A wonderful performance from Klopp’s Reds on Wednesday evening saw Liverpool thrash Spartak 7-0 to top the group ahead of Sevilla.
Firmino, Salah, Mané scored a brace and Philippe Coutinho stole the show with a hat-trick to push Liverpool to the biggest European win of the night.
Karius 6 – Karius dealt with a number of shots from outside the box fairly well, mostly hit by Quincy Promes. However, the German keeper had an incident in the first half in which he made the poor decision to come out to sweep a through-ball. Karius ended up colliding with players in an unnecessary moment.
Gomez 6 – Probably the least involved outfield player but didn’t put a foot wrong either. An easy performance for the composed youngster.
Lovren 7 – Performed well and remained composed when in possession but ultimately had little to deal with yet kept his job simple.
Klavan 7 – The same as Lovren to an extent, as Klavan had relatively little to deal with but played simplistically, restricting Spartak to long shots.
Moreno 6 – Played okay but wasn’t that involved in his short time on the pitch, and unfortunately got injured as a result of a half-hearted block before half-time.
Emre Can 7 – A composed performance. Played as the pivot for most of the game and similar to the centre-backs in the sense of keeping his game simple and allowing the attacking talent ahead of him to play.
Wijnaldum 6 – Not very involved when Liverpool had the ball but did well without it. Covered space, supported attacks and protected the forward players.
Coutinho 9 – A fantastic playmaking performance from Liverpool’s captain on the night. Stood up to take the early penalty, roamed and dictated play from all areas and managed to cap his performance with a hat-trick.
Mané 8 – Another brilliant performance from Liverpool unpredictable wide threat. Scored two goals and could’ve easily had a third. A constant threat throughout and especially on the break.
Salah 8 – It felt like an unusually quiet night for Mo Salah even though he was heavily involved in most attacks. He managed to restore regularity late-on by getting himself on the scoresheet.
Firmino 9 – Liverpool’s number 9 is a joy to watch when he’s in this mood. His link-up play was fantastic and he supported attacks from all angles. Key to unselfishly setting up Liverpool’s second goal of the night, as well as getting on the scoresheet himself for the team’s third. A complete striker performance and MOTM if Coutinho doesn’t get his hat-trick.
Milner 7 – Came on for Moreno around the 45th minute and was assured throughout, as well as managing an assist for Mane’s first goal by hitting a cross to the back-post.
Trent AA 6 – Wasn’t very involved after coming on but supported attacks well when needed.
Sturridge 7 – Came on late but managed to get involved with a few attacks and also assisted Sadio Mane’s second with an unselfish square ball.
Man of the Match: Coutinho