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Liverpool player ratings vs Everton - Liverpool Echo

By Ian Doyle Liverpool reporter

09:09, 4 MAR  2019

Liverpool were knocked off the top of the Premier League this weekend after a frustrating draw with Everton at Goodison Park.

The Reds couldn't find a way past the Toffees in the 233rd Merseyside derby, meaning Man City stayed a point clear at the top of the table following their 1-0 victory over Bournemouth on Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp's Reds have drawn four out of their last six Premier League games, and will rue some big chances missed against their bitter rivals.

Here's how Ian Doyle rated Liverpool's players for their performance at Goodison:

Alisson Becker 7
Bored first half. Saved from Calvert-Lewin after the break. That's it.

Trent Alexander-Arnold 6
Kept honest defensively by Bernard but did his best work going forward. Set-piece delivery wasn't great, tough.

Joel Matip 7
Less than convincing with his distribution but defending was solid. Read the game well, went on another Messi run but his 50p head betrayed him with one chance.

Virgil van Dijk 9
Bossed it against Calvert-Lewin and dominated the Everton attack whenever they have come close to threatening. Mistimed a great headed opening late on, however.

Andy Robertson 6
Won his battle with Walcott to the extent the winger was subbed, but wasn't really involved going forward as much as usual.

Fabinho 7
Played Salah clear and started to exert some control in the midfield towards half-time. The second half was more of a struggle as the game degenerated rapidly.

Gini Wijnaldum 6
Covered a lot of ground and while he didn't really do anything wrong, the Dutchman struggled to make any real impact. Subbed.

Jordan Henderson 6
The skipper made one great pass in to Salah early on and while not always on point with his passing he was adept at sniffing out danger in a busy midfield.

Mohamed Salah 5
Lost the ball horribly with practically his first touch which set the tone. Twice missed chances when sent clear, and while he kept going, this wasn't great.

Sadio Mane 6
Didn't have the same joy in the centre forward role, although his pace when running from deep is causing some issues. Some poor decision-making. Subbed.

Divock Origi 6
Caused a problem for Coleman with his physicality, and was free at the far post on several occasions but not spotted by team-mates. Subbed.

Substitutes

James Milner (for Wijnaldum 63) 6

Offered experience and energy.

Roberto Firmino (for Origi 63) 5

Incredible how many times he has been poor when coming off the bench.

Adam Lallana (for Mane 84)

Not even time for a Cruyff turn.

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