“Mr Versatile” Scores 7 as Darwin Nunez, Five Others Superb in Liverpool Player Ratings vs Sparta Prague

Player ratings from Liverpool’s 5-1 victory over Sparta Prague in the Europa League last 16 clash.

Liverpool displayed an impressive performance as they secured a dominant lead for the second leg at Anfield with a resounding 5-1 triumph over Sparta Prague.

Alexis Mac Allister, Darwin Nunez (2), Luis Diaz, and Dominik Szoboszlai were all on target for the Reds, contributing to their comfortable victory.

Notably, Mohamed Salah made a return from injury, providing a boost for Liverpool, although Jurgen Klopp faced a concerning moment when Ibrahima Konate was forced off the field due to injury early in the second half.

Here’s how Liverpool players were rated after a commanding win over Sparta Prague in the Europa League:

Caoimhin Kelleher 8

A superb display all game. Produced several outstanding saves and one brave claim that left him winded in the first half, seizing the opportunity to showcase his skills in Alisson’s absence.

Joe Gomez 7

Mr. Versatile returned to his position on the right side of defenslce, seamlessly transitioning into a hybrid role as required. He has become an indispensable member of the Liverpool squad. However, he was substituted at half-time for Conor Bradley.

Jarell Quansah 7

As composed as ever among his experienced teammates, he’s evolving into a key player for Jurgen Klopp’s team. His contribution might be crucial in containing Man City at this moment.

Ibrahima Konate 8

Preciado was denied two crucial interventions at 1-0 and proved rock solid against the tricky Haraslin. Unfortunately, he was forced off with an injury early in the second half, adding another real concern to the situation.

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Andy Robertson 6

The captain for the night, Sparta, faced the brunt of the threat on his side but maintained his usual performance along the flank. He continues to strive towards returning to his peak form following a shoulder injury.

Wataru Endo 7

Continuously gaining significance and prominence with each passing week, they serve as a true defensive expert in the midfield. They narrowly avoided a booking after bringing down Haraslin to thwart a counter-attack.

Alexis Mac Allister 8

The penalty was earned through expert pressing and calmly converted despite pressure from the noisy home crowd. Showed usual excellence in possession before being substituted for Bobby Clark.

Harvey Elliott 7

Efficient and composed with the ball, consistently driving Liverpool’s attack forward. Transitioned to the right flank in the second half, demonstrating adaptability, and provided an assist for Diaz.

Luis Diaz 8

Initially struggled to find his rhythm in the game, but gradually found his footing as it progressed. Demonstrated sharpness in finishing to secure his 12th goal of the season.

Cody Gakpo 7

He fluctuated in and out of the game, yet on a different occasion, he could have scored multiple goals. He consistently displayed a strong and eager running style. The goalkeeper effectively thwarted his attempts several times. However, he struggled with the final execution, lacking the finishing finesse.

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Darwin Nunez 9

He notched his 15th goal of the season with a crucial strike during Sparta’s resilient fightback from 1-0 down. His second goal was equally impressive, showcasing a player in peak form.

Subs

Conor Bradley 6

Impressively, he managed to score an own goal with his very first touch. However, he didn’t let it affect his performance significantly. He adeptly played in a hybrid role, consistently seeking possession alongside his more conventionally positioned midfield teammates.

Virgil van Dijk 7

Entered the game with the defensive prowess reminiscent of Virgil van Dijk, swiftly bolstering our defense just as Sparta mounted a potential comeback. Truly unmatched.

Dominik Szoboszlai 8

He appeared sharp during his brief appearance, engaging in some tidy exchanges with the forwards and confidently scoring a goal in the closing stages, effectively securing an early lead for the team.

Bobby Clark 7

He consistently found himself in advantageous positions, maintaining a straightforward approach to keep the game under control. His continued presence in the first-team lineup persists, ensuring this season will remain unforgettable for him.

Mohamed Salah 7

It was as if he had never left. He chased after the ball right from the start, and he believed he had scored his 20th goal of the season before it was disallowed for an apparent offside. Spoilsports.

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