Player Ratings: Liverpool 3 Arsenal 1

Matip (41’), Salah (49’ pen, 58’) // Torreira (85’)

THE REDS ARE MAGIC

The Reds dismantle Arsenal yet again as they maintain their 100% win record and sit top of the league. Early days, but handily placed.

Up the Reds.

Adrián- 6/10
Doesn’t have a great deal to do. Some major confusion between him and van Dijk.
Trent Alexander-Arnold- 6/10
Was alright but was guilty of just lashing balls into their box, which wasn’t always helpful.
Joel Matip- 9/10
Some great defending and a great goal from his 50p head. Also brought the ball our from the back really well.
Virgil van Dijk- 8/10
As usual, great. Might’ve been dribbled past. Gargantuan.
Andrew Robertson- 7/10
Had the freedom of the left hand side and put in some great balls. Unlucky not to walk off with an assist.
Fabinho- 7/10
Defended well and helped keep Arsenal penned in their own half in the first half. Got booked for an off the ball tussle.
Georginio Wijnaldum- 6/10
Did alright. Went backwards and awful lot and I think he hindered a few attacks. Used his body to good effect at times.
Jordan Henderson- 7/10
Played an absolute unreal ball in the first half and honestly I don’t think I’m over it. Was perhaps guilty of overdoing the clipped ball into the back post.
Mohamed Salah- 9/10
Two goals and could’ve had more. Had a great effort with his back to goal at one point.
Sadio Mané- 7/10
Worked well down the left hand side with Robertson. Was part of some intricate moves which didn’t quite come off.
Roberto Firmino- 10/10
Doesn’t get a goal or an assist but I think he was the best player on the pitch. Full of tricks and running and I was halfway to town when he flicked that one up for himself.

Substitutes
James Milner- 6/10
Ran on and did some stuff. Possibly didn’t help things settle down.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain- 6/10
Ran on and looked phenomenal.
Adam Lallana- N/A
Ran and ran around a bit.

VAR and the officials- 8/10
The red card review in the first half was a bit weird but otherwise worked well. Shoutout to Anthony Taylor for giving Salah the penalty without him having to go down.

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