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Player Ratings from Liverpool 2-0 Manchester United

Liverpool v Manchester United - Premier League - Anfield

Liverpool’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (left) and Manchester United’s Brandon Williams battle for the ball during the Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool. (Photo by Martin Rickett/PA Images via Getty Images)

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Liverpool might’ve needed a stoppage time goal to put Manchester United away, but the Reds outclassed their rivals on Sunday at Anfield.

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It was a righteous beatdown of the visitors, who were without Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford but looked more like a relegated-threatened side than one of the most successful clubs in football history.

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Alisson -- 9 -- One of the world’s best gets an extra point for assisting Mohamed Salah’s insurance goal.

Andy Robertson -- 7 -- Typical strength from the hard-working Scot.

Joe Gomez -- 7

Virgil van Dijk -- 8 -- Scored the decisive goal and was almost imperious at the back.

Trent Alexander-Arnold -- 7

Georginio Wijnaldum -- 7

Jordan Henderson -- 8 -- One of his best days in the shirt, winning numerous tackles and deprived of a delightful goal by De Gea.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Out 66') -- 7

Sadio Mane (Out 83') -- 5 -- If he’s anywhere near his average self, he has a first half hat trick.

Mohamed Salah -- 7 -- Tied for a match-high shots with Mane, but had more of an edge and found a deserved goal late.

Roberto Firmino (Out 83') -- 7 -- A game-high six dribbles to go with plenty of industry.


Adam Lallana (66') -- 7

Divock Origi (83') -- N/A

Fabinho (83') -- N/A

Manchester United

David De Gea -- 7 -- An incredible save on Jordan Henderson on a day he had so little help.

Luke Shaw (Off 87') -- 5

Harry Maguire -- 4 -- Tried to do too much in his first match as full-time United captain.

Victor Lindelof -- 4

Aaron Wan-Bissaka -- 6 -- One of few standouts on the day, with loads of energy and few ready to meet his level.

Brandon Williams (Out 75') -- 6

Nemanja Matic -- 6

Fred -- 7 -- One of the few United players to bring effort and sharpness, but his shooting was off. Only Van Dijk attempted more passes.

Andreas Pereira (Out 75') -- 3 -- Don’t let his ability to produce an edge of your seat moment detract from 16-of-26 passing and dreadful inconsistency.

Daniel James -- 5

Anthony Martial -- 4 -- Blazed a perfect chance to tie the match over the bar, and effort wasn’t there.


Juan Mata (In 75') -- N/A

Mason Greenwood (In 75') -- N/A

Diogo Dalot (In 87') -- N/A