Player Ratings: Liverpool 1–1 Burnley

Player Ratings

Liverpool

Simon Mignolet – 7

Dealt well with Burnley’s more direct approach, and looked confident in a sometimes-crowded penalty area but was once again left exposed for the goal.

Trent Alexander-Arnold – 5

Was at fault in the buildup to Burnley’s goal and often lost possession with his wayward final balls.

Joel Matip – 6

His mix-up with Klavan gifted the ball to Arfield for his goal but did otherwise produce a decent defensive performance whilst once again showing his expansive passing capabilities.

Ragnar Klavan – 5

Looked nervy on the ball resulting in the crowd taking a deep breath every time he received the ball and his lack of chemistry with Matip was demonstrated in their ‘pre-goal mix-up’.

Andy Robertson – 7

Was fairly muted in the first-half – maybe because Coutinho kept ignoring him on the overlap – but did receive more of the ball in the second-half and created some excellent deliveries.

Emre Can – 6

Played in the deeper midfield position but appeared lost and frustrated at times.

James Milner – 6

Looked fresh after not starting for a month and put in a solid performance.

Philippe Coutinho – 7

Was at the heart of the creativity in the Liverpool attack – especially in the second-half – produced one mesmerising run in which he took on a handful of Burnley players although his shooting was wayward, to say the least.

Mohamed Salah – 8

Scored and impressed once again – could have had a penalty late on when brought down by Mee.

Roberto Firmino – 6

Carried on his run of games as a passenger – failed to really impose himself on the match, or the Burnley defence for that matter.

Daniel Sturridge – 7

Intelligent movement, clever interplay and good close-control resulted in him having a good game but did tend to drift out of the area, and thus was not able to finish off some promising attacks.

Burnley

Nick Pope – 8

Although he seemed to spend most of the first-half timewasting, it was an impressive Premier League debut and was forced to make a number of decent saves.

Matthew Lowton – 7

Was responsible for marking Coutinho and stuck to his task, forcing the Brazilian to take many long-range shots.

James Tarkowski – 8

Leader in the Burnley defence and looked assured even when Liverpool were laying siege on the Burnley goal.

Ben Mee – 8

Solid performance – could have scored with a header and conceded a penalty late on.

Stephen Ward – 7

Was forced to work hard containing Salah and thus had little energy to join in Burnley’s intermittent attacks.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson – 6

Helped Lowton to minimise Coutinho’s influence on the game with relative success.

Steven Defour – 6

At the heart of the Burnley midfield, was responsible for starting a lot of Burnley’s counter-attacks.

Jack Cork – 7

Acted as a strong defensive shield in front of the back four.

Scott Arfield – 7

Showed his quality and composure with well-taken finish that gave Burnley the point.

Robbie Brady – 6

Had to work hard for the team, but did nothing spectacular, especially in attack.

Chris Wood – 6

Couldn’t score his third goal in three matches but did act as an aerial threat.

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Oliver Miller
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