Liverpool descended new depths today after yet another abysmal display saw Wolves romp to a 3-0 victory. A Matip own goal, a Dawson debut goal and a Neves breakaway goal did the damage on another chastening day for the Reds. Here are player ratings from the encounter.

Alisson – 4

Parried Cunha’s long range effort early on. Tried to clear the first goal off the line to no avail. Good save to thwart Nunes when he went clean through.

Alexander-Arnold 1

Ambered around like he owned the gaff. Didn’t get down the right wing enough in support of Salah. Woeful on the ball today. The least said about his corner deliveries the better. Not to mention his free kick attempt. Only moment of quality he provided in 90 minutes was a ball in behind for Darwin to run unto second half.

Matip – 0

Asleep for the first. Completely misjudges the ball over the top and allows Hwang in behind for the cross which he deflected into his own net. Was too easily robbed off the ball by Nunes later on but Alisson came to his rescue. A joke of a performance, rudderless without Van Dijk to hold his hand. Zero leadership.

Gomez – 0

Tracked his man all the way to the left wing but was too slow to get back into position for the first goal. Second goal he just heads the cross away from Alisson’s grasp. Third goal he fancies a dribble and plays Bajcetic into trouble. They counter and he’s helpless to stop it. His decision making hasn’t improved and he’s been at the club 8 years.

Robertson – 3

The skipper showed desire but little quality in the end. He was poor for their second as he completely stood off Cunha and allowed the cross into the box. Second half he played much higher up the pitch and caused trouble for about 20 minutes till they scored again.

Bajcetic – 4

The gaps he had to cover in midfield first half were enormous. He kept plugging away though and was one of the brighter performers. Was good on the ball and won a free kick in a dangerous position. Played into trouble by Gomez and was subsequently robbed of possession by Moutinho in the buildup to the third goal.

Keita – 3

Got into some great positions in the box but his shooting was awful. Did at least carry a bit of a threat going forward. First half he couldn’t get anywhere near Lemina.

Thiago 2

Poor. Bullied in midfield. Gave the ball away a chunk of times and was lazy in tracking Neves’ run for the breakaway goal. Shocking. Only moment of genuine quality was a pass to release Darwin early on.

Salah 2

No confidence to his play whatsoever. Late on he didn’t even attempt to beat his man, just kept passing it back. Was presented with two excellent chances and he blazed both over. He seems to have lost the ability the beat a man or curl a shot on target. Weak in the press as well.

Darwin 3

Really good effort early on brought out a terrific save from Sa. He should have done better when released by Trent second half though. He shot straight at Sa. He remains a big money striker that needs to work on his finishing. As oxymoronic as that sounds, it unfortunately rings true.

Gakpo 2

Just not good enough today. It’s becoming a bit of a worry now. So many wasteful crosses straight into Jose Sa’s arms. He played in his favoured position today on the left wing but once again offered little threat.


Henderson – N/A


Elliott – N/A


Tsimikas – N/A


Milner – N/A


Oxlade-Chamberlain – N/A


Jürgen Klopp

Picked the strongest available lineup and they went 2-0 down after 11 minutes. He had the whole week to drill his side on the training ground and yet they served up another turgid display. A mini rally in the first half of the second half was all they could muster. Not good enough.



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