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Welcome to Liverpool FC Times, where we break down the player performances after Liverpool’s hard-fought 2-0 victory against Burnley. Despite the delayed ratings, the excitement of Liverpool topping the Premier League lingers. Let’s delve into individual player assessments.

Goalkeeper and Defense: Solid Foundations

Allison Becker (7/10)

Allison had a quiet game, reflecting Burnley’s limited attacking threat. While not tested, he maintained composure and distributed the ball effectively.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (8/10)

Trent showcased his trademark accurate passing, providing a constant attacking threat. As discussions about his future position persist, his contributions in defense and attack are undeniable.

Virgil Van Dijk (8/10)

VVD, despite minimal defensive duties, played a crucial role in marshaling a clean sheet. His partnership with the emerging Jarell Quanza adds defensive solidity.

Jarell Quanza (8/10)

Quanza’s performance reiterated his growing influence. Confident and composed, he seamlessly fits into the defensive unit, showcasing his talent with a commendable display.

Joe Gomez (8/10)

Deployed on the left, Gomez displayed versatility and attacking intent. As he adapts to this role, his promising attacking forays could be a valuable asset.

Midfield Maestros

Endo (7/10)

While generally stellar, Endo’s misplaced pass leading to a Burnley chance slightly marred his otherwise outstanding performance. His adaptability and pressing continue to shine.

Harvey Elliott (8/10)

Elliott’s brilliance was evident, but VAR controversy denied him a well-deserved goal. His composure and creativity in midfield highlighted his maturity beyond his years.

Ryan Gravenberch (7/10)

Gravenberch’s performance divided opinions. While showcasing moments of brilliance, occasional sloppiness in possession remains a work in progress. Klopp’s faith in him is evident.

Attacking Trio: Seeking Consistency

Mohamed Salah (6/10)

Despite Salah’s clinical goal, concerns linger about his overall form. While acknowledging his prolific record, the eye test suggests he’s not operating at his peak.

Darwin Nunez (7/10)

Nunez’s goal showcased determination and skill. However, more consistency is desired from him, especially as Liverpool aims for sustained success.

Cody Gakpo (7/10)

Gakpo’s versatility was on display, but questions remain about his ideal position. While contributing, his impact didn’t significantly change the dynamic of the game.

Substitutes: Impact and Adaptation

Diogo Jota (8/10)

Jota’s return was marked by a clinical goal, providing a glimpse of his predatory instincts. His immediate impact bolsters Liverpool’s attacking options.

Curtis Jones (7/10)

Jones, though substituted, displayed energy and defensive contributions. The competition for starting midfield spots intensifies with his promising form.

Jurgen Klopp (8/10)

Klopp’s decisions showcased effective squad management. Despite VAR controversies, Liverpool secured three points, and Klopp’s adaptability remains a managerial strength.


Liverpool’s victory against Burnley highlighted defensive solidity and promising attacking glimpses. As they navigate the congested schedule, maintaining consistency and addressing minor lapses will be crucial for a sustained title challenge. The mix of experienced stalwarts and emerging talents creates an exciting narrative for Liverpool supporters.

Stay tuned for more updates and analyses on Liverpool FC Times. Your thoughts on the player ratings are always welcome in the comments section. Thank you for your continued support!

YNWA (You’ll Never Walk Alone)!
The Liverpool FC Times Team

By Dr Jojo

Content writer for Liverpool FC Times

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