Anfield was the place where Liverpool got a visit from RB Leipzig in the UEFA Champions League. We got tonight’s player ratings.
Even though Liverpool is going through a tough moment in the Premier League, they still could defeat RB Leipzig tonight. The UEFA Champions League is the one tournament in which the Reds are still looking good in terms of game and results. Jurgen Klopp knows that if they want to get any type of silverware this season, they have to give everything they got in this tournament. The players know this too after looking at the level of performance they showed against RB Leipzig tonight.
We can’t forget that the German squad reached last season’s semifinals under Julian Nagelsmann. They are no slouch to face in this competition. Klopp knows how difficult this squad can get under rough circumstances like today. The Reds were coming from a valuable away victory that handed them a lifeline in a complicated season. Even though the match itself wasn’t easy for either side, Liverpool still prevailed.
Mane and Salah FTW.
In the particular competition that the press alleges between Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, both players were on point tonight. With 20 minutes left on the clock, Salah made a fantastic combination with Diogo Jota to score his 25th goal of the season. Those numbers are in all competitions and confirm Mo as one of Liverpool’s top players.
After that, Sadio Mane scored the second goal thanks to an assist from Divock Origi. With this final 4-0 win on the aggregate, Liverpool gets through to the quarterfinals and waits one more week for the draw. This week’s activity gave us Liverpool, PSG, Porto, and Borussia Dortmund in the next round. Let’s see what the next week of competition can bring us.
Liverpool: Alisson (7), Robertson (7), Kabak (7), Phillips (7), Trent (7), Wijnaldum (7), Fabinho (8), Thiago (6), Salah (8), Mane (8), Jota (6).
Bench: Keita (9), Origi (7), Milner (7), Oxlade-Chamberlain (5), Tsimikas (5).
RB Leipzig: Guliacsi (5), Klostermann (5), Mukiele (6), Upamecano (6), Sampl (5), Sabitzer (6), Nkunku (6), Olmo (5), Adams (5), Forsberg (5), Poulsen (6).
Bench: Serloth (5), Kluivert (5), Hee-Chan (5), Haidara (5).
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