Alison Baker 7
Milner nearly sold out with one dangerous pass in the first half. Strong handling from a number of Newcastle shots from distance and one good Clarke stop.
Trent Alexander-Arnold 5
He defended it inconsistently during the test open period and the deliveries were strangely bad, although the second half is a little better.
Nat Phillips 6
Wilson revealed his lack of speed on one occasion but he’s too strong in the air. Steady if not amazing. Reservation.
The excellent block knocked Wilson off the opening game and kept Liverpool together during a tough start. Reservation.
Andy Robertson 7
He took a heavy hit early on and began to extend his legs forward in the second half as the visitors began to impose themselves.
Jordan Henderson 6
He was not at his best but he had a lot of running and banished Salah from the first half opportunity. She looked a little tired.
James Milner 7
Busy stroll back to the first team, and after some early signs of rust, prepare for the mission with some great defensive work. Reservation.
Curtis Jones 5
He was hired in an advanced midfield role but the contribution for the first half is minimal. Refused to crease and slightly improved after the break. alternative.
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Mohamed Salah 5
Barely participated in the half-hour opening and then missed a clear opportunity. He slid another half a second wide. Not his night. alternative.
Roberto Firmino 7
Some joy as he knocked out Newcastle with five defenders and two headers that Darlow tackled brilliantly, but he should have been better with another free man after the goalkeeper’s flutter.
Sadio Mane 5
He squandered a number of opportunities to break into space before a break but a good cross for Fermino. Often on the sidelines in the second half and Schar refused to clear out the line.
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Jenny Winaldom (for Jones 68) 6
Fetched Energy but couldn’t find the Killer Ball.
Thiago Alcantara (on Milner 73) 7
Some fines for his welcome return to work.
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