Following defeat by Toulouse in the Europa League on Thursday, Liverpool returned to winning ways with a clinical performance.
Diogo Jota added a third late on to make absolutely sure that the three points went to the hosts.
Dom Smith was at Anfield assessing the Liverpool players’ performances…
Produced a brilliant save to deny Bryan Mbeumo when he went one-on-one with the Brazilian, and stayed alert whenever he was needed.
Trent Alexander-Arnold 8
Excellent performance from the England international. His long passes and deep crosses were as difficult to defend against as they always are.
Joel Matip 6
Made a few nice forays forward with the ball and was solid.
Virgil van Dijk 7
Dominant in the air and nearly scored in the first half when his header was saved by a sprawling Mark Flekken.
Kostas Tsimikas 7
Picked up two assists, first crossing for Salah’s second and then playing back for Jota to fire in the third.
Dominik Szoboszlai 6
Tried to get forward from midfield as best he could, but this was a game when other attackers came to the fore for the Reds.
Wataru Endo 7
Could have been sent off when VAR took a closer look at his studs-up challenge on Christian Norgaard, but that was the only negative on an otherwise assured outing by the Japanese.
Cody Gakpo 7
Took up some nice positions in pockets of space and put on a decent all-round display.
Mohamed Salah 9
Salah is in blistering form at the moment and almost single-handedly helped Liverpool leapfrog Spurs and Arsenal into second with a brace.
Didn’t score, but did find the net twice with offside strikes and assisted Salah’s first. A really good performance from the Uruguayan, who was threatening throughout.
Diogo Jota 7
Came alive late in the second half when he belted the ball past Flekken to make it 3-0.
Harvey Elliott (Gakpo, 83') N/A
Luis Diaz (Jota, 84') N/A
Jarell Quansah (Alexander-Arnold, 90') N/A
James McConnell (Szoboszlai, 90+4') N/A
Not used: Chambers, Scanlon, Doak, Kelleher, Nyoni