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Liverpool 2-3 West Brom PLAYER RATINGS:

Liverpool were dumped out of the FA Cup by West Brom in a match littered with Video Assistant Referee referrals which caused confusion on the pitch and in the stands on Saturday.

Jay Rodriguez scored twice in the first 11 minutes, following Firmino’s opener, with Joel Matip’s own goal giving the visitors a two-goal cushion.

Salah’s first FA Cup goal, and his 25th of the season, set up a thrilling finale but the Baggies held on to reach the fifth round for the third time in the last four seasons.

Sportsmail’s Jack Gaughan rated the players.  

Jay Rodriguez scored twice in the first 11 minutes as West Brom recorded memorable win

LIVERPOOL (4-2-3-1)

SIMON MIGNOLET – 5

Just not decisive enough. Doesn’t inspire any sort of confidence in an already hapless back four.

TRENT ALEXANDER-ARNOLD – 6

Ended up being dragged down by the rest of them on a painful night for Liverpool.

JOEL MATIP – 5

Looked a bag of nerves with West Brom attackers running at him. Strangely overawed.

VIRGIL VAN DIJK – 5

Certainly not assured and might think he could’ve been stronger for the opening two goals.

Arsenal and Manchester City target Jonny Evans did not have one of his best nights

Arsenal and Manchester City target Jonny Evans did not have one of his best nights

ALBERTO MORENO – 5

Too slow in reacting to developing attacks. Was on his heels for the majority and will not dislodge Andrew Robertson.

EMRE CAN – 5

Some moments where he surged from midfield but didn’t offer enough protection.

GEORGINIO WIJNALDUM – 5

Gifted possession in midfield and the game rather passed him by. Not intense enough.

MO SALAH – 7

Even when blighted by the indifference of others, Salah is Liverpool’s most likely.

Liverpool forward Mo Salah was a handful and gave his side hope with late second goal

Liverpool forward Mo Salah was a handful and gave his side hope with late second goal

ALEX OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN – 5.5

Occasionally tenacious yet lacking in quality. He wasn’t alone but Jurgen Klopp will have wanted more.

SADIO MANE – 6

Started to grow into the game after half-time before then being hauled off.

ROBERTO FIRMINO – 6.5

Top chip before the penalty miss. The latter came just as Anfield was becoming more and more disgruntled.

SUBS

James Milner (for Can, 65) – 7

Danny Ings (for Oxlade-Chamberlain, 65) – 6

Jordan Henderson (for Mane, 65) – 6

West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster produced a succession of important stops

West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster produced a succession of important stops

WEST BROM (4-4-2)

BEN FOSTER – 7.5

Indecision for Firmino’s opener but would go on to make a few marvellous stops and claim everything.

ALLAN NYOM – 7.5

Kept Mane pretty quiet on that flank and stuck to the basics before switching to left back.

CRAIG DAWSON – 8

Confident performance at centre half and right back once Kieran Gibbs went off injured.

JONNY EVANS – 6

Won’t want to see Firmino’s goal again. Not his finest night with suitors watching.

Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold did his best in a hapless back line

Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold did his best in a hapless back line

KIERAN GIBBS – 7

Rotten luck to pick up a hamstring injury when he’d been doing so well.

JAKE LIVERMORE – 7

Inclusion out wide kept West Brom narrow. Strong backward and confident going forward.

GRZEGORZ KRYCHOWIAK – 8.5

A really, really classy display. Ran the midfield, weaving his way through the crowd.

GARETH BARRY – 8

Age is just a number. Very clever and screened the back four excellently.

Grzegorz Krychowiak was at the heart of West Brom's impressive display at Anfield

Grzegorz Krychowiak was at the heart of West Brom’s impressive display at Anfield

CHRIS BRUNT – 7

Stopped the flow of traffic and showed a few fine touches as West Brom kept the ball.

HAL ROBSON-KANU – 7

A real nuisance until he was forced off with an injury. Played a major role in the first two goals.

JAY RODRIGUEZ – 8

Completely injury-free and Rodriguez is reborn. Super finish for the first, poached the second. Five goals since December 31 now.

SUBS

Ahmed Hegazi (for Gibbs, 37) – 7.5

Matt Phillips (for Robson-Kanu, 39) – 7

Claudio Yacob (for Barry, 71) – 6

Ref: Craig Pawson 6 

 



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