Liverpool player ratings as Reds see out hard-fought 1-0 win over West Ham

Liverpool player ratings as Reds see out hard-fought 1-0 win over West Ham

Liverpool beat West Ham United 1-0 at Anfield this afternoon and with some impressive displays, here are our player ratings for the game.

Alisson - 7/10

A pretty comfortable game for Alisson. The Brazilian made four saves but they were all relatively straight forward. He was confident in the box and controlled his penalty area expertly.

Trent Alexander-Arnold - 9/10

My Man of the Match for today's game. Trent Alexander-Arnold was up to his usual tricks. The English full-back was pinging 70 yard passes with inch-perfect precision.

He assisted the only goal of the game and he also stopped a certain West Ham goal with an amazing clearance off the line. A great game by the 23-year-old today, proving to people once again why he is the best right-back in world football.

Ibrahima Konate - 7/10

The Frenchman was probably surprised to play today but Joel Matip's untimely illness forced Jurgen Klopp to start Ibrahima Konate today.

An impressive game by the 22-year-old today against a very potent attacker. Konate showed Michail Antonio that he was no push around when he easily kept up with the rapid Englishman in a foot race.

The youngster was dominant in the air and showcased his great passing ability. If this is Konate at 22-years-old then he will be a freak of nature in the future.

Virgil van Dijk - 7/10

Similar to Konate, Virgil van Dijk had a fairly comfortable game today. He never seems to break a sweat and this was another example of his calmness.

Apart from a shaky moment in the second half, after a misplaced header, nothing really worried the Dutchman. It's great to see Virgil back to his best in Liverpool red!

Andy Robertson - 8/10

The Scotland captain had another amazing game despite not getting an assist. His link-up play with Luis Diaz was amazing.

Andy Robertson was also amazing defensively today, he stopped some very dangerous counter-attacks from David Moyes' side and helped the Reds stay in control during a late surge from West Ham.

Fabinho - 7/10

Not the Brazilian's best game but by no means was it his worst game. Fabinho went unnoticed for a large majority of the 90 minutes but he did make some crucial tackles in the midfield to break up West Ham's possession.

Jordan Henderson - 7/10

A good game by the skipper, he held control of the ball and was also covering for Trent when he went up the pitch.

Jordan Henderson did nothing spectacular but he put in a solid shift against the Hammers.

Naby Keita - 7/10

Similarly to his other midfield counterparts, I'm giving Naby Keita a seven out of ten. The Guinea international was more of an attacking threat than the other two.

There were a few times when he played some nice forward balls to the front-line but apart from that, it was an assured performance from Keita.

Mohamed Salah - 5/10

A very poor game from Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian should've scored in the opening two minutes but he hit it straight at Lukasz Fabianski.

Apart from that chance, all of his other opportunities were long-ranged shots from outside the box. Not the usual Mo Salah we see but everyone has an off day.

Luis Diaz - 8/10

What a player Diaz is going to be. Every time he gets the ball it looked like he was going to create a major chance.

He was very unfortunate not to get on the score sheet but his linkup play with Robertson and the other forwards makes you think that the Colombian has been playing at Anfield for years!

Sadio Mane - 8/10

The game-winner for Liverpool. Sadio Mane looks to be getting back to his goal-scoring form that we missed last season.

Mane already has 12 goals this campaign and by the looks of it, he has no plans of stopping anytime soon. Along with Diaz, he was Liverpool's best attacker on the day.

Substitutes

Diogo Jota

The Portuguese winger came on in the 79th minute for Salah. Diogo Jota didn't do much apart from foul Manuel Lanzini to stop a counter-attack which earnt him a yellow card.

James Milner - N/A

The Liverpool vice-captain replaced Keita in the 90th minute. James Milner came on so late that he had no impact on the game, so no rating for him.

Curtis Jones - N/A

The young midfielder came on in the 96th minute for Diaz. Curtis Jones touched the ball maybe twice then Jon Moss blew for full-time.

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