Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers: Player Ratings (What a performance!)

The Reds marched on with a convincing performance against Wolverhampton Wanderers, putting four past Nuno Espirito Santo's men with no reply. The result meant that Jurgen Klopp's side moved level on points with Tottenham Hotspur at the top of the Premier League.

Liverpool players celebrating goal by Mo Salah
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It was a much improved performance compared to their last league showing against Brighton — the makeshift defence dealt comfortably with the threat of Wolves' tricky forwards, the midfield won their individual battles while our attacking trio showed off their clinical edge.



It was great to witness the fans back too, with some familiar chants echoing around Anfield. Here are the player ratings for Gameweek 11, who's your man of the match?


Caoimhin Kelleher: 8/10


Wow. Another start, another commanding display and another clean sheet.


The young Irish goalkeeper found himself less busy than he was in midweek, but a superb save from Daniel Podence in the first half ensured that the Reds went into the break with the lead intact. He looked really comfortable with the ball at his feet, and it is no surprise when you realized Kelleher started out his playing days as a striker.


Neco Williams: 8/10


Booked in the opening minutes for a cynical shirt tug, it was a disastrous start for the young Welshman. But the right-back grew steadily into the game (was it because of the influence and support of the 2,000 fans?), and got himself involved in every attack down the right.

Kept things neat and simple, Williams will now be full of confidence as the games pile on in December. After all, successfully nullifying the threat of a certain Adama Traore is no easy feat.


Joel Matip: 9/10


Matip and Fabinho celebrating a goal
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Another calm and assured display, Matip marshalled the backline superbly and even chipped in with a goal. The Cameroon defender has been stepping up to the plate superbly, ensuring that the void left behind Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez is not felt.


Fabinho: 9/10


At times, it is hard to imagine that this is not the Brazilian's natural position. Fabinho was solid once again — other than the one occasion where Traore skipped past him — reading the game expertly and put in several key tackles.


Andy Robertson: 8/10


Key moment came when he released a beautiful pass to set Sadio Mane free in the first half, Robertson once again put in an incredible shift. The Scot kept Wolves' dangerous wingers at bay throughout the game, putting in a defensive performance that should serve as a blueprint for other coaches against the likes of Neto, Traore and Podence.


Curtis Jones: 8/10


It is really hard to imagine that it is only exactly a year ago that Jones had made his Premier League debut. The young midfielder showed neat touches and sharp, positive passing throughout the game, and appeared unfazed against the likes of the experienced Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves.


Jordan Henderson: 9/10


Liverpool fc celebrating a goal
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Recycled the ball superbly for the Reds, the skipper dictated the tempo of the match effectively. Pinged a couple of dangerous probing balls over the top too, something which Henderson have been clearly working on. Displayed the sort of leadership that we have all grown accustomed to, guiding the Reds to a comfortable victory.


Georginio Wijnaldum: 9/10


Wijnaldum celebrating a goal for Liverpool
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The tireless midfielder was the link between the defence and attack yet again, working well with Henderson and Jones to dominate the midfield battle. The Dutchman capped his performance with a peach of a goal, curling beautifully into the top corner after another devastating counter-attack. His celebration was equally perfect, while it also great to hear the Wijnaldum chant around Anfield once again.


Mo Salah: 8/10


Mo Salah scoring against Wolves
Image Source: The Independent

Showed off the kind of instinct that makes him such a potent goalscorer, Salah was a threat throughout the match. Never gave the Wolves' backline a moment of peace, his superb delivery for the third goal meant that it was another productive evening for the Egyptian King. Clinical.


Roberto Firmino: 8/10


There were hints of the Brazilian's mojo truly returning in this game, as Firmino displayed the sort of silky touches that left the 2,000 fans chanting his song. He dropped effectively into the midfield at times, releasing the likes of Mane and Salah on numerous occasion with a nifty touch and sharp turn. Failed to get on the scoresheet, but with four goals chalked up, who is complaining?


Sadio Mane: 8/10


There was a constant battle between Mane and Semedo throughout the 90 minutes, with the Senegalese winger just edging the duel — the own goal scored by the full-back perhaps perfectly summed up the theme of their showdown. Such an important player for the Reds.

Substitutes


Trent Alexander-Arnold: 7/10


What a ball. End of story.


Diogo Jota: N.A


The Portuguese came on and faced his former club with the three points already in the bag, and he will be looking forward to more meaningful action in the coming games.


Kaby Keita: N.A


Good to see the Guinean international back on the pitch and long may it continue.

 

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