Liverpool 0-2 Everton: Ratings as Reds fluff their lines and suffer smash-and-grab defeat

DON KOPLEONE rates the Reds after a Merseyside Derby to forget for Liverpool.

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I can’t be arsed to do this. We played fine. We win that game more often than not.

The referee didn’t bother to look at VAR for *four* seconds for the penalty, which shouldn’t have stood. But it wouldn’t have mattered anyway as we never looked like we’d score.

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Anyway, let’s get on with it. Here are your ratings:

Starting XI

Ali 6.5 – Couple of big saves and did little wrong, even if he was a bit nervy on the ball at times.

Trent 8 – Liverpool’s best player. The Scouser was passionate and dynamic throughout, and looked a constant threat on the right. His delicious whipped ball across goal in the second half was begging for a tap-in, but no-one gambled.

OK 5 – Horrid body shape for the opener. A nervous wreck throughout. Couldn’t deal with the wind or with Richarlison’s running and physicality. A derby debut to forget.


Hendo 7 – Almost gave Liverpool an equaliser with a volley but denied by a superb Pickford save. Hopefully his hamstring injury is not as serious as it might be.

Robbo 6 – A couple of crosses were threatening, but well short of his best.

Jones 5.5 – Anonymous, mostly. Deservedly hooked after a poor display.

Gini 6 – Similarly passive, but did produce a decent effort on goal in the dying embers of the game.

Thiago 6.5 – Very sloppy in the first half, but pressing was much better in the second. Still looks well off his creative best in a Liverpool shirt.

Salah 6.5 – Tried, but largely failed. Denied at close range by Jordan Pickford.

Bobby 6 – Argh. So many chances for the Brazilian, and he wasted them all. Looks devoid of confidence.

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Sadio 7 – Did all he could with difficult headed chances and dribbled with menace. Needed to score today, though.


Natty P 6.5 – Pretty solid for the most part. Lost out to Calvert-Lewin in one challenge and looked like Liverpool would pay, but he recovered well to pressure the Everton substitute into running the ball out of play.

Little Shaq 6.5 – Almost created a couple of chances, but final ball was slightly off. Looked more threatening on the ball than most of Liverpool’s other attacking players, though.

Origi N/A – Not sure he touched the ball.

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