20-year-old “Made Instant Impact” and Two Others Very Good in Liverpool Player Ratings vs Burnley

Ian Doyle presents his Liverpool player ratings following their 3-1 Premier League triumph over Burnley at Anfield.

Liverpool reclaimed the top spot in the Premier League standings after securing a hard-fought 3-1 victory against Burnley, who are battling relegation. Despite Diogo Jota’s opening goal, Burnley managed to equalize just before halftime with a header from Dara O’Shea.

However, Liverpool pulled ahead in the second half with goals from Luis Diaz and Darwin Nunez, securing a crucial win and moving two points ahead of Manchester City in the title race.

Here are the ratings for the Liverpool players on a day when Anfield witnessed a record attendance for a league match, with 59,896 fans in attendance.

Caoimhin Kelleher 8

Brave to save at the feet of Amdouni early on and even better stop from Fofana after break. Confident with distribution – one momentary slip aside – and no chance with equaliser.

Trent Alexander-Arnold 7

Looked to get Liverpool going during slow opening and delivered fine corner for the opener. Half-time substitution a worry, though.

Jarell Quansah 7

Tidy enough first half but coaxed into one needless tackle. Better as Burnley pressed second half, particularly in the air, and one shot on turn just wide. Booked.

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Virgil van Dijk 6

Somewhat unconvincing during early stages but settled after that. Had header saved by Trafford in closing quarter.

Andy Robertson 7

One shot blocked at close range first half and understandably looked a little rusty at times. Corner deliveries caused problems and improved as game progressed. Subbed.

Wataru Endo 7

Tidied up regularly in front of back four and willing to put foot in, and stepped up at start of second half when Liverpool needed injection of tempo. Lost man for equaliser, though. Booked and subbed.

Alexis Mac Allister 6

Playing on the right of midfield three, wasn’t involved as much as of late before break. Shifted to left at half-time and steady rather than spectacular. Subbed.

Curtis Jones 7

Saw a lot of the ball on the left edge of the engine room but not much incision first half. More than decent when moving to right-back second half.

Diogo Jota 7

Opened the scoring with well-taken header and among those thwarted by Trafford second half. Involved in third goal and always busy.

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Darwin Nunez 7

Created chance for Diaz during intermittent first half display, but showed up after break and put in real shift playing on shoulder of last defender which was rewarded with good header for third. Missed chance for another late on.

Luis Diaz 8

Like many team-mates, started slowly but began to push his marker back with constant probing down the left. Forced good save from Trafford and stooped well to head in second. Subbed.

SUBS

Harvey Elliott (for Alexander-Arnold 46) 9

The 20-year-old made instant impact with his energy and care in possession, and put in inviting crosses for the second and third goals. Helped changed the game.

Cody Gakpo (for Diaz 82)

Lively cameo from the Dutchman.

James McConnell (for Endo 90+7)

Another outing for the teenager.

Bobby Clark (for Mac Allister 90+7)

More Premier League minutes for the youngster.

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