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PLAYER RATINGS: Jordan Henderson excellent in deep-lying role

Liverpool got back to winning ways on Tuesday night with a 2-0 victory over Rangers in the Champions League. 

Trent Alexander-Arnold opened the scoring for the Reds with a stunning free-kick before Mo Salah’s penalty secured all three points for Jurgen Klopp’s men. 

Sportsmail has analysed the battle of Britain clash and rated each player’s performance at Anfield.

Trent Alexander-Arnold opens the scoring for Liverpool in their 2-0 victory over Rangers 

LIVERPOOL

(4-2-3-1) TEAM AVERAGE: 7.1

ALISSON BECKER: The Brazil international goalkeeper had very little to do until late on when the match was already beyond Rangers…6.5

TRENT ALEXANDER-ARNOLD: England star has his critics for his defending but placed a world class freekick into the top corner of McGregor’s net…8 BOOKED

JOEL MATIP: The Cameroon defender coped easily with lone Rangers striker Morelos and nearly headed in a third late in the game…7

VIRGIL VAN DIJK: The former Celtic defender barely needed to break sweat as he renewed old rivalries with Old Firm foes Rangers…7

Former Celtic star Virgil van Dijk kept a clean sheet against his old rivals in the clash at Anfield

Former Celtic star Virgil van Dijk kept a clean sheet against his old rivals in the clash at Anfield

KOSTAS TSIMIKAS: The Greek was deputising for Scotland’s Andy Robertson and made one stunning block to stop Sakala having a late tap-in…7

THIAGO ALCANTARA: The Spain international was a class act in the centre of the park before making way for James Milner…7.5

JORDAN HENDERSON: The Liverpool captain excelled in the deep lying play-maker role. He ran the midfield before being replaced by Fabinho…7.5

Jordan Henderson's deep lying playmaker role saw him control the match before being subbed

Jordan Henderson’s deep lying playmaker role saw him control the match before being subbed

MO SALAH: Egyptian talisman saw a first half shot saved by McGregor but got his revenge from the penalty spot after the break…7

DIOGO JOTA: His movement dropping deep caused problems for the Rangers midfield before making way for Firminho midway through the second half…6.5

LUIS DIAZ: The tricky attacker was a constant menace and he was brought down in the box by King for Liverpool’s penalty…7

DARWIN NUNEZ: The Anfield frontman was in good form but found an Rangers keeper McGregor in inspired form in their personal duel…7

Darwin Nunez couldn't find the back of the net but enjoyed a solid performance for the Reds

Darwin Nunez couldn’t find the back of the net but enjoyed a solid performance for the Reds 

SUBSTITUTES:

Firmino (for Jota (69 mins)

Fabinho (for Henderson (69 mins)

Elliot (for Nunez (80mins)

Milner (for Thiago (80mins)

Gomez (for Alexander-Arnold (90 mins)

Not used: Kelleher, Adrian, Konate, Ramsay, Carvalho, Bajcetic, Phillips.

JURGEN KLOPP:

A confidence boosting victory as Liverpool strolled to an easy three points and moved clear into second place in Group A…7.5

RANGERS:

(5-3-2) TEAM AVERAGE: 5.3

ALLAN MCGREGOR: Terrific performance by the veteran Rangers keeper saw him applauded by The Kop. No chance with either Liverpool goal…7.5

JAMES TAVERNIER: The Ibrox captain had an off night on the right side of a five man defence. Unable to influence the game…5.5

LEON KING: A huge night for the highly rated Ibrox youngster. Did not let himself down despite conceding a penalty for foul on Diaz…5.5

CONNOR GOLDSON: Had his hands full with the all-action Nunez. Will be pleased to escape with only a 2-0 defeat….5.5

BEN DAVIES: There was to be no happy return to Anfield for the former Liverpool defender as his new side was outclassed…5.5

It wasn't a happy return to Anfield for former Liverpool defender Ben Davies in Rangers defeat

It wasn’t a happy return to Anfield for former Liverpool defender Ben Davies in Rangers defeat

BORNA BARISIC: Under so much pressure from Liverpool’s attack the Croatian was unable to get up the left flank to attack…5.5

MAREK TILLMAN: The on-loan Bayern Munich kid was anonymous before being replaced by Fashion Sakala midway through the second half…4

JOHN LUNDSTRAM: Disappointing return to his home city for the Liverpudlian. Booked for a tactical foul on Jota in the second half…5 BOOKED

John Lunstram was unable to get into the game and was booked as he struggled in midfield

John Lunstram was unable to get into the game and was booked as he struggled in midfield 

STEVEN DAVIS: The veteran was chasing shadows all night against a hugely-impressive Liverpool midfield before his place went to Ryan Jack…5

RYAN KENT: The former Liverpool kid was not at his best and the much publicised Kent v Trent battle was a non-event…4.5

ALFREDO MORELOS: Preferred to the in-form Antonio Colak but the Colombian was unable to make any mark on this match…4.5

It wasn't Alfredo Morelos' night and the Colombian didn't make a mark on the game

It wasn’t Alfredo Morelos’ night and the Colombian didn’t make a mark on the game 

SUBSTITUTES:

Sakala (for Tillman (66 mins)

Jack (for Davis (66mins)

Colak (for Morelos (73mins)

Matondo (for Kent (81mins)

Kamara (for Davies (81 mins)

Not used: McLaughlin, McCrorie, Yilmaz, Wright, Arfield, Devine.

GIO VAN BRONCKHORST:

The Rangers manager’s side did not cause Liverpool problems until too late and had McGregor to thank that they avoided a rout…5.5

REF: CLEMENT TURPIN

A straightforward night for the French match official who got the big decisions correct, including awarding Liverpool a penalty…6.5

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