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 Leicester 0-3 Liverpool: Player rating

Liverpool delivered what could be the nail in Leicester’s relegation coffin thanks to a 3-0 win that keeps alive their slim hopes of a top-four finish.
Leicester City 0-3 Liverpool

Premier League (36), King Power
May 15, 2023

Goals: Jones 33′, 36′, Alexander-Arnold 71′

Alisson – 7 (out of 10)

Touches were few and far between, but it was Alisson’s well-timed ball over the Leicester line that triggered the opener.
Lui coped well with intermittent pressure from Leicester, got off the line quickly and got a brilliant hand off Harvey Barnes’ curled shot for his third consecutive clean sheet.
Trent Alexander Arnold – 9

The team leader with 125 touches – more than any other player – we saw Trent again in the reverse position, playing with a freedom that Leicester were unable to close.
He gave us another great free kick to add to the highlight, surely it wouldn’t be a King Power mauling without a shot from our number 66, would it? A brilliant ball in Cody Gakpo’s trajectory deserved a finish – we said it the other day – but there was no shortage of superb passing and only a Red could take away the Man of the Match from him.

A brilliant ball in Cody Gakpo’s trajectory deserved a finish – we said it the other day – but there was no shortage of superb passing and only a Red could deprive him of the Man of the Match.


Ibrahim Konaat – 7


Controlled in his back sweep and strong in his aerial duels, so strong that, according to referee Craig Pawson, he fouled two players at once.

He gave us a few minutes to sweat, but he either cleaned up or had enough cover to rule out any potential danger.

Virgil van Dyke – 8


Unperturbed in the air, the Dutchman was calm with the ball at his feet as he designed the defense with his trademark domineering attitude.

Neatly owned and another clean slate to add to his collection. Andy Robertson-7


A performance that won’t make the headlines as fellow full-back, Andy Robertson was a standout for the Reds with both his attacking plays in the final third and defensively.

Liverpool’s accuracy on the ball speaks volumes for how the game will turn out and the Scotsman helped lead the way on this front with a passing accuracy of 88.5%.


The opponent could be destined for the Scudetto, but Fabinho continued to demonstrate that he has moved on and enjoys the support offered by the new system.

He supplied the pressure off the ball, he recovered decisively and – although his shots on target left something to be desired – he continued to look tidier as they passed him.

Jordan Henderson-7


After being used off the bench in the final time out, the captain was brought back into the squad and combined well with Salah and Alexander-Arnold, giving both opportunities to shine. A role that won’t earn him much acclaim, but a solid performance that made others shine was all that was needed on this occasion.

Curtis Jones-9 (Man of the Match)


A ninth straight season away and brimming with confidence, it’s no wonder he scored two goals in three minutes

These were no ordinary punches either, both delivered with the poise and composure he displayed throughout his 84-minute performance.

Has controlled the pace and is now showing growing maturity on and off the ball to take his game to the next level. Mohammad Salah – 8


Liverpool’s last winning streak was all about the Egyptian’s goalscoring, but here he showed his selfless side with a magnificent hat-trick.

The vision and execution were top notch, but we expect no less. He had his chances to score one himself, but it certainly wasn’t his night on that front, squandering a one-on-one opportunity with an offbeat shin, the obvious example.

Luis Diaz – 6


With this his third start since his lengthy injury layoff, expectations have yet to be tempered with this less-than-silky performance.

Not to be discouraged, Diaz remained heavily involved. Often stuck between shooting or passing, Jurgen Klopp urged him to keep his “eyes out” from the touchline. Cody Gakpo-8


There may be no contribution to his name, but Cody Gakpo’s ability to protect the ball and propel it forward continues to shine, with his signature proving to be smarter with every pass. He needed to do better with his finishing, but his contributions to transition defensively and as an outlet in center have been invaluable.

James Milner (substitute for Henderson, 74′) – 7 – made his presence felt and no less was expected at the end of his spell as Red.
Fabio Carvalho (for Jones, 83′) – 6 – More than a month after his last late appearance he can’t wait to join.
Harvey Elliott (sub for Salah, 88′) – N/A – Another late appearance left few chances for more than two touches.
Unused substitutes: Kelleher, Gomez, Matip, Tsimikas, Arthur

Winning seven in a row and nine games unbeaten, Liverpool proved to be a very different side as their systems adjusted and what looked like a tricky night on paper was deftly mastered.
His team radiates confidence, the happy faces are back and there is optimism at a time when he needed it most. This was not the nervous 1-0 that many expected, but rather a taste of the Liverpool we once knew and are starting to be again.
All Liverpool can do is keep asking the question and see how others react and it has been done at King Power. To you, Newcastle and Manchester United.
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Average Liverpool-Leicester (A)
1. Allison

26. R. Robertson

5. I Konate

66.T. Alexandre Arnold

4. V. van Dijk

17. C. Jones (↓84′)

3. Fabinho

14. J. Henderson (↓74′)

18. C. Acciaio

23. L. Diaz (↓74′)

11. Mohamed Salah (↓88′)

20. Diogo Jota (↑74′)

7.J. Milner (↑74′)

28. Fabio Carvalho (↑84′)

19. H.Elliott (↑88′)


Leicester, Leicester contro Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp – 8

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