• David Tyrer

Player Ratings: Bournemouth 0-3 Liverpool

What a way to immediately follow up a huge derby win on Wednesday, with a smashing three points at Dean Court today.


The Reds struggled in the first 30 minutes to really get going. Once they did Bournemouth just didn't have any answers to the questions our attacking and incisive passing posed.


With over 74% possession - depending on where you get your stats from - Liverpool utterly dominated and the only downside was that we didn't add a huge amount to our goal tally.


So 16 matches gone, 15 wins, 1 draw and 46 points from a possible 48. If we continue at this pace, we'll blow all previous English football records aside. It's a scary thought.


Alisson - There's nothing to say because he literally didn't have to touch the ball in any serious way. Bournemouth had literally zero shots on target. 6


Joe Gomez - Was doing okay as the right back, without providing much of an attacking outlet, but thankfully excelled when he reverted to centre back. May get his chance for the next couple of weeks to stake his claim again. 7


Virgil Van Dijk - In imperious form again. Anything Bournemouth tried to do he stopped in its tracks. If it looked like we had an easy game, and an easy clean-sheet, it was generally thanks to him and his ability to organise. 8


Dejan Lovren - How often has this got to happen to Lovren? The Croatian was in great form, but went off injured after 30-odd minutes. It's like every other season. We're hoping there's some good news, because lord knows we need him fit right now. Did well enough up until he went off too. 7


Andy Robertson - Did everything required of him and got a 15 minute rest too. It might not be Wednesday, but would expect him to be rested either then or next Saturday. We could just about manage in Trent's absence but we'd seriously struggle without Robbo down that left side. 7


Jordan Henderson - Returned to the side and gave a real captain's display. Some great passing, showing he actually does have that range many doubt, before assisting the first goal. 7


James Milner - Solid enough but was largely unnoticed throughout the game. It didn't matter too much as the team itself was brilliant as a whole. 6


Naby Keita - He'll play better, but he has played much worse. Scored the second and assisted the first - what more can you ask for his first full game back? Well, he was very impressive too, offering a creative outlet through the middle and providing an extra body in and around the opposition box throughout. 7


Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain - Another goal for the Ox, who provided good drive and quality down the left in Mane's absence. He tended to drift inside and come more central but it really didn't matter against a really poor Bournemouth team. He's now got 10 goals in his Liverpool career, as stuttering as it's been, half of what he managed in 7 years at Arsenal. 7


Mo Salah - It was a great sight to see Salah swanning about the Dean Court pitch like he owned it. It's been missing this season and the hope is that this is the start of Mo finding his legendary form again. A goal, and assist for Keita's goal ended a great day for him. 8 Man of the Match


Roberto Firmino - A solid enough day for the number 9 who worked hard for little personal reward. As always with Bobby though, it's the team that matters and he did plenty to ensure we got the result we wanted. 7


Subs:


Trent Alexander-Arnold - Came off the bench in the first half to replace the injured Lovren. Immediately looked threatening and his crossing was superb. Unlucky not to have added to his assists today, too. 7


Curtis Jones - A Premier League debut, a tidy little cameo and hope that he'll get more starts in the future. The future is certainly bright. 6


Xherdan Shaqiri - Nice to see him get on the pitch, even if only for 5-8 minutes. Be nice to see him get more games from hereon in, as quality like his shouldn't be out of the first-team picture for this long. NA



 
 

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