Liverpool player ratings vs Nottingham Forest Today
Liverpool’s pursuit of a top-four finish remains in contention after securing a frenzied 3-2 victory over Nottingham Forest at Anfield. Diogo Jota continued his scoring streak by netting two goals, while former Reds defender Neco Williams added a deflected equalizer.
Nottingham Forest’s Morgan Gibbs-White threatened to level the match, but Mohamed Salah put the game to bed by scoring his 27th goal of the season. The Egyptian striker’s goal moved him up to sixth on Liverpool’s all-time leading goal scorers list, tied with Robbie Fowler.
Liverpool’s hard-fought victory over Nottingham Forest not only secured their much-needed three points, but also helped them stay within reach of the teams above them in the quest for a top-four finish. Despite the challenging task ahead, the Reds continue to battle and remain in contention.
Alisson Becker (6/10):
The Brazilian goalkeeper was unable to prevent the two Forest goals, which were scored due to deflections. His handling was generally reliable, although his kicking was not as strong.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (7/10):
Alexander-Arnold’s set-piece deliveries were outstanding, and he displayed impressive passing skills throughout the game. Despite being deployed in a hybrid midfield role, he managed to regain his form, but his defensive duties suffered in the second half.
Ibrahima Konate (5/10):
Konate struggled physically against the imposing Awoniyi and looked disorganized in the second half when Forest employed long passes. His lack of a right-back to pass to did not help his cause.
Virgil van Dijk (5/10):
Although Van Dijk posed a threat at set-pieces, he struggled to dominate when Forest put pressure on him in the second half. He appeared uneasy and uncertain.
Andy Robertson (6/10):
Robertson was one of the most energetic players in the first half, and his deliveries were excellent. One of his crosses led to Jota’s second goal.
His ball control had some ups and downs but he was able to assist in opening the scoring by keeping the ball alive in the box.
Jordan Henderson (6/10):
Although his ball control wasn’t anything special, his consistent work ethic was impeccable as usual.
Curtis Jones (6/10):
Should have moved the ball faster than he did, but worked diligently to regain possession throughout the game.
Had a quiet first half on the right flank but came up with the decisive goal in the second half to secure the win.
Cody Gakpo (5/10):
Showed some glimpses of skill but failed to make a significant impact before being substituted before the hour mark.
Diogo Jota (8/10):
Continued his goalscoring form with a clinical finish to open the scoring and a stunning strike to put Liverpool ahead again. His resurgence in form is a huge boost for Jurgen Klopp’s side.