C.P. 0-2 LFC 'Keeping it Real-ism' player ratings

Salah
Well that was somewhat of an ugly win, but it's the type of game we have dropped points in in the past, so getting all three points is a VERY good sign. As such I'm having a tough time with this games rating, so I'm sure there will be some disagreements amongst our community on these, anyways here goes.

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Alisson (8.5) - Great save on the free kick and Benteke's header in the second half. His distribution tonight was fantastic, like having another defender back there as he's that good with his feet.

Robertson (6.5) - Seemed off tonight, still put in a solid shift, but not as sharp as we have grown accustom to. Crosses weren't as accurate as usual.

Gomez (8) - Excellent game, including a couple of great tackles. Seems to be growing in confidence playing in his natural position, lets hope he avoids any injuries so he can continue to blossom along side VVD.

Van Dijk (9) - Another fantastic game from our defensive leader. Glides along the field effortlessly and never seems to be troubled, so calm and such a calming presence for the entire team. A true force of nature and put Benteke in his back pocket throughout the game, who was mercifully subbed out by Roy.

TAA (6.5) - A decent game overall. Did well most of the night against Zaha and was unfortunate to pick up a yellow on what I thought was a soft foul. Wasn't as good going forward as we have seen in the past, so there is definitely room for improvement.

Keita (7.5) - Thought he was the best player on the pitch in the 1st half. A classy touch near our own box turned into a magnificent ball over the top to Salah, which on another day could have been a goal. Wasn't as influential in the 2nd half, but he's gonna be pivotal to our season.

Wijnaldum (7) - Solid shift again from Gini, did a lot of the dirty work in a somewhat dirty game.

Milner (7) - Another who had a solid but unspectacular game. Cool as a cucumber from the spot to give us a 1-0 lead just before halftime.

Salah (7) - Definitely not his best game in a red shirt and would have scored much lower if he wasn't so pivotal on two big plays of the game (won a PK and was taken down on the red card). Brought down a glorious over the top ball from Keita, but should have done better with his final touch.

Firmino (6.5) - I'm not sure what it was, but for me Bobby was almost invisible tonight. He did a good job holding up the ball on a few occasions, but more is expected from Bobby. Get rid of the blue boots Bobby! ;-)

Mane (8.5) - Easily the best of the front three again and got his reward late in the game. Mane again was the straw that stirred the drink offensively. His form is definitely back and the quicker we lock him up on a new contract the better.

SUBS:

Henderson (7.5) - I thought the skipper was real good when he came in. Did nothing spectacular, but did exactly what we needed at the time, which was get on the ball and make smart passes so that we could keep control of the ball. I thought he really dictated the play in a very positive way over the last thirty minutes.

Lallana (1) - Has a stupid haircut, so yeah there's that.

Sturridge (9) - Didn't hurt himself in his brief cameo. ;-)

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