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  • David Tyrer

Player Ratings: Aston Villa 5-0 Liverpool

It was a pretty thankless task for the lads tonight. They knew that, in all likelihood, they'd be going out but not one of the players let themselves down.


Jurgen Klopp, Neil Critchley and the senior playing squad watching will have been immensely proud of that performance, despite the scoreline.


All that was missing was a bit more cutting edge up front, where young forward Longstaff toiled away against a pair of hugely experienced defenders.


Elsewhere, there were great individual displays all over the park and one or two will have seriously pressed their claims for a place in the league match day squad in the future.


Caoimhin Kelleher - Nervy start to the match but grew in confidence and made some good saves. 8


Morgan Boyes - Acquitted himself well and was unfortunate to have an own goal chalked against his name. 7


Ki-Jane Hoever - When you consider that we conceded five goals, it seems strange that a centre back would get man of the match but he was immense. 9 Man of the Match


Sepp van den Berg - Had some great moments and made a couple of key recovery tackles but was overall a little nervy. 6


Tony Gallacher - The Glasgow-born 20 year old was solid enough and covered well down the left flank. 7


Pedro Chirivella - Probably the last time the 22 year old Spaniard will play for the Reds but he didn't do his summer options any real harm. Captain and led well. 7


Herbie Kane - Much like the captain, it's likely Kane's future lies away from Anfield at 21, but he certainly put himself in the shop window with an all-action display and a great work-rate. 7


Isaac Christie-Davies - Worked hard and created a few good moments for himself and his team-mates but ultimately wasn't able to find a way through down the right-hand side. 7


Thomas Hill - Toiled away but had little joy down the left side. Like his young team-mates though, worked his socks off. 6


Harvey Elliott - Pipped to our MOTM award simply because he wasn't able to find a goal but his display easily deserved at least one. At 16, he is mature beyond his years. Big future. 8


Luis Longstaff - Absolutely no change at all from Villa's defenders but not for want of trying. 6


Subs:


Jack Bearne - Did fine when he came on. 6


Leighton Clarkson - A bit overwhelmed after he came on but didn't do anything wrong. 6


James Norris - Came on late on, had little time to really make an impact. NA



 

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