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Player Ratings: Liverpool 5-3 Chelsea

What a belter of a game. Mad as fuck, end to end and could actually have gone either way, as they like to say.


But in the end the quality of the European, World and now English champions made the difference, with Liverpool banging in 5 to Chelsea's 3.


It had all the hallmarks of an end of season game between two sides with little to play for. Which was sort of the case for Liverpool, but there was pride in knowing we'd won our last home game of the season.


For Chelsea it was crucial that they get some points from the game, even one, so losing now leaves them needing at least a point on Sunday to guarantee Champions League football.


That matters not one bit for LFC though, who lifted the trophy at Anfield; crowned Premier League champions, for the first time in 30 years. Drink it in, lads!


Check out the player ratings below:

Alisson - Couldn't do anything for any of Chelsea's goal, actually made a great save to deny their first initially but couldn't stop the follow-up. 7

Trent Alexander-Arnold - Grabbed our second, set up Firmino for his first Anfield goal of the season and generally looked a huge threat to Chelsea's right side all night long. 8 Man of the Match

Virgil Van Dijk - Quite sloppy at times. The best in the world looks like he's already on the beach! In Formby, as he won't be going abroad any time soon. 6


Joe Gomez - Similar to Virgil, in that he's played lately like he's already finished for the season. He and Van Dijk ended up tripping over each other in the build up to Chelsea' third. 6


Andy Robertson - His energy levels almost rival Milner's and his run up the field for our fifth was phenomenal, as he saw a tired Chelsea full back ahead of him and smelled blood. Lovely ball to pick out Ox at the back post. 7


Fabinho - Solid, reliable, classy and world class. He eventually got hold of the midfield was our ever present throughout. 7


Gini Wijnaldum - Was a bit subdued, but kept somehow popping up in key areas. It eventually paid off as he smashed it high into Chelsea's net from a corner. 7


Naby Keita - Bloody hell, what a strike to open the scoring. That's what we bought him for. 7


Sadio Mane - Plugged away, worked his socks off but was unlucky not to find any clear cut chances for himself. 7


Mo Salah - A genuinely frustrating night for Mo, who could've had two easy goals, but fluffed his chances. Brought off in the second half and his frustration showed through. 6


Roberto Firmino - Finally, a goal at Anfield for the Brazilian; his first at Anfield this season in the league. 7

Subs:


Curtis Jones - Looked eager, but struggled to get a real foothold in the game. It was hectic as all hell, so it's not a mark against him. Earned his first winners medal though! 6


James Milner - Kept it more tight, made sure the midfield battle became more physical and it was clear to see Chelsea's player shrink away from some challenges once he came on. 7


Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain - Feels harsh giving Ox a middling score, but he wasn't on that long enough before smashing in our final goal. 6


Divock Origi - Jumped for a few headers, didn't do a lot else, to be fair. NA


Takumi Minamino - Same as Div, except he looked a little bit more lively. NA



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