Liverpool vs Bournemouth player ratings: 10 men Liverpool beat Bournemouth as Mac Allister sees red

  • Bournemouth travelled to Anfield with both sides looking for their first wins of the season.
  • Bournemouth took an early lead through Semenyo following an error from Alexander-Arnold.
  • Liverpool go back to the game with goals from Diaz, Salah and Jota, despite Mac Allister being sent off.
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Liverpool player ratings: Diaz dazzles

Alisson Becker 6/10: Lucky to get away with a error early but grew into the game and made some vital saves and claimed high balls well.

Van Djik 7/10: Hit the upright with a header, had one or two shaky moments early, but then started to command the game like he usually does.

Ibrahima Konate 6.5/10: Solid performance overall, covered large spaces after Liverpool were down to 10 men with his pace very well.

Andy Robertson 7/10: Played the hybrid role brilliantly, got forward when he could, and covered back with a great engine as well.

Trent Alexander-Arnold 5.5/10: Made the costly error leading to goal, but was good going forward later in the game.

Dominik Szoboszlai 7/10: Crafty on the ball, constantly found pockets of space in the right half space and won the penalty. His deflected shot allowed Jota to score also.

Mac Allister 4/10: Conceded a straight red for rash high challenge, was neat on the ball while he was there though, but not a natural no.6 as that challenge showed.

Cody Gakpo 6.5/10: Playing in a midfield carried the ball well to create some problems but is better suited to a role further upfield.

Luis Diaz 8/10: Incredible improvisational brilliance to score the equalizer, ran at Bournemouth defense at pace and was a menace throughout.

Mohamed Salah 6.5/10: Grabbed his goal after a missed penalty but wasn’t at the devastating best we have come to see from.

Dioto Jota 7.5/10: Made lots of runs in behind, pressed like a man possessed and got a goal. Impressive performance overall from the Portuguese.


Wataru Endo 5.5/10: Did well to bring midfield stability on his debut even with 10 men.

Joe Gomez 5.5/10: Provided defensive cover with his pace in the right flank.

Harvey Elliot 5/10: Put in a shift to cover for 10 men.

Darwin Nunez: N/A

Kostas Tsimikas: N/A

Bournemouth player ratings: Semenyo starts strong

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Norberto Neto 7.5/10: Saved a penalty,  but Salah scored the rebound. Should have have done better for the third goal however.

Milos Kerkez 6/10: Did well to largely restrict the threat of Mo Salah, but couldn’t provide much going forward.

Marcos Senesi 6/10: Made some important last ditch interventions to get his side out of the hole, but couldn’t react quickly to the goal.

Illia Zabarnyi 5.5/10: Caught in no man’s land when defending in the left hand side sometimes and lost Diaz a few times when he drifted infield.

Max Aarons 6/10: Couldn’t cope with the pace and threat of Luis Diaz but ran up and down the flank to cover distance well.

Joe Rothwell 5/10: Was overrun by the intense pressing from the reds, couldn’t play on the half turn to get out of tight spaces and conceded the costly penalty.

Ryan Christie 5.5/10: Put in a shift as he tired to cover the space in-front of he defense, but didn’t have the technical quality to fire forward passes.

Antoine Semenyo 7/10: Opened the scoring with a lovely finish and provided some threat with direct running on the break.

Philip Billing 6/10: Tried to get at Mac Allister to prevent him from influencing the game, covered a lot of distance but was limited in attack.

Jaidon Anthony 5/10:  Conceded the yellow for a cynical foul on Arnold and failed to impact the game attackingly as Liverpool defense marshalled him very well.

Dominic Solanke 6.5/10: Clever play to capitalize on an error and get an assist, but was often left isolated as his side didn’t have much of the ball.


Kiefer Moore 5/10: Missed a golden chance after coming on.

Justin Kluivert 5.5/10: Injected some pace to the attack after coming on.

Lloyd Kelly 5.5/10: Added height to win some second balls.

Hamed Traore 5.5/10: Added technical ability but little time to influence the game.

David Brooks 5/10: Up and down the right flank but not much end product.

Chelsea vs Liverpool Match Summary and Highlights

Liverpool endured a horror start as an error from Alexander-Arnold allowed Antoine Semenyo open the scoring in the 3rd minute. Klopp’s men tried to fight back and the game became an end to end affair for a while. Diaz finally equalized with a brilliant piece of skill after Liverpool monopolized possession.

Liverpool started dominating proceedings then and the impressive Szoboszlai drew a foul in the area. Neto saved Salah’s penalty but couldn’t do prevent the rebound from going in. Liverpool went into half-time with a well deserved lead.

Mac Allister was sent off after the break for a high challenge and it seemed Bournemouth would stage a fightback. Jota killed any chances of that instantly though with a goal from Szoboszlai’s shot parried onto his path by Neto.

Man of the Match:

Demonstrated his arsenal of skills and tricks to beat defenders and provide a threat down the left flank. Bournemouth defense couldn’t cope with him. Got his goal with a sensational skill and looking like he is adding goals to his game.

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