Liverpool player ratings for entire season as three stars shine but one struggles

Liverpool players rated (Image: Getty)

Liverpool ended up with the Carabao Cup after maintaining a quadruple push in Jurgen Klopp’s last season until mid-March. Their season imploded in April as they lost at home to Atalanta and Crystal Palace in the space of four days to end their European and Premier League hopes.

Their injury crisis finally caught up with them after they beat Chelsea to lift the Carabao Cup for a record 10th time with a bunch of kids and the likes of Alexis MacAllister and Endo were knackered.

Their injured players, like Trent Alexander-Arnold and Alisson, could not return to full fitness in time to halt their slide and they finished third.

Klopp’s last season was still a hugely positive one for Liverpool after they trailed in fifth 12 months ago and his rebuilt side surpassed most fans’ expectations by qualifying for the Champions League and winning the Carabao Cup.

Alisson 7

The Brazilian was sidelined by a hamstring injury and needed games to get back to his best form.

Caoimhin Kelleher 7

The Republic of Ireland goalkeeper was outstanding and he made a career-best 26 appearances for the Reds.

Trent Alexander-Arnold 7

The Liverpool vice-captain was dogged by injury in the second half of the season, but still showed his class.

Conor Bradley 7

The Northern Ireland star got his big chance when Alexander-Arnold was crocked and announced his arrival on the Anfield stage, scoring one and making two against Chelsea.

Virgil van Dijk 8

The Reds skipper was commanding for Liverpool and powered home a header against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup Final.

Ibrahima Konate 6

The Frenchman was dominant before he suffered a loss of form towards the end of the campaign.

Virgil van Dijk has been impressive all season (Image: Getty)

Jarrel Quansah 7

Made his debut in the win at Newcastle and seized his chance, scoring twice in Liverpool’s last two games, including the last goal under Klopp.

Joel Matip 6

Was van Dijk’s preferred partner before a serious knee injury in December ended not just his season but his Liverpool career.

Joe Gomez 8

Liverpool’s answer to the Swiss Army Knife shone wherever Klopp played him and deservedly won an England recall.

Andy Robertson 7

His season was interrupted by injury, including a shoulder problem, but he still managed three goals.

Kostas Tsimikas 5

The Greek international deputised for Robertson until he dislocated his shoulder against Arsenal and could not win his place back.

Wataru Endo 7

The Japanese international proved to be an inspired signing and anchored Liverpool’s midfield.

Curtis Jones 6

Carried his good from last season into this one, although his performances tailed off.

Harvey Elliott 7

Klopp said his biggest regret was not starting him more and the England Under-21 star finished the season strongly.

Dominik Szoboszlai 6

The Hungary skipper started on fire and scored a peach against Leicester before he struggled to recapture his early-season form.

Ryan Gravenberch 6

Had to make do with a bit-part role for Liverpool, but rarely let the Reds down.

Alexis Mac Allister 8

The Argentina midfielder virtually carried Liverpool’s midfield in February and March and he scored a worldie against Sheffield United.

Cody Gakpo 7

Finished with 16 goals and Klopp favoured the Dutchman as his No 9 in his last games.

Luis Diaz 7

If only his end product was as good as his approach play, but he was still a nuisance for defences.

Diogo Jota 7

Arguably the club’s best finisher, he was hampered by injuries, but he still managed 15 goals.

Mohamed Salah 7

Suffered two hamstring injures and rowed with Klopp at West Ham, but still top scored with 25 goals as his form dipped towards the end.

Darwin Nunez 6

The Uruguay star continues to frustrate and delight in equal amounts and finished the season on the bench.

Source: https://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/1902122/Liverpool-player-ratings-entire-season