Virgil van Dijk Scores 8 and One Scores 9 in Liverpool Player Ratings vs Luton Town

Liverpool extended their lead at the top of the Premier League standings with a comeback victory over Luton Town.

After conceding an early goal from Chiedozie Ognebe, Liverpool showcased their resilience with goals from Virgil van Dijk, Cody Gakpo, Luis Diaz, and Harvey Elliott in the second half.

Despite facing injuries, Liverpool secured a commanding 4-1 win at Anfield, displaying their strength and depth.

As Jurgen Klopp’s side prepare for the Carabao Cup final on Sunday, the Ian Doyle of the Liverpool Echo rates the performances of the players in this impressive display.

Caoimhin Kelleher 6

“Long pings opened up Luton early on until visitors got wise to it. Should have done better with Chong shot for the opener but few saves to make.”

Conor Bradley 7

“Attacking raids muted first half and kept busy defensively, but burst into life after break and quick thinking at throw-in prompted second. Subbed.”

Jarell Quansah 7

“Made one necessary challenge first half as Luton threatened and rarely flustered, particularly when passing out from the back.”

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Virgil van Dijk 8

“Headed everything away and calm both in possession and defensively, and powerfully headed in first goal. Excellent showing.”

Joe Gomez 7

“Didn’t have it easy up against Ogbene first half and forward forays not particularly effective, but better after that and switched to right-back for closing quarter. Booked.”

Wataru Endo 8

“Fashioned one opening for Diaz and got stuck in, and mopped up a number of second balls. Hugely influential in Liverpool stepping up second half.”

Alexis Mac Allister 9

“Tried to get Liverpool moving first half with mixed results but superb after interval with crosses from right creating the equaliser and the second. Subbed.”

Ryan Gravenberch 7

“Built on his showing at Brentford with a lively first half but lacked some decisiveness in the final third. Another to improve after break. Subbed.”

Harvey Elliott 7

“Ostensibly on the right, created early chance for Diaz but struggled for impact before break until impressive second-half showing capped by fourth goal.”

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Cody Gakpo 7

“Kept hold of the ball well in the opening quarter before becoming isolated and a little frustrated. Second half different story and predatory header for second goal.”

Luis Diaz 7

“Spurned two great chances in the early exchanges but kept being pestering the visiting defence and eventually got his reward with the third. Subbed.”

Andy Robertson (for Bradley 68) 7

“Lively cameo and alert to steal in and win the ball to prompt Diaz strike.”

Bobby Clark (for Gravenberch 78) 7

“More good minutes for the youngster.”

James McConnell (for Mac Allister 89)

“Clobbered within seconds of being introduced.”

Jayden Danns (for Diaz 89)

“Memorable debut for the 18-year-old, who was involved in the fourth goal.”

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