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Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool (5-4 on penalties): Player Ratings as Gunners lift FA Community Shield

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Modified 30 Aug 2020, 00:49 IST
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Liverpool Player Ratings

Mohamed Salah had a disappointing outing for Liverpool
Mohamed Salah had a disappointing outing for Liverpool

Alisson Becker - 6/10

He made a great save to deny Nketiah a second Arsenal goal, after having no chance of stopping Aubameyang's opener. He was given no chance by the precision of the Arsenal penalties.

Neco Williams - 4/10

The young man had a hard day at work, filling in for the injured Trent Alexander-Arnold. Aubameyang's prowess and nous on the flank was sometimes too much for the youngster to contain.

Joe Gomez - 6/10

He had a couple of iffy moments in the first half, especially when playing out of the back. But once he settled into the game, he was solid. He moved to right-back in the second half after Williams was taken off, and didn't give Aubameyang a sniff.

Virgil van Dijk - 7/10

He had the ball in the back of the net early in the game, but his effort was ruled out for offside. He defended really well too, as his usual command in the air, and excellent reading of the game was on show.

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Andy Robertson - 7/10

He was Liverpool's best player on the day, with his energy on the flank causing constant trouble for Arsenal. He whipped in some dangerous balls which, if the Liverpool attackers were a bit sharper, would have been converted.

Fabinho - 5/10

When he was in midfield, he didn't really do much to impact the game. When he moved to centre-back in the second half, he nearly cost Liverpool a winner by not marking Willock well enough.

Gini Wijnaldum - 3/10

He was invisible in midfield for the entirety of the game. He allowed the likes of Xhaka and Elneny to dictate play for Arsenal far too easily.

James Milner - 6/10

He should've scored off a Williams cross, that invited him to head home. Even otherwise, he was one of Liverpool's better players in the first half, involved in most of the Reds' good attacking play.

Mohamed Salah - 4/10

He was hardly involved in the game for most of it, but came alive in creating chaos in the Arsenal box in the build-up to Minamino's goal.

Roberto Firmino - 5/10

The Brazilian got a bit more involved in the game in the second half, but didn't really do enough to force Arsenal to rethink how they defended.

Sadio Mane - 3/10

He missed two massive chances, which eventually cost Liverpool the game. It was atypical of Mane, because he is generally decisive in those types of situations. Klopp will hope that this is just the lack of sharpness that early season brings.

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Substitutes

Takumi Minamino brought Liverpool back on level terms
Takumi Minamino brought Liverpool back on level terms

Takumi Minamino - 7/10

He was bright in tight spots, as he showcased his technical skill brilliantly. He also opened his Liverpool account with a neatly taken goal.

Naby Keita - 6/10

He changed the momentum of the game in midfield for Liverpool. But after the Reds equalised, he was involved in some curious pieces of play which saw him give the ball away needlessly.

Curtis Jones - 5/10

Only real involvement was a calm dispatching of the penalty in the shootout.

Rhian Brewster - N/A

His only touch in the game was in the penalty shootout and unfortunately for him, ti was decisive, as his miss gave Arsenal the trophy.

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Published 30 Aug 2020, 00:49 IST
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