Matchday 38 – Newcastle 1 – 3 Liverpool: Match Ratings
Last game of the season. What a season! Back for more in a couple of weeks!
Alisson – 7
To be fair, was probably still reading the lineup card when the opener went in. Wasn’t bothered the rest of the match
Neco – 6
Responsible for keeping Gayle onside for the opener. Ran his socks off afterward. Solid and will only get better.
Gomez – 7
Clean and tidy. Had some really good one on one wins.
Van Dijk – 8
Imperial out of possession, dominant in possession. Got up well for the equalizer and almost got a second.
Robertson – 7
Back to his terrier best. Dogged in defense and quick going forward. His average is better than mosts bests.
Probably the best choice to scrub in opposite of Jonjo. Typical industry and steel from ‘em.
Gini – 7
Played in the hole, highlighting his versatility. Neat and tidy and decent going forward. Can’t ask much else.
Keita – 8
The brightest of the lads, going forward. One of the few lads who will take players on one on one and create his own space. Some next-level vision and creativity going forward on the day.
Minamino – 6
Always on the cusps but not quite there. Belter of a shot, first half. Still looking for the end product.
Origi – 6
I was just yammering on for a solid 5 minutes to anyone who’d listen that he wasn’t good enough before he cuts in from the left and slaps one in… Like two left thumbs before that though…
Ox – 7
Struggled early on but stood a nice ball up to VVD for the equalizer and then was fairly tidy the rest of the match.
Worldie of a strike for the third. Terrifying on the counter. Almost unfair coming off the bench…
Firmino – 7
Comes on and makes two passes (to Salah & Keita) that probably no other striker in the world would be able to make.
Salah – 7
Creates space with his first touch and slaps it off the post. Always a danger, always in the mix.
TAA & Curtis Jones – n/a
Subbed on with 5 minutes left…