Liverpool player ratings vs Arsenal as young stars shine in stunning shootout win
Ian Doyle gives his Liverpool player ratings vs Arsenal after the 5-5 draw and penalty shootout win in the Carabao Cup at Anfield
By Ian Doyle Chief Liverpool writer
10:25, 31 OCT 2019
Caoimhin Kelleher 6
Ability with the ball at his feet soon apparent. Could probably have pushed the ball away from danger for the first two Arsenal goals and sold short for the fourth by Milner. Tough night, but vital penalty save in shoot-out.
Neco Williams 7
Settled nerves on debut with an early touch. Willing to get forward and got stuck in after break. Put in a great cross for Origi's injury-time equaliser.
Joe Gomez 6
Bounced Martinelli after one foot race but played on the edge at bit too much. Put team-mates in trouble with his passing at times after the break.
Sepp van den Berg 6
Composed when in possession for the most part. No massive mistakes. Can be happy with his work – well, as happy as you can be when the defence concedes five.
James Milner 6
Usual tidy self at left-back and tucked the penalty away confidently. Underhit pass cost Liverpool the fourth, though. Otherwise solid.
Adam Lallana 6
In the defensive midfield role, pressed hard and used ball reasonably okay, but lost it on occasion in dangerous positions. Tired dramatically late on. Booked.
Naby Keita 5
Didn't do enough going forward before the break, playing too safe. Started second half poorly and subbed.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 7
Cross from the right forced the opening goal but lost ball to prompt the Arsenal equaliser. Fantastic shot for Liverpool's third.
Harvey Elliott 6
Fired over in opening stages but very quiet and gave ball away for Arsenal third. Better when shifting to left flank, winning penalty and creating good chance for Origi.
Rhian Brewster 7
Presence prompted Mustafi to knock into his own net and later headed at Martinez. Improved after the break, showing what's he's all about and finished strongly. Booked.
Divock Origi 8
Had fair amount of possession first half but flattered to deceive and missed a great header for 3-3. Far, far better after the break and scored two incredible goals.
Curtis Jones (for Keita 55) 7
Passed to Origi for the fourth. Some nice touches when back in midfield then tucked away the winning penalty.
Pedro Chirivella (for Oxlade-Chamberlain 81)
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