PLAYER RATINGS: Jan Oblak proves he is the world's best

PLAYER RATINGS: Adrian endures horrid night while Jan Oblak proves he is the world’s best… it was a tale of two goalkeepers at Anfield

  • Adrian was at fault for Atletico Madrid’s first at Anfield on Wednesday night 
  • Atletico’s Jan Oblak proved he is the world’s best goalkeeper against Liverpool 
  • Kieran Trippier enjoyed a glorious return to England with the Spanish giants 
  • REPORT: Marcos Llorente breaks Liverpool’s hearts with two sucker punches 

Liverpool have been knocked out of the Champions League by a dogged Atletico Madrid side.

Jurgen Klopp’s boys dominated for 90 minutes at Anfield but squandered a number of chances before Madrid made them pay in extra time. 

Sportsmail’s Pete Jenson has the ratings from Anfield… 

Liverpool have crashed out of the Champions League by Atletico Madrid after extra-time

Alvaro Morata sealed the knockout punch for Atletico on Wednesday night at Anfield

Nervous save at start of second half from Joao Felix was a warning for what was to come. At fault for the first goal and couldn’t keep the second out.

ALEXANDER-ARNOLD 7

Went through Joao Felix late in first half getting the ball first. Delivered brilliant early second half free-kick that should have been converted by Firmino.

GOMEZ 7

Coped well with Atletico’s counter-attacking until the introduction of Llorente changed everything.

Adrian endured a torrid night as Liverpool were knocked out – he was at fault for the first

Trent Alexander-Arnold delivered a number of excellent crosses into the box on Wednesday

VAN DJIK 7

Played much of the game in Atletico half. Full range of passing to help unlock Atletico defence. Saw off Costa without breaking sweat.

ROBERTSON 8

Headed on to the crossbar with the Kop end goal gaping. Usual incredible energy driving the team on down the left.

OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN 8

Powered down the right early on to help set tempo. Then stinging shot saved by Oblak. Put ball on Wijnaldum’s head for opener. Superb until subbed on 80 minutes.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain set Liverpool’s tempo and was tireless until he was substituted

WIJNALDUM 8

Buried gift of cross to set Liverpool on their way. Then produced brilliant run and cross to set-up second Liverpool goal.

HENDERSON 7

Bullied Atletico early on giving Joao Felix and Correa no time in possession. Kept calm in the second half when search for second goal became frantic.

SALAH 6.5

Saw plenty of the ball and was always a threat for Lodi but often lacked precision in pass or control.

Mohamed Salah spurned a number of chances but was lively throughout and proved a menace

FIRMINO 7

Missed chance from Alexander-Arnold free-kick. Tireless running to find the space between Atletico’s water-tight lines and eventually rewarded with goal.

MANE 6.5

Full of running but frustrated by Atletico defence. Given tough time by a committed Trippier and when he did get clear was denied by Oblak. Couldn’t keep his bicycle kicks down.

Subs 

Milner (Chamberlain 82min), Fabinho (Henderson 106), Origi (Wijnaldum 106), Minamino (Firmino 113).

Not used: Lonergan, Matip, Lallana.  

ATLETICO MADRID 4-4-2

OBLAK 9

Could do nothing to keep out Wijnaldum’s perfect header but batted away everything else that Liverpool threw at him. World’s best shot-stopper.

TRIPPIER 7

Worked hard down the right defensively with key interceptions. Limited opportunity to get forward and whip in trademark crosses.

Jan Oblak proved he is the world’s best shot-stopper as he kept Liverpool out on Wednesday

Kieran Trippier impressed on his return to English soil and worked hard on the right channel

FELIPE 7.5

Marshalled Firmino for the most part and tried to get Atletico playing out from the back. Lead by example.

SAVIC 7.5

Great covering run and clearance when long pass looked to send Salah clear at start of second half. Headed away time and again.

LODI 7

His flank was predictably targeted. But never overwhelmed by Salah threat. The ‘weak link’ that never really was.

Stefan Savic was dominant in the air and did well to keep Liverpool’s front three at bay

KOKE 7.5

Busy and tidy trying to make Atletico’s spells of possession as long as possible. Found it tough against the red tide in first half.

SAUL 7.5

Struggled against unstoppable Oxlade-Chamberlain in the first half. Almost ended it before 90 minutes with huge header but had strayed offside.

PARTEY 7.5

The third solider in Simeone’s dogs of war midfield. Stayed the course to see Atletico over the line.

Diego Costa was his usual self, wasting time in the first half and sulking when substituted

CORREA 7

Tenacious. Caused problems for Liverpool when running in between Van Djik and Robertson. Tried to link with overlapping Trippier.

COSTA 6

Wasting time as earlier as the 22nd minute. Then there was a provocative push on Wijnaldum. The menace no longer accompanied by goal threat. Upset at being subbed. Atletico improved without him.

JOAO FELIX 7.5

Brilliant pass for Costa inside the first minute. Took flight to win foul against Henderson upsetting Liverpool players. Still only 20, huge talent.

Subs 

Llorente (Costa 56min, 8), Vrsaljko (Trippier 91), Morata (Felix 103), Gimenez (Correa 106).

Not used: Adan, Carrasco, Lemar. 

JURGEN KLOPP 8

The relentless machine is his creation. Suffered watching it foiled by the extraordinary Oblak. 

DIEGO SIMEONE 10

Mentally his players were ready – the compete opposite of Barcelona’s players last season. And Llorente for Costa transformed game.

REFEREE Danny Makkelie (HOL) 8

Lenient with Alexander-Arnold’s high challenge on Joao Felix. Let the game flow but never lost control of it. 




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