Trent Alexander-Arnold was very good as Liverpool went out of the Champions League, however too many gamers failed to show up towards Actual Madrid.
The Reds knew they needed to produce one other European comeback in the event that they needed to succeed in the semi-finals, but it surely by no means materialised at Anfield.
As has been the case all through this season, quite a few good possibilities got here and went, and Madrid turned extra snug because the minutes ticked by.
In the long run, a wretched efficiency in Madrid final week proved costliest, giving them an excessive amount of work to do on Merseyside.
Right here we evaluate our participant rankings with these from the Liverpool Echo, the Telegraph, BBC Sport, FotMob and the TIA readers.
It was no shock to see Alexander-Arnold (7.5) given the very best common at Anfield, with the right-back distinctive at occasions.
His high quality on the ball shone via on plenty of events – one outside-of-the-foot go was outrageous – however he additionally defended nicely.
TIA’s Joanna Durkan handed him a nine-out-of-10 score, correcting stating that he “must have had plenty of assists to his title,” had it not been for poor ending.
In the meantime, Ian Doyle of the Echo felt he “held sturdy towards Vinicius Jr.”
Nat Phillips (6.9) was in second place, following a powerful displaying up towards the world-class Karim Benzema.
Mike McGrath of the Telegraph lauded the centre-back, saying he “did nicely along with his use of the ball,” and FotMob identified that he gained seven out of 12 duels.
Sharing the bronze medal had been shut associates Andy Robertson (6.8) and James Milner (6.8), each of whom had been energetic figures.
Robertson was a “tireless operator who offered width and driving runs” in response to Durkan, whereas McGrath claimed Milner’s recreation was “greater than destroying” Madrid’s play in the midst of the park.
A dull Sadio Mane (5.6) bought the bottom common, as his rotten type continues, with Doyle concluding that he “pale within the closing phases.”
Liverpool’s subsequent task sees them head to Leeds on Monday night, in what guarantees to be a giant take a look at for the Reds within the top-four battle.