The 238th Merseyside Derby. What could have been a glorious chance to push for Liverpool into the top 4 turned out to be catastrophic, the Reds suffering a 1-0 defeat at home.
Four straight league losses at Anfield for the first time since 1923. Staggering. This was also Klopp’s first defeat in a Merseyside derby.
Here are LFC Transfer Room’s player ratings:
Alisson Becker 5
Didn’t have that much to do, and did more than enough when called upon.
Trent Alexander-Arnold 5
By far, our best player. Was dangerous throughout the end and defended solidly when called upon. Could do nothing for the penalty, which should have been turned over.
Ozan Kabak 4
Not the Anfield debut young Kabak was hoping for. Lacked awareness for the first goal in the game, and was evidently nervous.
Jordan Henderson 4
Another one bit the dust. Was playing well until his injury. Subbed off for Nathaniel Phillips.
Andrew Robertson 4
Was clearly trying hard so get something, all to vain.
Thiago Alcantara 4.5
He actually had a decent game. Could have been better, but that’s the case for every player wearing red on the pitch. Subbed off for Divock Origi.
Georginio Wjinaldum 4
Did virtually nothing throughout the game.
Curtis Jones 4.5
Showed some bright sparks today, turned off sometimes. Subbed off for Shaqiri.
Sadio Mané 4
Had an absolutely shocking game, should have had a brace easily.
Roberto Firmino 4.5
Was our best forward today but his woeful finishing was the wall between Liverpool and goals.
Mohamed Salah 4
Was hardly seen throughout the game. Tried to create things but nothing happened.
Nathaniel Phillips 4.5
Played like how a proper CB should. Didn’t put a foot, or theater, a header wrong.
Xherdan Shaqiri 4
No noticeable impact.