Liverpool 3-1 Man City: Player Ratings – What the media and statistics say

11 November 2019

Liverpool won 3-1 at home to Man City on Sunday, with Fabinho colossal as the Reds pulled eight points clear at the Premier League summit.


Jurgen Klopp‘s men faced their biggest game of the season at Anfield, as City arrived looking to narrow the gap to just three points.

Despite a strong start by the visitors, Liverpool were 2-0 up in no time, with Fabinho thundering home a rocket and Mohamed Salah heading past Claudio Bravo.

The Reds were in dreamland when Sadio Mane scored a third in front of the Kop, but Bernardo Silva pulled a goal back late on.

This was a monumental effort from Klopp’s men and a massive win in the title race.

Here we compare our player ratings with those from the Liverpool Echo, the Mirror, the Independent, Squawka, FotMob and the TIA readers.

Fabinho (8.7) earned numerous Man of the Match awards and he was deservedly top of the pile in the average ratings.

The Brazilian was faultless in everything he did, also playing a starring role in the final third, firing home the opener from distance.

This is Anfield’s Henry Jackson described Fabinho as a “monster in the middle of the park,” as he again showed why many regard him as the world’s best holding midfielder.

Ian Doyle of the Echo hailed the 26-year-old for “plugging the gaps,” as City threatened to produce a late fightback.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, November 10, 2019: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah scores the second goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Salah (8.1) was next up, as Liverpool’s No. 11 found his best form after a slight dip in recent weeks.

Andy Dunn of the Mirror thought the Egyptian “revelled in some unusual freedom,” causing left-back Angelino all sorts of problems.

Squawka’s Mohamed Moallim lauded him for being “back to his ruthless best,” making it nine goals for the season with a lovely header.

Robertson (7.8) just snuck the bronze medal ahead of Virgil van Dijk (7.7) and Jordan Henderson (7.7), on a typically relentless afternoon at both ends of the pitch.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, November 10, 2019: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp celebrates after during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City FC at Anfield. Liverpool won 3-1. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jackson felt the 25-year-old “showcased why he may be the best left-back around,” while Doyle praised him for “causing problems” throughout.

On a day when every Liverpool player impressed, it was Roberto Firmino (7.0) who took home a rare wooden spoon.

Next up for Liverpool is a trip to Crystal Palace on November 23, following the year’s final international break.

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