11 Jul Liverpool’s Robertson, Fabinho earn 8/10, however champions cannot beat Burnley
Premier League champions Liverpool didn’t win a league sport at residence for the primary time this season, as they have been held to a 1-1 draw by the resolute Burnley.
Clarets goalkeeper Nick Pope was the thorn in Liverpool’s facet, producing some very good saves to disclaim the likes of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.
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Andy Robertson scored the opening purpose with an beautiful header, although Burnley bought themselves again into the sport with a superb second-half strike from Jay Rodriguez.
Whereas this sport can have no bearing on their league place, Jurgen Klopp will probably be pissed off that his facet didn’t take all three factors as they chase down a Premier League report total.
Liverpool actually do transfer the ball brilliantly, which allowed them to tug Burnley out of place and open up areas for themselves. In addition they appeared convincing in most of their defending earlier than the Burnley purpose, with the guests failing to create too many possibilities.
Generally Liverpool’s passes within the ultimate third have been over-hit or misplaced, with Burnley filling in to make issues robust for them. They have been pretty wasteful in entrance of purpose, even when they have been denied by sensible saves from Pope at occasions. Burnley’s equaliser was punishment for this. Will probably be irritating that they have been undone by a set piece after being so dominant in open play.
Supervisor score out of 10
7 — Klopp has a problem on his fingers making certain Liverpool are on prime kind in each sport now that they’re confirmed as champions. The German coach used youth merchandise Neco Williams and Curtis Jones, who each gave good accounts of themselves, however he simply could not push his team on to victory.
Participant scores (1-10; 10 = finest, gamers launched after 70 minutes get no score)
GK Alisson Becker, 6 — There wasn’t an excessive amount of the Brazil worldwide may do about Rodriguez’s purpose, and he did not have that a lot else to do all through the sport.
DF Neco Williams, 7 — Again on his most well-liked proper facet, Williams confirmed why he’s so extremely regarded. The 19-year-old’s high quality was there for all to see, although there have been just a few moments of naivety defensively.
DF Joe Gomez, 6 — Strong for giant durations, however there have been just a few occasions that the England defender’s focus appeared to slide. He may have completed higher for Burnley’s purpose. Was booked for fouling Matej Vydra after taking a poor contact.
DF Virgil van Dijk, 7 — The Dutchman was dominant within the majority of his play, barely placing a foot flawed. He will not have been proud of the way in which through which the purpose was conceded.
DF Andy Robertson, 8 — The Scotland captain’s header to open the scoring was merely very good, whereas his harmful deliveries into the field deserved at the least one help.
MF Georginio Wijnaldum, 6 — Confirmed his normal power and helped guarantee Liverpool moved the ball properly. Did not present an excessive amount of leading edge.
MF Fabinho, 8 — His help for Robertson’s purpose was pleasant. The Brazil midfielder additionally swept up a lot of the hazard in central areas and confirmed the general high quality of his passing.
MF Curtis Jones, 7 — The teenager has an enormous job forward of him attempting to completely break into the Liverpool midfield, however performances like it will assist his trigger. He was authoritative, seeing loads of the ball, although he was wasteful in entrance of purpose.
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FW Mohamed Salah, 6 — He was pissed off by sensible saves from Pope, however the Egyptian ought to have completed significantly better with among the efforts he had on purpose. He’ll wrestle to consider that he didn’t hit the again of the web.
FW Roberto Firmino, 5 — Made some sensible touches, however was actually wasteful within the ultimate third. Had a fantastic likelihood to get his first residence league purpose of the season, although he hit the put up with a poorly struck effort.
FW Sadio Mane, 7 — Like Salah, Mane discovered himself being denied by Pope, regardless of there being occasions when he threatened to beat the keeper who remains to be chasing the Premier League’s Golden Glove award this season.
Trent Alexander-Arnold, 6 — Changed Williams within the 69th minute and confirmed loads of trademark high quality in his distribution.
Naby Keita, 4 — Changed Jones within the 69th minute and made some poor cross picks.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, N/A — Changed Wijnaldum within the 81st minute and struggled to unlock Burnley’s defence.