subdued display by the Brazilian who was unable to unsettle the City defence with his runs and was replaced. 6Sadio Mané Kept quiet by Walker and rarely found the space to get behind City. Having a quiet spell of late. 6Substitutes: Naby Keïta (for Milner 29) Lacked the tactical awareness of the man he replaced but worked tirelessly. 6Daniel Sturridge (for Firmino 72) In keeping with Liverpool’s attacking display as a whole, had little opportunity to make an impact. 5Manchester CityEderson Had a harder time trying to pick the right pass to a team-mate than dealing with Liverpool’s attack. A comfortable game. 7Kyle Walker Would have liked to stretch Liverpool more with his pace on the counter but dominant defensively against Mané. 7John Stones Impressed on his first league start since 1 September. Alert to Liverpool’s intentions and dealt with them convincingly. 8 Share on Pinterest Read more Mahrez penalty miss leaves Liverpool and Manchester City at impasse Premier Leaguelast_img

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