Player Ratings: Chester 0 Liverpool 7

Wilson, Wilson, Milner (pen), Sturridge, Kent, Ings, Sturridge


Liverpool ran rampant as they netted seven in their opening preseason game. The game gave debuts to new signings Naby Keïta and Fabinho, and saw Harry Wilson and Daniel Sturridge make positive impacts, both nothing two goals.

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Up the preseason Reds.

First Half
Loris Karius- 5/10
Was basically a spectator aside from a strange save with his legs. Did this in the warmup.

Please sell him.
Nathaniel Clyne- 7/10
Nice to see him making a return after spending the majority of last season out injured. Did pretty well, and got forward well when the chances arose.
Joe Gomez- 7/10
Played in his more favoured role of centre back and did alright. Didn’t make any mistakes and was solid when called upon.
Nat Phillips- 6/10
The Academy defender looked decent. If anything, his distribution could’ve been better but otherwise a good showing.
Alberto Moreno- 7/10
Let’s just take a moment to remark upon the fact that he was captain.

Showed well down the left with a couple of nutmegs and contributed to the opening goal.
Ben Woodburn- 6/10
Struggled to really make a mark on the game but looked alright. Hopefully he can kick on this season.

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Fabinho- 7/10
The new signing put in a decent showing on his debut. Understandably looked a little off the pace but still looked promising, and struck the post with a decent effort from range.
Curtis Jones- 7/10
Made a slow start to the game but as it wore on he got better. Played a lovely ball for Wilson’s second.
Harry Wilson- 9/10
The standout player of the half, and constantly caused Chester problems. Knew when to drop more central and that’s how he got his two goals, with one a lovely and cool chip.
Divock Origi- 6/10
Some decent movement but was wasteful. I think it is time for the Divock Origi experiment to end.
Dominic Solanke- 6/10
Similar to Origi, and struggled to impress. Hopefully one of the two will show something in preseason that warrants them staying.

Second Half
Danny Ward- 6/10
Could’ve sat in the stands.
Rafa Camacho- 6/10
First showing for the Academy player and didn’t have much to do. Looked alright though.
Ragnar Klavan- 6/10
Didn’t have much to do. Could focus on looking gorgeous.
Pedro Chirivella- 6/10
Played as a makeshift centre half and did a decent enough job.
Andrew Robertson- 7/10
Was, as usual, full of running and endeavour. Was good defensively and took every opportunity to get forward.
Sheyi Ojo- 7/10
Looked good, getting forward and cutting. It would be nice if this was the season it finally happened for him.
James Milner- 7/10
Scored the penalty for the third goal and created the sixth. His usual self, but made a poor miss late on.

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Naby Keïta- 8/10
Nice to finally see him in action. Made some good tackles and good runs forward, and played a nice one-two to set himself up with a shot on goal.
Ryan Kent- 7/10
Scored an absolute peach, curling it into the top corner from range. Was always available down the left.
Danny Ings- 6/10
Good finish for his goal but I just can’t be bothered watching him play football.

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Daniel Sturridge- 10/10
Daniel Sturridge is and always will be the business.

I don’t want to get ahead of myself but I am absolutely getting ahead of myself. It is only Chester but equally this is Daniel Sturridge’s renaissance. He looked sharp and fit, scored two delightful goals, assisted one and played a part in another.

I am falling in love with Daniel Sturridge all over again. He is majestic. He is the business.

Up the Daniel Sturridge Reds.

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