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Chelsea and Liverpool played a 1-1 draw in today’s late Premier League clash. The Reds, who were defeated 2-1 by the Blues on Wednesday in the Carabao Cup, had to come from a goal down to earn a point at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea’s man of the moment Eden Hazard break the deadlock in the 25th minute but Daniel Sturridge got off the bench to rescue the Merseyside club from tasting their first defeat of the season.

There were so many missed chances from both teams throughout the encounter. Shaqiri, Salah, Firmino and Mane all failed to take their chances in the first half of the game.

Here is how Liverpool players fared during the tension-soaking encounter

Alisson – 8/10

The Brazilian has been wonderful for the Reds since his record-breaking switch to Anfield from Roma.

He had a great showing today, first his point-blank save to prevent his compatriot Willian from breaking the deadlock.

Though he had a touch Hazard’s goal, he couldn’t prevent that from entering into the net.

Trent Alexander-Arnold – 5/10

The young defender was often seen at the final half of the pitch, therefore, leaving his primary mission.

He was caught unaware by the Blues experienced wingers. It wasn’t his day because he can do better than what we saw throughout today’s encounter.

Joe Gomez – 8/10

The 21-year-old has grown with so much confidence in just 35 matches with the Reds senior squad.
He was composed and maturely dealt with every attacking move made by the Blues from his position.

Virgil van Dijk – 9/10

The Dutch defender passed a last-minute fitness test and he was given the nod to return to the starting XI by Klopp. His experience and quality was obvious during the crunch tie.

He created a rock-solid partnership with Gomez at the back of the pitch as it takes Hazard’s brilliance to get pass the two defenders.

Andy Robertson – 6/10

Robertson returned to the starting lineup against the Blues but he was found wanting when it comes to joining the attack. It takes him much time to settle into the game and he almost cost his teammates a goal when he allowed Willian to skip past him.

Though he was comfortable under intense pressure from Chelsea’s attackers, he needs to do more in subsequent matches.

Jordan Henderson – 6/10

The Liverpool skipper started the clash but appeared to be lacking full fitness as he was off the game’s pace and quality.

Gini Wijnaldum – 6.5/10

To be fair to the midfielder, he was played out of position by Klopp, so, he shouldn’t be blamed for his less-inspiring display against the Blues.

James Milner – 6/10

It’s not his day, the England international struggle throughout the time he spent on the pitch before being replaced by Klopp. He is surely top player, he will come out good in the next fixture.

Mohamed Salah – 5/10

The player hasn’t hit his last season form so far this season. He was far from impressive and he missed so many goalscoring opportunities.

Sadio Mane – 6/10

It was a quiet day for the Senegalese player, who had no real influence on the team’s final scoreline.

Roberto Firmino – 6.5/10

Like his fellow striking partner, he could do more than what we saw today. The Brazilian didn’t really have a great game today.

Substitutes

Xherdan Shaqiri (on for Mohamed Salah, 66′) – 7/10

Naby Keita (on for Jordan Henderson, 78′) – 8/10

Daniel Sturridge (on for James Milner, 86”) – 9/10

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