Liverpool Player Ratings as Mohamed Salah Good But Two Poor in FA Cup Defeat to Man Utd

Liverpool’s streak of misfortune at Old Trafford persists as Manchester United secure a 4-3 victory in the FA Cup quarter-final, shattering Liverpool’s dreams of a quadruple.

Despite dominating much of the match, Liverpool suffered a heartbreaking defeat, with goals from Alexis Mac Allister, Mohamed Salah, and Harvey Elliott not enough to secure a win. Manchester United’s last-minute injury-time goal sealed Liverpool’s fate in a 4-3 loss.

Following this disappointing result, Ian Doyle of the ECHO has rated the performance of Jurgen Klopp’s players in the match that ended their hopes of making another appearance at Wembley this season against their sixth-placed Premier League rivals.

Caoimhin Kelleher 7

“Did well to save initial Garnacho shot from opener and great stop to stop McTominay scoring a second. Saves in second half an extra time but not much chance from.”

Joe Gomez 6

“Tough time in dealing with Rashford early on but plenty of willing going forward and persistence robbed Fernandes and helped force Liverpool’s second. Subbed.”

Jarell Quansah 6

“Didn’t find it easy coping with opening United counters but did brilliantly when bringing ball out of defence to help create equaliser but began to flounder as the home side pressed.”

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Virgil van Dijk 7

“Dominated in the air and key to Liverpool not capitulating completely during the difficult opening quarter. Cannot really be faulted for any of the United goals.”

Andy Robertson 7

“Regularly offered himself down the left, over with one shot and vital block prevented Garnacho making it 2-0. Subbed.”

Wataru Endo 6

“Bypassed far too many times before the interval but decent enough in possession. Got to grips with matters much better after half-time but tired dramatically in extra time.”

Dominik Szoboszlai 6

“Found a bit wanting defensively before the break but much, much better in the second half and among those denied Onana and desperate blocks. Subbed.”

Alexis Mac Allister 7

“Not much influence on the game during the first half until smashing in the deflected leveller. Became big influence after that as United midfield effort wilted but another for whom extra time was a step too far. Booked.”

Mohamed Salah 7

“Flashed one volley wide when popping up on the left and in the right place to score Liverpool’s second. Began to toy with United a bit in the second half. Subbed.”

Darwin Nunez 7

“On periphery for opening quarter, but then a menace. Created chance for Salah, teed up the leveller and shot saved for the second goal and twice denied by Onana. Understandably tired in extra time, as evidenced by silly pass that allowed United third.”

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Luis Diaz 7

“Liverpool’s most dangerous attacker during the first half, prompted good save from Onana and hand in the second. Kept on running until he could run no longer. Subbed.”

Harvey Elliott (for Szoboszlai 71) 6

“Injection of energy into midfield effort and helped Liverpool keep ball. Scored deflected third but lost ball for winner.”

Conor Bradley (for Robertson 77) 5

“Tough battle with Garnacho and wasn’t able to get forward as much as would have liked.”

Cody Gakpo (for Salah 77) 5

“Slotted in on the right but struggled with pace of the game at times.”

Kostas Tsimikas (for Gomez 101) 6

“Spent most of his time upfield rather than at the back.”

Bobby Clark (for Diaz 113)

“A rare taste of defeat for the youngster.”

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