Not everyone loves Liverpool’s Xherdan Shaqiri, as Takumi Minamino pointed out.


With a hard-fought 2-0 victory over FC Midtjylland on Tuesday in Anfield, Jürgen Klopp’s team continued its 100% start in Group D.

Not every game can be a classic. And Liverpool’s latest Champions League encounter can certainly be described as unforgettable.

The national media has reviewed the performances of Liverpool’s players in their Champions League victory against FC Midtjylland

Trent Alexander-Arnold’s all-round contribution at both ends of the field earned the right-back the top score of 9.

They were really in action for the ECHO rankings, and there was a clear surprise.

Diogo Jota and substitute Mohamed Salah scored the goals that helped the Reds to their third win in a week and extended their unbeaten record after a 7-2 win at Aston Villa earlier this month.

Most of the rest of the Liverpool team scored 7 goals, although both Takumi Minamino and Divock Origi only managed 5.

Just behind him was Joe Gomez in 8, who impressed most after losing Fabinho as central defender after half an hour due to injury.

Of course, other scores are also possible. And the national media agreed on who to praise for Liverpool and who to criticize.

The Mail did half the work and put Alexander-Arnold at 7.5 ahead of substitute Rhys Williams at 7. Minamino and Origi only achieved 5.5.

The Express went 8th with Alexander-Arnold, while Minamino, James Milner and Andy Robertson fought for 5.

The Daily Star also let Alexander-Arnold take the lead with an 8, while Minamino scored 5.

The Independent saw Alexander-Arnold and Gomez best with 8, although Xherdan Shaqiri surprisingly only got 5 and Origi 4.

Finally, the number crunchers from calculated that Jay was the highlight with a score of 7.97. Minamino was the lowest of the starters with 6.03.

Meanwhile, The Times considered Alexander-Arnold and Alisson Becker the top performers with 8, while Minamino and Origi were at the other end of the scale with 5.


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