Liverpool 2-0 Everton: Player ratings – What the media and stats say – Liverpool FC
Goalscoring hero Andy Robertson stood out in Liverpool’s hard-earned 2-0 win over Everton, with others not quite at their best.
It was a huge Merseyside derby, with the Reds and Blues desperate for points for very different reasons.
Liverpool struggled to kick off their usual game as Everton defended resolutely and mastered the dark arts, but they managed the breakthrough with a rare header from Robertson.
Substitute Divock Origi sealed the win in the dying minutes, etching his name further into Reds folklore.
Here we compare our players’ ratings with those of Liverpool Echo, WhoScored, FotMob and TIA readers.
It was Robertson (8.3) who was by far the richly deserved recipient of the highest average rating, on a day when he was an unlikely hero.
The Scot opened the scoring with a well-taken header after a nerve-wracking first hour, celebrating wildly in front of the Kop.
Ian Doyle of Echo felt that Robertson was “regularly an outlet on the left” for Liverpool, standing tall while others struggled.
Meanwhile, TIA’s Henry Jackson felt the strike from left-back was a ‘potentially huge moment’ in the Reds’ season.
Joel Matip (7.3) and Thiago (7.3), who both had a good afternoon.
Matip produced an 89% success rate, according to FotMob, who also pointed out that he won four of his six tackles.
Doyle claimed Thiago was “more effective” in the second half, adding he benefited from Everton’s falling “concentration levels”.
The next was Virgil van Dijk (7.1), after the Dutchman walked through proceedings generally unfazed.
Naby Keita (6.2) and Sadio Mané (6.2) received the lowest scores, with the former being accused of “offering no thrust” by Jackson.