Manchester City vs Liverpool: Player ratings as champions roar back into title race

Updated: 28/05/2024

Leroy Sane grabbed the winner as champions Manchester City reignited the Premier League title race with a tense 2-1 win over leaders Liverpool, but who were the standout performers and who let themselves down in the season's biggest game so far.

Manchester City

Fernandinho was one of Manchester City's standout performers in the win over Liverpool (Getty Images)

Beaten by Mané before near own goal. Out of position for goal  7/10

Preferred to Walker. Strong on ball, went walkabout for goal  6/10

Vincent Kompany
Strong challenge on Salah earned only a booking. Stirring show 6/10

John Stones
Cleared own deflected effort off line and calm thereafter  6/10

Aymeric Laporte
Deployed out of position and struggled for spells. Booked  6/10

Bernardo Silva
At heart of everything positive about City. Assist for first goal  8/10

Late on Robertson. Good passing range and led City pressure  8/10

David Silva
Struggled for time on ball and had shot blocked by Van Dijk  6/10

Raheem Sterling
Relished battle with Robertson and fed Sané for decisive goal  8/10

Sergio Aguero
Hacked down by Lovren early but smashed opener from angle  8/10

Leroy Sané
Solid at both ends. Started move for first before his winner  7/10


Referee Anthony Taylor shows a yellow card to Liverpool's Dejan Lovren after a challenge on Sergio Aguero (AP)

Nervy display and beaten on the angle for both goals  6/10

Trent Alexander-Arnold
Constant threat going forward and played role in equaliser  8/10

Virgil van Dijk
Quick to block David Silva and unlucky to end up a loser  8/10

Dejan Lovren
Brought down Aguero for yellow. Slow to react for both goals  5/10

Andy Robertson
Enjoyed battle with Sterling and flighted ball back for leveller  7/10

Georginio Wijnaldum
Kept pace with Fernandinho in battle of engine rooms  7/10

Jordan Henderson
Struggled to deal with power and pace of City’s attacking play  6/10

James Milner
Limited in just third game in a month. Caught by Laporte  6/10

Mohamed Salah
Quick feet to play in Mané and was tackled late by Kompany  7/10

Roberto Firmino
Quiet first half but revitalised after break. Headed equaliser  7/10

Sadio Mané
Hit post after holding off Stones and constant runner for Reds  7/10

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