Mamadou Sakho‘s phenomenal defensive display helped Liverpool advance to the Europa League quarter-finals on Thursday night, at the expense of Man United.
Anthony Martial’s penalty gave United the lead early on, but a moment of magic from Philippe Coutinho stunned the home side, prompting a dominant second half for the Reds.
Utilising their home advantage, United continued to threaten Simon Mignolet‘s goal, but Sakho held firm at centre-back, earning the plaudits of supporters—and This is Anfield’s Man of the Match award.
Rating the Liverpool players after the game, supporters have so far awarded Sakho with a 9.1, making the Frenchman the only player above a 9.0.
Similarly impressive, Emre Can has been rated at 8.3, while Coutinho (8.0) and Lovren (7.9) both fare well.
Deployed out of position at left-back, James Milner drew praise from supporters, currently rated at 7.0, while a quiet night for Mignolet earns the Belgian a 6.8.
Disappointing on the night, however, Nathaniel Clyne has received the worst rating of Klopp’s selection, with just 4.8.
Klopp’s starting lineup averaged a rating of 7.5 for that clash, but Liverpool’s inconsistency at Old Trafford sees this fall to 6.9.
The German will be pleased with Sakho’s contribution, however, with the centre-back producing a truly encouraging display at the heart of defence.
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