Player Ratings: Stoke City 0 Liverpool 3

Mané (17′), Salah (77′, 83′)


Sadio Mané got the Reds up and running with a dinked finish, but Liverpool had to dig in and fight before Mo Salah came on and made football look like the easiest thing in the world.

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Up Simon Mignolet’s Tricky Reds.

Simon Mignolet- 6/10
I don’t know if him kicking their lad up in the air was appalling goalkeeping or absolutely fantastic goalkeeping. Otherwise made some good punches and was generally sound.‬

‪Two games as captain. Two wins. ‬

‪Make of that what you will. ‬
Joe Gomez- 7/10
Was decent going forward and was generally good defensively.
Joel Matip- 7/10
Some properly dodgy clearances but was otherwise solid. Showed good aggression.
Dejan Lovren- 8/10
Same as above, minus the bit about the crosses. Dealt with Crouch well.
Alberto Moreno- 6/10
Went for a wander and was caught positionally once or twice, which coincided with everyone else’s heads completely falling off. Was otherwise sound.
Emre Can- 7/10
Looked solid alongside Wijnaldum, though there was a short period where everything seemed to completely bypass the two of them.
Georginio Wijnaldum- 7/10
Same as above. Quiet but impressive, and certainly not anonymous.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain- 7/10
Looked bright as he looked to be direct. Starting to really fit in well in this Liverpool side.
Sadio Mané- 8/10
Gets the opener and should have the second, but hits the post. Also gets the assist for one of Salah’s goals.
Dominic Solanke- 7/10
Nice to see him feature and good to see him linking well and moving well with the other forwards. Unlucky not to have a goal.
Roberto Firmino- 7/10
Looked good having been rested against Chelsea. Facilitated a lot of the other good stuff that happened around him, and nice of him not to tap in Mané’s shot.

Mohamed Salah- 10/10
I think it’s quite clear by now that he’s the greatest footballer to have ever lived. Two goals, and if he keeps up this form he’ll probably have a hundred by May.
James Milner- 6/10
Quiet and gorgeous in equal measure.
Jordan Henderson- 10/10
Ran on the pitch and looked gorgeous.

The Terrific Tangerine- 10/10

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