Liverpool vs Fulham Player Ratings: Salah Makes History to Keep Reds in Champions League Hunt

Liverpool vs Fulham Player Ratings: Salah Makes History to Keep Reds in Champions League Hunt
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring their side's first goal of the game during the Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool. Picture date: Saturday May 6, 2023. - Photo by Icon sport

  • Mohamed Salah bundled the ball across the Brentford goal line to become the first ever Liverpool player to score in nine successive games at Anfield.
  • Salah’s goal would be the decider as the hosts emerged victorious over a determined Brentford side on a score line of 1-0.
  • The visitors showed plenty of attacking flair in the second-half but failed to hit the back of the net to bring things level.

Liverpool Player Ratings: Salah Goal Gives Reds European Lifeline

Alisson 7/10 – Perhaps Liverpool’s player of the year, did his job to keep out Brentford.

Trent Alexander-Arnold 6/10 – The fullback had license to roam forward once again and his deliveries troubled the Bees defense.

Ibrahima Konate 6/10 – The center-back had his hands full marshalling Ivan Toney.

Virgil Van Dijk 6/10 – The Dutchman was busy all game as he and his backline kept out attack after attack from the visitors. Provided the assist for Salah.

Andy Robertson 6/10 – Didn’t have the influence going forward that he would have liked on his return to the starting lineup.

Cody Gakpo 6/10 – Decent on the right of midfield, really should have scored late in the game.

Fabinho 7/10 – The Brazilian tried his best to snuff out any Brentford runs from midfield.

Curtis Jones 6/10 – The young midfielder’s run in the first team continued and Jones work rate was vital for much of the game.

Mohamed Salah 8/10 – Salah’s was vital to his side’s success once again. The winger must be applauded if Liverpool do make the Champions League places by the end of the season.

Diogo Jota 6/10 – The Portuguese didn’t have a huge impact but had chances.

Darwin Nunez 6/10 – The striker was pushed out wide and his pace and power proved difficult to deal with for the Bees.


Luis Diaz 5/10 – The Colombian speedster is still retuning to form and didn’t have a huge impact after he was introduced with 20 minutes to go.

Jordan Henderson 5/10 – The Liverpool skipper came on late to lead his teammates to a victory.

Konstantinos Tsimikas 5/10 – The fullback’s late cameo saw him perform defensive duties only.

James Milner 5/10 – Introduced late to shore things up.

Brentford Player Ratings: Bees Buzz But Don’t Sting in Solid Away Performance

David Raya 8/10 – The Spanish ‘keeper made several big stops to keep Brentford in the game.

Rico Henry 5/10 – Had a tough day up against Salah but did reasonably well.

Ben Mee 6/10  – The veteran center-back was part of a solid backline.

Ethan Pinnock 6/10 – Another decent performance from the English defender.

Mathias Jorgensen 5/10 – The center-back did well for the most part but could be accused of losing his man for Liverpool’s goal.

Aaron Hickey 5/10 – Decent at fullback, subbed off in the final parts of the fixture.

Vitaly Janelt 5/10 – Ran out of fuel late on, fairly good other than that.

Mathias Jensen 6/10 – Pushed the Liverpool midfield at times through his passing.

Frank Onyeka 5/10 – Overrun at times as Liverpool charged forward, made some good moves.

Ivan Toney 7/10 – The striker troubled the Reds’ center-back pairing but didn’t get any huge chances.

Bryan Mbuemo 6/10 – Always a threat, the forward could have done better in a few moments to punish Liverpool defending errors.


Kevin Schade 6/10 – The on-loan winger showed  flair in moments but was mercurial.

Josh Dasilva 5/10 – Didn’t show too much after coming on.

Mikkel Damsgaard 5/10 – Introduced too late to judge.

Shandon Baptiste 5/10 – Cameo performance for final minutes

Yoane Wissa 5/10 – Introduced late on, no time to make an impact.

 Liverpool vs Brentford Match Summary and Highlights



A second closely fought fixture at Anfield this week ended in a second 1-0 victory to the hosts as Liverpool continued their positive run of form.

There was just 13 minutes on the clock when Fabinho chipped a dangerous ball into the Brentford area and Virgil van Dijk nodded across for Mohamed Salah to bundle into goal. The strike meant that Salah made history, becoming the only Liverpool player ever to score in nine home fixtures in a row.

Brentford rallied late in the first-half and carried that momentum into play after the break. But despite several runs into Reds territory, the visitors could only muster two attempts on goal. The Bees’ challenge faded late in the period as Liverpool repelled them and began to counter. Despite a trying performance, all three points would go to the hosts, marking their eight game unbeaten.

Player of the Match: Salah Makes Anfield History After Scoring Ninth Consecutive Goal


Today’s result marked another Liverpool win courtesy of another Salah strike. Two goals from the star winger in this week alone have delivered six points for the Reds.

Salah also managed to make history as he became the first ever Red to score in nine consecutive home games for Liverpool, ensuring his legacy at the football club.

Despite calls that the forward was not deserving of the mega contract he was awarded last summer, he has hit 30 goals once again in a season and where Liverpool would be without his strikes this season is questionable.

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