FA Cup: Liverpool vs Norwich City Player Ratings as Liverpool breeze past Norwich 2-1 to reach the quarters of the Cup

Liverpool vs Norwich City

Liverpool vs Norwich City: Liverpool hosted Norwich City in the 5th Round of the FA Cup at the Anfield on Thursday.

Liverpool’s Takumi Minamino score 2 crucial first half goals that dictated the proceedings of the match later. Norwich reduced the deficit in the second half through a Lukas Rupp goal, but it was a little too late for the Canaries.

Let’s take a look at the player ratings for the clash: –

Liverpool vs Norwich City Player Ratings

Liverpool

Alisson Becker (6.5/10): Alisson faced just 2 shots on target and saved one just one of them.

James Milner (8/10): Playing out of position, Milner had an amazing game on the right flank as he was rock solid in defense.

Ibrahima Konate (7.5/10): The big center back played the ball from the back well and also completed most passes in the game.

Joseph Gomez (7.8/10): Gomez was brilliant in the back with excellent positioning and blocks.

Konstantinos Tsimikas (6.8/10): Tsimikas had a decent outing in Anfield, but failed to produce good quality of crosses from the left wing.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (7.3/10): Oxlade-Chamberlain came close to scoring for Liverpool as one of his shots hot the woodwork and deflected back into play.

Jordan Henderson (6.8/10): The skipper distributed the ball well in the midfield before being taken off by Klopp in the 61st minute.

Curtis Jones (7/10): Jones had a good match after being left out of the Carabao Cup-winning squad last weekend.

Takumi Minamino (8.8/10): Minamino scored 2 first-half goals to give Liverpool a comfortable victory in the fixture.

Divock Origi (7.4/10): The Belgian forward assisted a goal for Minamino in the first half and was subbed off late in the second half.

Diogo Jota (7/10): Jota completed the most dribbles in the match but also got booked for a clumsy challenge.

Substitutes:

Harvey Elliott (7.3/10): Elliott created 3 chances after coming on in the second half- most in the whole match.

Tyler Morton (6.3/10): The teenager looked good in the 30 odd minutes he was on the pitch.

Luis Diaz (NA)

Sadio Mane (NA)

Norwich City

Tim Krul (5.3/10): Krul faced a total of 4 shots out of which he let in 2 goals which proved to be decisive.

Sam Byram (6.9/10): Byram had the most tackles in the match with 3 successive challenges but also got booked for a reckless one on Jota.

Christoph Zimmermann (6.5/10): Zimmermann had a decent night coming back after a 6-month break due to injury.

Ben Gibson (6.5/10): Gibson was good at the back but the opponents were better on the night as Norwich let 2 goals is.

Dimitrios Giannoulis (7/10): The Greek left-back was the most fouled player in the match but he was defensively good too as he won 9 duels.

Lukas Rupp (7.5/10): Rupp scored a goal in the second half but was surprisingly taken off the pitch a couple of minutes later.

Mathias Normann (6.1/10): Normann had an average game in the midfield and could not impose himself properly.

Pierre Lees-Melou (7/10): The left midfielder had a good outing on the flank and made a few good runs inside the box.

Przemyslaw Placheta (6.5/10): Placheta was not effective on the right wing and was replaced by Sargent in halftime.

Teemu Pukki (6/10): Pukki had very little of the ball and just one shot on target. He was subbed off in the second half.

Milot Rashica (6.7/10): Rashica had a decent game but Liverpool’s defense was too strong for him.

Substitutes:

Joshua Sargent (7.5/10): Sargent registered an assist to his name coming off the bench at the start of the second half.

Billy Gilmour (6.7/10): Gilmour passed well and showed intent in the game but it was a little too late.

Kieran Dowell (5.7/10): Apart from getting booked, Dowell had nothing much to do.

Jonathan Rowe (6/10): Rowe was ineffective in the small amount of time he spent on the pitch.

Kenny McLean (NA)

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