There weren’t too many performances to shout about in Liverpool’s 2-1 defeat to Union SG, but Jarell Quansah scored and largely impressed.
A much-changed Reds team were never fully at the races on Thursday night, in what was essentially a dead rubber Europa League clash.
Having fallen behind, Quansah equalised with a lethal finish, but the hosts scored again before the break and Liverpool never recovered.
On an instantly forgettable night for Liverpool, Quansah (6.7) got the highest average rating, as he continues to impress this season.
Granted, the youngster wasn’t perfect, but he took his goal brilliantly and was generally solid in his defensive work.
TIA’s Mark Delgado gave Quansah the Man of the Match award – admittedly, only a seven-out-of-10 rating – saying he “won his share of headers and blocked a few attempted runs through.”
Meanwhile, Ian Doyle of the Echo thought the Englishman “took his goal like a veteran centre-forward, smashing home with aplomb from Jones’ corner.”
Goal’s Peter McVitie lauded the Irishman for pulling off a “couple of good saves in the second half,” but did claim that he “should have done much better for the goals.”
Doyle admitted that Konate was “difficult to judge too harshly in such a makeshift back four,” while Delgado felt that Elliott was “probably the best on the ball in midfield.”
That’s Liverpool’s next game – it’s fair to say that match at Anfield will mean a lot more than this one!