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Player ratings from Liverpool’s win at Chelsea

Jordan Henderson bends in a beauty from just outside the box to beat Thibaut Courtois on the top right corner of goal.

LONDON -- Liverpool made yet another huge stride forward as they beat Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge on Friday.

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Jurgen Klopp’s side rode first half goals from Dejan Lovren and Jordan Henderson for the win, as Diego Costa’s second half goal couldn’t inspire a comeback for Antonio Conte’s side.

Below we hand each player who took part marks out of 10. Let us know if you agree in the comments section below.


Thibaut Courtois - 6 - Made a superb save from Origi late in the second half but spilled an early shot.

Branislav Ivanovic - 5- Gave the ball away in possession and was caught out for pace on more than one occasion.

Gary Cahill - 4 - A night to forget. Awful defending for Liverpool’s first goal and struggled to cope with pace and movement of Mane and Coutinho in front of him.

David Luiz - 7 - Was Chelsea’s best defender. Good on the ball, took a blow to his face early on.

Cesar Azpilicueta - 5 - Didn’t offer much in attack but was solid enough in defense.

N’Golo Kante - 5 - Not a vintage display from the French international. Won the ball back as always but didn’t get forward

Nemanja Matic - 6 - Too slow on the ball at times but did set up Costa’s goal with a delicate chip.

Willian - 4 - Didn’t get a chance to run at James Milner and hooked off late on.

Oscar - 4 - Hard to remember him being on the pitch in the first half as Brazilian struggled with physicality of Henderson and Wijnaldum.

Eden Hazard - 5 - Cut inside menacingly a few times but it was far too often.

Diego Costa - 7 - Scored another goal and was a constant threat in the box but he just didn’t see enough of the ball and service to him was poor.

Subs: Cesc Fabregas, Pedro, Victor Moses - N/A - All came on in 82nd minute and didn’t have much time to contribute.


Simon Mignolet - 6 - Decent evening for the Belgian who didn’t have to make many saves.

Nathaniel Clyne - 6 - Solid enough from the England international

Dejan Lovren - 7 - Calm finish to put Liverpool ahead and shackled Costa well.

Joel Matip - 7 - Looks better with each game in England although slightly slid in for Costa’s goal. Other than that, very composed.

James Milner - 6 - Solid outing from a typical 6 out of 10 guy in the unfamiliar role of left back.

Jordan Henderson - 7 - What. A. Goal. Apart from bending a beauty in from 30-plus yards for the game-winner, Henderson did all the dirty work in midfield. Captain’s display.

(Star man) Georginio Wijnaldum - 8 - Dutchman was sublime. Alongside Henderson broke down all of Chelsea impetus and was exhausted at the end. Great display in a new role for him.

Adam Lallana - 6 - Kept going forward whenever he got the chance and whenever he picked up the ball it seemed like Chelsea were wary.

Philippe Coutinho - 6 - Whipped in a lovely cross for Lovren’s goal and like Lallana, always seemed dangerous when he got on the ball in the right areas.

Sadio Mane - 6 - Didn’t get a chance to get in-behind Chelsea’s defense and caught offside a few times.

Daniel Sturridge - 5 - Seemed to have a disagreement with Klopp in the second half and went straight down the tunnel when he was subbed moments later. Disappointing display.

Subs: Divock Origi (On for Daniel Sturridge, 57') - 6 - Dangerous on the break and came close with a header. Kevin Stewart, Lucas Leiva - N/A - Both came on late, made little impact.

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