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.
Anyway, let’s get on with it. Here are your ratings:
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.Embed from Getty Images
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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