Let us take a look at how Liverpool played against Midtjylland in the UEFA Champions League Group D game. We have the Player Ratings.
Liverpool managed to beat a tough competitor Midtjylland in their second Champions League fixture. The Reds secured the three points at Anfield to stay on top of Group D.
Evidently, this turned out to be a nervy game for Jurgen Klopp’s side. The visitors did not provide any opportunities for Liverpool to score in the first half.
However, after 10 minutes in the second half, Diogo Jota netted an elegant Liverpool team play for the first goal.
Consequently, the Portugal international scored the 10,000th goal in the club’s history.
On the other hand, Midtjylland came close to equalizing after Brazilian Evander’s chance whose shot went past Alisson.
Furthermore, Liverpool could not increase their lead after several opportunities. Also, the visitors nearly scored from another attempt from Anders Dreyer late in the second half.
Nevertheless, Mohamed Salah came off the bench only to be fouled by Midtjylland’s Paulinho in the penalty box. The Egypt international comfortably slot it past Mikkel Andersen to give Liverpool a 2-0 cushion.
Although, in the early stages of the game, Fabinho pulled a muscle while running. He was taken off in the 30th minute and replaced by the 19-year-old Rhy Williams.
This puts pressure on Klopp considering an empty-looking defensive line following Virgil van Dijk’s injury earlier.
Liverpool: Alisson (7), Fabinho (6), Gomez (7), Alexander-Arnold (7), Robertson (8), Henderson (6), Milner (4), Shaqiri (4), Minamino (4), Jota (8), Origi (5).
Bench: Williams (7), Salah (6), Wijnaldum (6), Firmino (4), Mane (6).
Midtjylland: Andersen (3), Sviatchenko (6), Scholz (7), Andersson (7), Victor (2), Frank (6), Cajuste (4), Dreyer (5), Sisto (4), Mabil (4), Kaba (5).
Bench: Evander (4), Kraev (5), Pfeiffer (5), Anderson (7).
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