A veritable game of two halves unfolded, with Jurgen Klopp‘s side imperious in the opening 45 minutes before clinging on after the break.
Matip (8.0) was Liverpool’s highest-rated player at Stamford Bridge, which was fully deserved.
The centre-back was particularly brilliant late in the day, as his almost-faultless run of form in 2019 continues.
This is Anfield’s Henry Jackson praised him for “winning endless headers and holding the defence together,” as he stood out over Virgil van Dijk (7.3).
Meanwhile, Ian Doyle of the Echo hailed the Cameroonian as he “continually frustrated” Frank Lampard’s side.
Alexander-Arnold (7.7) wasn’t too far behind his team-mate, however, with his stunning strike putting Liverpool 1-0 up at a crucial point in the game.
The Mirror‘s John Cross highlighted that the youngster was “as good in attack as in defence,” sticking doggedly to his duties at the back.
Firmino (7.4) was third in the rankings, as he outshone his fellow front-three colleagues—not for the first time this season.
Jackson thought the Brazilian “caused havoc between the lines” and lauded his “exceptional” work ethic late in the match.
Fabinho (7.1) and Henderson (6.8) can think themselves unlucky not to have been in the top three, having both shone in west London.
Mohamed Salah (6.0) had a rare off day, completing just 69 percent of his passes according to FotMob, and Doyle rightly described him as “wasteful.”
It was Gini Wijnaldum (5.9) who actually got the lowest rating, however, and somewhat harshly even though he didn’t stamp his authority on proceedings.