Liverpool Echo player ratings
Liverpool player ratings for the 2-0 win away to Sheffield United in the Premier League
Took confidence from two early saves from McGoldrick. Kept things simple with his kicking and punched well.
Trent Alexander-Arnold 8
A real threat when overlapping down the right, delivered some good crosses, tested Ramsdale with one shot and did so well to create the opener.
Nat Phillips 8
Winning the first header set the tone for a dominant performance in the air. Beaten once for pace second half, but limited those issues. Very good.
Ozan Kabak 6
Hampered by a lack of communication at times, not least when scoring an own goal that was rightly ruled out for offside. Dithered too often but good tackle to deny McBurnie.
Andy Robertson 7
Unable to probe forward as much as usual until the game opened up second half and twice could have scored. Defensively sound.
Gini Wijnaldum 7
Another to be denied by Ramsdale, much of his work went under the radar until a more prominent and energetic second-half showing.
Thiago Alcantara 6
Efficient in possession with some progressive moments and didn’t go ground readily with his tackling. Subbed.
Curtis Jones 8
Broke forward with purpose on occasion and sought to make things happen, and finished the opener with real conviction. Subbed.
Mohamed Salah 7
Denied by the leg of Ramsdale after racing into the area and continually harassed the home defence.
Roberto Firmino 7
Worked hard and got into some great positions only to miss two first-half chances. Made amends with great footwork for the second and deserved the luck of the deflection.
Sadio Mane 7
In a more free role, popped up all over the pitch and led the fight with his tenacity helping set up the second.
James Milner (for Thiago 76) 6
Brought some experience to help see the game out.
Naby Keita (for Jones 80)
Welcome minutes for the midfielder.
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