The Reds weren’t at their best at Everton over the weekend, but they responded in hugely impressive fashion on Wednesday night.
This was vintage Liverpool, on an evening that showed why they deserve to be 23 points ahead of a formidable Man City outfit.
There was no debating who Liverpool’s star man was, with Fabinho (9.0) comfortably earning the highest average rating.
The Brazilian not only registered a brilliant goal and assist, but he was also immaculate in his more understated duties.
TIA’s Henry Jackson gave Fabinho the Man of the Match award, declaring that he looked “more like the dominant, world-class midfielder we saw before his injury last winter.”
Meanwhile, The Redmen TV gave him a 10-out-of-10 rating, describing his performance as “perfect.”
In second place was Salah (8.4), who came back into the side and found top form, also getting a goal and an assist.
Ian Doyle of the Echo felt the 28-year-old “provided width on the right”—something that was sorely lacking without him at Everton on Sunday.
The Mirror‘s Paul Brown hailed Salah for being “straight back among the goals,” as he took his tally for the season to 21 in all competitions.
Mane (8.3) was narrowly behind his African counterpart in third place, with Jackson claiming he showed why he is “one of the world’s leading attackers.”
Doyle was correct in stating that Andy Robertson‘s return to the side aided Mane, adding that he “revelled when bringing the ball inside.”
On a night when every outfield player did well, it was no great surprise to see the untroubled Alisson (6.8) at the bottom of the ratings.
He had almost nothing to do—Palace became the first visiting Premier League side not to touch the ball in the opposition’s penalty area since records began—so his gradings were no great surprise.