Liverpool’s 2-1 win at Aston Villa was their most dramatic yet this season, with Trent Alexander-Arnold magnificent at Villa Park.
For so long on Saturday, it looked as though the Reds’ Premier League title hopes would take a severe blow.
Trezeguet’s first-half opener appeared to have given Villa a shock win, but this Liverpool team are made of unbelievable steel.
Alexander-Arnold (7.8) was excellent for Liverpool, deservedly earning the joint-highest average rating for his efforts.
The youngster’s vision and technique were world class, on an afternoon when he outlined why he is such a special player.
The Echo‘s Ian Doyle felt Alexander-Arnold was “easily Liverpool’s best player” before half-time, as numerous individuals around him struggled.
Meanwhile, Mark Jones of the Mirror rightly claimed that the right-back “never gives up and is always an outlet for his team.”
Match-winner Mane (7.8) was rated the same as Alexander-Arnold, although it wasn’t the case until late in the day.
Having struggled badly, the Senegalese popped up with the assist for Robertson and steered home a ruthless stoppage-time header to send the away end into raptures.
The Redmen TV hailed Liverpool’s No. 10 as “unbelievable,” also correctly stating that “he made all our weekends by scoring in the dying seconds.”
Liverpool’s equalising hero Robertson (7.6) was third in the reckoning, as he again showed why many consider him to be the world’s best left-back.
This is Anfield’s Henry Jackson thought his well-taken header showed his “tenacious winning mentality” and FotMob highlighted that he shone defensively, making five ball recoveries and four clearances.
Taking home the wooden spoon was Gini Wijnaldum (5.2), who was well below-par, producing one of his curiously invisible showings.
Jackson was of the opinion that the Dutchman was “painfully safe on the ball” and Doyle said he was “rightly subbed” in place of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Next up for Liverpool is the visit of Genk in the Champions League on Tuesday night, before City head to Anfield next Sunday.