• David Tyrer

Merseyside Derby Player Ratings: Everton 0-0 Liverpool

Well that was a massive bloody anti-climax. We've waited over three months for the boys to return and when they did, it was pretty poor, all things considered.

You can't even really argue that we should've won it, the chances were few and far between. Everton having the better chances late on.

In truth, both sets of players looked below-par, tired and rusty. Liverpool dominated possession and controlled most of the game, but created little of note.

The one downside from the point here is that we can't win it on Wednesday night now, unless Man City drops points against Burnley on Monday night.

Alisson - Literally nothing to do, apart from two late saves. The difference between losing our second game of the season and taking a nil-nil. 8 Man of the Match

Trent Alexander-Arnold - Looked rusty as hell and his delivery was shocking. It's such a huge part of his game that he looks half the player he is, without it. 6

Virgil Van Dijk - Solid, if unspectacular. Had a bit of a wobble himself late on after Lovren had come on. 6

Joel Matip - The best of our backline, until he went off injured. Now is not the time for another injury! 7

James Milner - Injured mid-way through the first half. Could've done without Mr Reliable going off, it unbalanced an already unbalanced defence. 6

Fabinho - On his game and looking classy in the first half. The constant changes in the second half didn't faze him much but visibly tiring late on. 7

Jordan Henderson - Good but seemed to spend a lot of the game filling in in other areas. Led well and scrapped strongly in the middle. 6

Naby Keita - The one element of our midfield that looked likely to make something happen, so it was disappointing to see him come off so early. 6

Sadio Mane - Without a doubt, our biggest threat throughout. Used left, right and then centrally and was never given the proper support in any position. 7

Takumi Minamino - Looked good in the first half, so was strange that he came off first, when the much more ineffective Firmino stayed on for an hour. 6

Roberto Firmino - Really didn't do a lot to warrant an hour on the pitch. His performance was slow and sluggish throughout. 5


Joe Gomez - Struggled at left back but defended well enough. Not comfortable going forward. 6

Gini Wijnaldum - Put himself about when he came on, looked full of energy. 7

Divock Origi - Let's be honest, he didn't do much when he came on. 6

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain - Poor really. Struggled to impact the game from the right, gave it away too many times. 6

Dejan Lovren - Let's just move on, shall we? 5


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