Liverpool Player Ratings as One “Used the Ball Well” and One “Gave the Ball Away” in Aston Villa Draw

The ECHO’S Ian Doyle rates the performance of Liverpool’s players following the exhilarating draw against Aston Villa in Monday night’s Premier League clash.

Liverpool concluded Jurgen Klopp’s away fixtures with an engaging draw against Aston Villa on Monday evening.

The match saw an own goal from Emiliano Martinez, along with goals from Cody Gakpo and Jarell Quansah, as the Reds battled to secure a 3-3 draw in the Premier League.

And here is how Klopp’s players were rated after the game at Villa Park.

Alisson Becker 7

Villa’s goals couldn’t be prevented, and there were a couple of nervy moments due to misplaced clearances. However, there were some solid saves made against Zaniolo and Diaby in the second half.

Trent Alexander-Arnold 6

Started off frequently moving into a central midfield role, then shifted to more defensive duties before halftime, and the second half was characterized by a battle of attrition. Had a powerful shot saved by Martinez.

Jarell Quansah 7

Outshined by Watkins in the lead-up to Villa’s opening goal, yet otherwise showcased an impressive performance. He executed crucial blocks in the first half and brilliantly headed in his inaugural Premier League goal.

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Virgil van Dijk 6

Had to put on the afterburners on several occasions as Villa threatened with runners from deep. Intervened as home side pressed second half but couldn’t quell the tide.

Joe Gomez 7

had to kick into high gear multiple times as Villa sent runners from deep. I stepped in as the home team pushed hard in the second half, but couldn’t stop their momentum.

Wataru Endo 7

Requested to provide extensive defensive cover, the player couldn’t be omnipresent in the first half but significantly improved in the second. Their absence as a substitute was sorely felt.

Harvey Elliott 7

He kicked off brightly, causing Martinez to fumble his cross for the first goal, and then stepped up defensively as Villa improved. He also delivered an excellent free-kick for the third goal. Booked and subbed.

Alexis Mac Allister 5

Gave the ball away to spark the leveller and appeared off the pace for large parts. Stepped up slightly in the second half but then lost ball for the Villa second.

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Mohamed Salah 6

Another player who began strongly, making an impact in the opener and outmaneuvering Digne, but their performance waned slightly before halftime. The second half was marked by a series of near misses.

Cody Gakpo 8

Continued his good recent form with an impressive showing leading the line and tapped in the second. Strong physically and used ball well.

Luis Diaz 6

Contributed to the second goal and displayed activity throughout the first half, although a more precise pass could have resulted in a clear opportunity for Salah. Booked.

Darwin Nunez (for Gakpo 75) 6

Needless offside when sent clear by Jones but looked sharp.

Ryan Gravenberch (for Elliott 75) 6

Not overly involved after introduction.

Curtis Jones (for Diaz 76) 6

A couple of good forward passes.

Dominik Szobszoszlai (for Endo 76) 7

Much better cameo and denied goal by good Martinez save.

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