Dominant, professional, mature display with a makeshift backline and several key pieces out of the starting XI. Massive performance.
Alisson – 7
Fitting, clean sheet tribute to the late, great Ray Clemence. Huge reflex double save on Vardy & Barnes was peak AB1.
Milner – 9
Gets a door named after him and forgets he’s old AF. Sprayed dangerous passes all over the field and was just as impressive defensively against serious pace down the right flank.
Matip – 8
Did well with his positioning all night. Going to be a massively important player for us down the stretch. (wrings hands nervously)*
Fabinho – 8
Will always advocate that he’s better off in the mids for us. Hard to ignore his start to clean sheet ratio though.
Robertson – 9
A Jack Russel with a wand of a left foot. The ball into Jota was video game stuff.
Gini – 8
Typical, effective, blue collar Gini performance. Survived Mendy’s attempt to take his foot clean off. Made of steel which definitely improves his case for an improved contract extension.
CuJo – 8
So…pretty clear he’s been locking himself in a closet and watching tape of Henderson. Quick in distribution, tough in disrupting play. His best performance of the season.
Naby lad – 7
To be fair, lasted 12 minutes longer than I had anticipated. Was tits before the hammy went. See ya in a couple months, mate.
Mane – 8
Just gave Fofana absolute fits all match long. Absolute nightmare to play against. In on everything.
Firmino – 9
Would have been my MOTM even if he hadn’t scored. Was the absolute business, winning back possession in the mids, springing counters, harassing the back line. Never been so invested in one player scoring in my life. Had my first cig in over a year after he scored. Red eye’d and smoking off the back patio. Neighbors came over and did a wellness check. Got a bit misty watching the boys reaction to the goal.
Jota – 8
Breaking records now. Unreal signing, even if the form isn’t sustainable.
Neco – 7 (‘58)
Didn’t look out of place. Which is all you can ask.
Origi / Minamino – N/A (‘89)
Salah – F
Failing grade for pretending that you can go to a wedding with hundreds of people and practice social distancing. You can’t. Ya tit.