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Liverpool Echo player ratings

Ian Doyle runs the rule over Liverpool's performance after a 2-0 victory over Spurs delivered their sixth European Cup

By Ian Doyle Liverpool reporter
13:38, 1 JUN 2019

Liverpool defeated Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in the Champions League final last night to claim their sixth European Cup crown.

Goals from Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi handed the Reds the trophy in Madrid to widespread celebration from supporters.

Ian Doyle and James Pearce were at the Wanda Metropolitano to provide coverage for the ECHO on a famous night for Jurgen Klopp and his team.

Here are Ian's player ratings as Alisson shines in the baking heat while Divock Origi continues to prove why Klopp was right to keep faith with the Belgian forward.

Alisson Becker 9
Solid with his handling and found his distribution range after the break with one proper ping to release Salah. Came into his own late on with saves from Son, Moura and Eriksen to prevent a Tottenham comeback.

Trent Alexander-Arnold 8
Made a vital interception when Son would have been clear on goal and fizzed a shot wide first half. Great block on a goalbound Alli shot. Another mature performance that belied his tender years.

Joel Matip 8
Fortunate to escape a first-half booking after slipping into a foul on Kane but was thankful for his long legs with some fine interceptions. Later produced a lovely assist for Origi's clincher.

Virgil van Dijk 9
After a slightly wobbly start, won almost everything in the air and made a great tackle on Son second half. Comprehensively won his battle with Kane. What a player. What a season.

Andy Robertson 8
A great cross almost found Salah at the far post first half and forced Lloris into a good save with a shot from range. Defensively solid, and coped well with Son second half.

Fabinho 8
One delightful flick initiated an attack in midfield first half but was sometimes bypassed by Tottenham runners from deep. Got a grip of matters after the break, however.

Jordan Henderson 8
Started to influence more towards the break once Liverpool's midfielders stopped running into each other. Became stronger and stronger and helped keep Tottenham at bay late on.

Gini Wijnaldum 6
Worked hard but wasn't able to impact as much as intended. Improved a little but no surprise he was substituted.

Mohamed Salah 8
Thumped his penalty home with glee and was consistently Liverpool's most dangerous forward with his pace down the right. Memories of Kiev have been banished forever.

Roberto Firmino 5
A gamble that didn't pay off, the Brazilian lacking sharpness and impact after not starting for six weeks. Strangely, did more running than any Liverpool player first half. Subbed.

Sadio Mane 8
Earned the spot kick with a clever piece of play and largely had beating of Tripper down the left. A brilliant end to a brilliant season.

Divock Origi (for Firmino 58) 8
Provided extra energy and pace as a focal point. And then tucked away the clincher with real aplomb.

James Milner (for Wijnaldum 62) 8
Almost scored with a shot dragged narrowly wide. More than did his bit.

Joe Gomez (for Mane 90)
Like every one of his Liverpool team-mates, he is a European champion.

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