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Liverpool player ratings vs Crystal Palace: Brainless Darwin Nunez as Trent Alexander-Arnold shines

Wilfried Zaha put the Eagles in front on the counter, before a brilliant strike from Luis Diaz equalized for the hosts.

The bigger story however came between those two goals – Darwin Nunez was shown a straight red card for a ridiculous red card.

Here’s how Jurgen Klopp’s side fared at Anfield…

Alison 6

Bad luck with the goal and makes a brave block to deprive Zaha of second place.

Trent Alexandre-Arnold 8

Defensive weaknesses on display at Fulham but shining the other way here. Such a technician, who was sent into the midfield after Nunez red.

Nat Phillips 5

A surprise name on the team sheet with Matip and Konaté injured and Gomez not ready to start. Letting Zaha run towards the goal but had little hope of accompanying him.

Virgil van Dijk 6

Pretty much played Zaha for the goal. A passing joy.

Andy Robertson 5

One of his quieter nights to come and replaced after the hour mark.

Fabinho 5

Beaten too easily by Eze, who launched a counter-attack for Zaha’s goal.

Harvey Elliot 7

Sparky, although a bit undecided in the penalty area. Closed several times.

James Milner 6

Can’t offer much incision against low block, but terrific beard.

Luis Diaz 7

Scored a brilliant goal to completely transform the mood after Nunez’s red card.

Darwin Nunez 3

He missed a terrific first chance on the volley, but things seem to happen when a soccer ball goes anywhere near him. Unfortunately, he lost his mind when that wasn’t the case. Sending without brain.

Mo Salah 6

Headed away from the Alexander-Arnold cut, then threw the header straight at Guiata. So close to the late winner.

Substitutes

Kostas Tsimikas (Robertson 63′) 6

Jordan Henderson (Milner 63′) 6

Brought training into midfield as the Reds pressed for the winner.

Joe Gomez (Phillips 63′) 6

A solid presence after the introduction, despite playing with hardly any cover outside of him.

Fabio Carvalho (Elliot 79) 6

Volleyed wide late with a strike that would have taken the roof off.

Unused: Adrian, Van den Berg, Bajcetic, Clark, Keita


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