Liverpool Player Ratings vs Man City – What the media and statistics said yesterday: Several Liverpool players stood out in their 3-2 triumph against Manchester City, as the Reds advanced to the FA Cup final and kept their quadruple dreams alive.
On Saturday afternoon, Jurgen Klopp’s side faced another major test as Wembley hosted the latest meeting between Europe’s two top teams.
After Ibrahima Konate’s headed opener and Sadio Mane’s double, Liverpool was in dreamland in the first half, leading 3-0 at halftime.
In the second half, goals from Jack Grealish and Bernardo Silva gave City hope, but the Reds held on to reach the final next month.
Liverpool Player Ratings vs Man City
Mane (9.1) was hailed as the star of the show at Wembley, putting in perhaps his greatest performance of the season.
The 30-year-old scored two goals, the second of which he took superbly, and he shone in the central role he is beginning to carve out for himself.
Mane put up an “accomplished performance,” according to Mike McGrath of the Telegraph, as he increased his tally for the season to 18.
Joanna Durkan of TIA gave the Liverpool icon a flawless score of ten out of ten, calling him the “driving force” behind the Reds’ victory.
Thiago (8.5) came in second, and he was a joy to see in the middle of the park, controlling the show the entire time.
The Echo’s Ian Doyle praised the Spaniard’s “superb range of passing” and said his overall performance was “excellent.”
Luis Diaz (8.0) won bronze, confirming his status as a true great signing after a mesmerizing aggressive performance.
Doyle said Durkan gave Joao Cancelo a “consistently difficult time,” while Durkan said he has “a first touch that was bestowed by the football gods.”
After another hit-or-miss appearance, Mohamed Salah (6.3) received the lowest average rating, indicating that his early-season form has yet to return.
Liverpool’s big games keep coming, with out-of-sorts rivals Man United visiting Anfield on Tuesday evening (8 pm BST).