It was not a day for scintillating performances for Liverpool in their 3-1 win against Burnley, though one player stood above the rest – think you can guess who?
It was not a day of memorable performances from the starting lineup, and while Harvey Elliott took plenty of the plaudits for his substitute appearance, let’s take a look at how the XI fared.
Amassing the highest average score was Luis Diaz (7.8), who scored his ninth goal of the campaign and combined that with diligent defensive work – winning seven of his 10 duels, as per FotMob.
TIA’s Joanna Durkan noted “his positive presence on the left wing” but also that he “had to make better decisions with his final ball,” we could’ve then been talking about assists as well.
The Echo‘s Ian Doyle highlighted how Nunez “put in a real shift” and that Jota was “always busy,” two important traits in a game that was begging for moments of quality and intensity.
In Mohamed Salah‘s absence, the trio have stepped up and contributed consistently, and they were seemingly trying to outdo one another with their headed finishes at Anfield!
The Argentine was ineffective and after a brilliant run of performances in the deep-lying role, it will be intriguing to see how Klopp uses the pair moving forward.
The next look will come in a week’s time, when Liverpool travel to Brentford for the Saturday lunchtime kickoff – another must-win for the Reds.