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Liverpool got here from behind to beat Leicester 2-1 at Anfield within the Premier League and the Reds by some means managed it with none of their players even scoring a goal. The Foxes went ahead early in the primary half through Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall before defender Wout Faes put two into his own net to gift the Reds the lead. It could prove to be enough to earn all three points. Express Sport rates the Liverpool players within the crucial victory that ended 2022 on a high.

Alisson – 7

Solid enough game but may feel as if he could have done higher for the opening goal.

Kicking was excellent, went long to Darwin Nunez within the second half and he nearly grabbed Liverpool a 3rd goal.

Trent Alexander-Arnold – 8

Smart tackle to chop out a through ball on the back post to Harvey Barnes from Jamie Vardy in the primary half.

His cross saw Wout Faes slice home the equaliser when Liverpool were struggling to get going. Defended thoroughly.

Joel Matip – 7

Poor for the Leicester opener, got sucked out of line and it was ruthlessly punished by Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall. Recovered well though and was a threat going forward as you’d expect.

Virgil van Dijk – 7

Decent game from the massive Liverpool defender. Read several dangerous Leicester openings and displayed speed and strength to chop out the danger. Was barely sloppy along with his passing but generally solid.

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Andrew Robertson – 6

Sloppy by his standards. Won’t be glad along with his performance, much more so after he was forced off with a niggle. Lucky to not be booked for a lunging tackle, also stepped up for the opener when he didn’t must.

Thiago Alcantara – 8

Made an excellent tackle to stop a Leicester counter-attack when he won the ball off Harvey Barnes. At all times positive and attempting to move the ball forward, even when it didn’t all the time come off.

Jordan Henderson – 5

Passing was way off. Really frustrating display from the usually-dependable skipper. Struggled to finish basic passes and put Liverpool under pressure losing possession on two occasions.

Still done well to snuff out several promising Leicester counter-attacks but not his best showing this season.

Harvey Elliott – 6

Quiet. Looked shiny in patches and was fouled quite a few times but still struggled to make a press release after returning to the side.

Mohamed Salah – 6

Poor by his standards. Snatched at probabilities despite putting the ball in the online following an offside call against Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Spurned an excellent opening within the second half when he rolled the ball wide.

Shot straight at Danny Ward on 72 minutes, wasn’t quite his evening.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – 6

Not as impressive as his contribution at Aston Villa. Kept running into trouble and taking heavy touches. Didn’t look glad to be subbed but that is the story of his Anfield profession which is now sure trickling to an underwhelming end.

Darwin Nunez – 6

‘Caption Chaos’ as Jamie Carragher calls him. One other wild game that saw Nunez lacked composure but he was still effective. Right at the guts of the second Liverpool goal after Wout Faes become his own net following the Uruguayan’s shot.

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