Player ratings: Liverpool 4-0 LASK

Here are our player ratings for Liverpool vs LASK in the UEFA Europa League. The Reds were winners on a comfortable night at Anfield.

Liverpool played out a very comfortable 4-0 on Thursday evening. They beat LASK in the Europa League to qualify for the next round as group winners.

Luis Diaz opened the scoring with a fine header before Mohamed Salah setup Cody Gakpo for a tap-in and 2-0. The Dutchman returned the favour, of sorts, by winning a second-half penalty that Salah converted.

Gakpo then got another late on - Trent Alexander-Arnold with the assist off the bench.

 


Caoimhin Kelleher - 8

Liverpool were inexplicably open in this game but Kelleher consistently kept out LASK. A different game if not for the Irishman.

Joe Gomez - 8

A really good game across two different positions. First, he played the hybrid right-back/midfield role and looked at home. Then he moved to centre-back and and was generally very good.

Ibrahima Konaté - 7

Liverpool were very open at the back at times but Konaté answered things well. He won five headers in the game by the time he went off - from five duels. He matched that 100% success rate with his tackles, too.

Jarell Quansah - 7

A couple of mistimed offside-traps but Liverpool played a risky game with that all night. On the whole, though, this was another good display from Quansah. A last-gasp block to keep out LASK was his highlight.

Kostas Tsimikas - 7

A really solid display from left-back and Tsimikas was desperately unlucky not to score a fantastic goal. His effort rattled off the crossbar from range - a goal he would have deserved for this run of form.

Wataru Endo - 7

A good game from Endo, even if you'd want a little more bite. His four interceptions were a match-high but he only attempted two tackles all game. Still, another step in the right direction for the Japan international.

Harvey Elliott - 7

A solid game. Elliott was creative going forward, even if he didn't end up with anything to show for it. He keeps getting better and better every game - you can't ask for more.

Ryan Gravenberch - 7

Had his moments but things just didn't quite click around the penalty area. Still created two chances and passed the ball quite well - just also not quite Gravenberch's best.

Mohamed Salah - 9

Salah was on fire at times here. He got his goal from the penalty spot - no. 199 for the club - and also created Cody Gakpo's goal. Some of his touches were on another level and the Egyptian is in fantastic form.

Cody Gakpo - 10

Scored twice, won a penalty, hit the woodwork, created two chances, kept the ball well. Gakpo couldn't really do more than this. The best and most effective player on the pitch.

Luis Diaz - 9

LASK just couldn't handle Diaz in that first half. He opened the scoring with a fantastic header but his flicks and movement created problems from the first whistle. In this mood, he transforms Liverpool into an unstoppable attack.

Subs

Darwin Nunez - 5

Just couldn't find the right moment after he came on. Far less of a threat than those he replaced.

Curtis Jones - 6

A weird game to come into at 3-0 up. Jones didn't really do much good or bad.

Trent Alexander-Arnold - 7

Came on as a right-back, moved into midfield and grabbed an assist. Quiet on the whole but still left his mark on the game.

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