One man takes full marks as the Reds excel in Liverpool vs Villareal: Player ratings

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By Ben Browning Published: April 27, 2022 9:52 pm
Last Updated: April 27, 2022 10:02 pm

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Liverpool enactment themselves into the driving spot of their Champions League semi last necktie with a 2-0 triumph implicit a stubborn Villareal broadside acknowledgment to a brace of 2nd fractional goals.

The Reds dominated the archetypal half, but could not find a mode done a coagulated and hard-working Villareal broadside acceptable up successful emblematic Unai Emery fashion. The 2nd fractional was different, however, and Jurgen Klopp’s broadside recovered the nett connected 4 occasions (though 2 were ruled retired for offside) arsenic they planted 1 ft successful the last against a debased scoring La Liga outfit.

It means that Villareal, who mostly don’t people excessively galore goals, request 2 without reply against the Reds successful the instrumentality limb conscionable to instrumentality the crippled to other clip adjacent Tuesday.

INCREDIBLE STUFF! ⚡️⚡️

Moments aft Jordan Henderson’s deflected transverse recovered the net, Sadio Mane doubles Liverpool’s lead! 🔴

All of a abrupt the Reds are dominating Villarreal 💪#UCL pic.twitter.com/PDphIrPTAx

— Football connected BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 27, 2022

Liverpool

Alisson – 6

Could person brought a seat oregon sat with the Liverpool fans down the goal. The Brazilian didn’t person a prevention to make.

Trent Alexander-Arnold – 7

Saw plentifulness of the shot and made bully usage of it arsenic always. His determination further deeper successful the 2nd fractional caused Unai Emery’s broadside plentifulness of problems.

Virgil Van Dijk – 6

One infinitesimal connected the halfway enactment was each that blemished the study paper of Liverpool’s colossus.

Ibrahima Konate – 6

A menace successful the aerial from set-pieces, similar Van Dijk the Frenchman had small to bash defensively.

Andy Robertson – 6

Was not troubled defensively but could not present erstwhile asked to successful the last third.

Fabinho – 8

A stone astatine the bosom of midfield, his quality to triumph the shot backmost precocious up the transportation was captious successful keeping the unit connected Unai Emery’s side, that yet led to them cracking.

Thiago – 10

Rattled the crossbar successful the archetypal fractional and ran the amusement successful the second, Thiago was cardinal to opening up the Spanish broadside and has been a large quality shaper successful Klopp’s team.

😯 In matches against Man Utd, Everton and Villarreal, Thiago has completed 326 of his 337 attempted passes. Just 11 misplaced successful 260 minutes connected the transportation #UCL pic.twitter.com/zF0mZf7zpC

— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) April 27, 2022

Jordan Henderson – 7

Was energetic successful midfield, but worked acold amended erstwhile asked to propulsion connected successful the 2nd half, opening up the abstraction for his much technically talented teammates.

Luis Diaz – 8

The lone existent agleam spark successful the archetypal half, Diaz was a changeless menace and regularly had the beating of Juan Foyth successful the clash betwixt the pair. How Liverpool lone had to bushed Tottenham for his signature is continuing to confuse.

Sadio Mane – 7

Headed implicit successful the archetypal fractional and struggled to enforce himself. Netted the all-important 2nd extremity for his broadside though with a cute finish.

Mo Salah – 7

One of his quieter nights, but the Egyptian remained a menace and provided the assistance for Mane to treble his side’s lead.

Subs:

Naby Keita – 6

Offered further vigor precocious on.

Diogo Jota – 5

Didn’t person an interaction erstwhile helium came on.

Divok Origi – 5

Hardly touched the shot aft coming connected for Diaz.

Villareal

Geronimo Rulli – 5

Shaky successful the archetypal fractional and was precise fortunate that his parries fell to yellowish alternatively than reddish shirts. Continued successful the aforesaid vein successful the second.

Juan Foyth – 6

Solid but unspectacular, was possibly fortunate not to beryllium astatine responsibility for his broadside falling down arsenic Diaz regularly got the amended of him.

Raul Albiol – 8

The seasoned defender threw his head, assemblage and footwear astatine thing and everything sent his way, and is 1 of fewer that tin travel distant from the crippled with immoderate credit.

Pau Torres – 7

Only down his spouse successful presumption of dedication and performance, it is wide to spot wherefore Premier League clubs are circling.

Pervis Estupinan – 4

Struggled against Salah and Alexander-Arnold, adjacent much truthful erstwhile booked, and saw the opener alert successful disconnected him. A nighttime to hide for the full-back.

Dani Parejo – 4

Anonymous against Liverpool’s hardworking trio, and taken disconnected aft an hour.

Etienne Capoue – 5

The erstwhile Tottenham antheral could bash thing to stem the travel oregon disrupt the dominance.

Francis Coquelin – 4

Deployed successful a wide area, successful information helium looked mislaid and was taken disconnected done injury.

Samuel Chuckweze – 5

Had a quiescent nighttime and hardly got the ball.

Giovanni Lo Celso – 7

Made 1 captious sliding artifact successful the archetypal fractional to forestall Mo Salah from opening the scoring.

Arnaut Danjuma – 4

A quiescent nighttime for the Dutchman who spent astir of the crippled chasing shadows arsenic expected. Not a just reflection of his talents.

An casual crippled for Alisson! 😳😅#LIVVIL #BBCFootball #UCL

— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) April 27, 2022

Subs:

Alfonso Pedraza – 6

Could bash thing to alteration the outcome.

Serge Aurier – 5

Came connected for the booked Estupinan, but didn’t truly basal out.

Manu Triguerous – 5

Came connected and was arsenic ineffective arsenic the midfielders helium replaced.

Boulaye Dia – 4

Couldn’t get a interaction contempt coming connected with his broadside chasing a goal.

What the experts said

Feels similar Luis Diaz is playing this crippled precise well. Take your shots from range, marque Villarreal travel retired to conscionable you adjacent clip and the holes volition unfastened up.

— James Benge (@jamesbenge) April 27, 2022

12 – Since 2003-04 (when this information is available), nary squad person had much archetypal fractional shots successful a UEFA Champions League semi-final without scoring than Liverpool this evening (12). Knocking.

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 27, 2022

Mohamed Salah’s walk to Sadio Mane was his archetypal assistance successful the #UCL this season.

He was conscionable waiting for the semi-finals. 😅 pic.twitter.com/KtxNsZy3s8

— Squawka (@Squawka) April 27, 2022

14 – Sadio Mané has contiguous netted his 14th extremity successful the UEFA Champions League knockout stages, equalling Didier Drobga’s grounds arsenic the African with the astir specified goals successful the competition’s history. Pride. pic.twitter.com/fwVTLoxqbf

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 27, 2022

They’re specified a bully broadside are @LFC that they marque tricky encounters look reasonably straightforward.

— Gary Lineker 💙💛 (@GaryLineker) April 27, 2022

9 – Liverpool person won 9 matches successful the UEFA Champions League this season; the astir games they person ever won successful a azygous run successful European contention (excluding qualifiers). Juggernaut. pic.twitter.com/Nch2bFQ57x

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 27, 2022

103 – Thiago Alcántara 🇪🇸 ha intentado 103 pases ante el Villarreal (99 completados), su mejor registro en un mismo partido con el Liverpool en la Liga de Campeones. Magisterio. pic.twitter.com/Ius0wPHp2f

— OptaJose (@OptaJose) April 27, 2022

What the fans said

Villarreal accumulated 0.00(xG) against Liverpool successful the 2nd fractional this evening.

— The xG Philosophy (@xGPhilosophy) April 27, 2022

Mané, Thiago, Keïta, Diaz and Konate each hitting levels betwixt fantabulous and god-mode successful the last agelong of the season, too. This is possibly the top Premier League squad of each clip tbh.

— Mark White (@markwhlte) April 27, 2022

Really superb triumph against a precise pugnacious side, who was your MOTM?

Thought Fabinho was superb 🔥

— Matt Craig (@MattHDGamer) April 27, 2022

Jordan Henderson with a existent captains show tonight, helium was immense , helium ran himself into the crushed contiguous , superb show , precise effectual connected and disconnected the shot , erstwhile you person that willingness and tendency from the centre of midfield it volition get you connected the beforehand foot.

— Josh Bunting (@Buntingfootball) April 27, 2022

What you mightiness person missed

Former Tottenham and Villareal midfielder extended his miserable clip astatine Anfield, having present mislaid 5 times successful Liverpool astatine a combined people of 20-1.

🗣️ Etienne Capoue connected playing astatine Anfield to @AFP: “Anfield is hell. You person to accidental it however it is. It’s hell”

😵 He has played astatine Anfield connected 4 erstwhile occasions successful his career. Those matches person ended successful a harvester people of 18-1 to Liverpool #UCL pic.twitter.com/NWgt2r3Nku

— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) April 27, 2022

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