Published On: Sat, Dec 21st, 2019

Liverpool player ratings vs Flamengo: Firmino and Mane star in Club World Cup final win | Football | Sport

Liverpool went into Saturday’s Club World Cup final at the Khalifa International Stadium with another piece of silverware in their sights. Jurgen Klopp’s men were made to work hard by Flamengo, who booked their place in Doha by winning the Copa Libertadores earlier this year.

Europe’s own continental champions came out on top, though, with Roberto Firmino popping up with the decisive goal in extra time.

The Brazilian latched on to Sadio Mane pass before dancing back to bamboozle Diego Alves and then firing the ball past the floored goalkeeper.

Liverpool’s victory – soured by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain suffering what appeared to be a serious knee injury – meant they scooped the Club World Cup for the first time in their history.

Express Sport have run the rule over Klopp’s Liverpool players – but do you agree with our ratings?

Liverpool player ratings vs Flamengo

GK: Alisson – 7

Liverpool’s Mr Reliable was rarely tested but came up trumps again whenever he was called upon.

RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold – 7

Adjusted to the difficult task Bruno Henrique presented him and kept the Flamengo star quiet in the second half.

CB: Joe Gomez – 7

Forming an excellent centre-back partnership with Virgil van Dijk which will soon be Klopp’s go-to.

CB: Virgil van Dijk – 7

Has transformed Liverpool into serial trophy winners. Is the Premier League next?

LB: Andrew Robertson – 7

Liverpool’s left-back is now the best in the world in his position and did the business once again.

CM: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – 6

Not at his best before being forced off with a sickener of an injury.

CM: Jordan Henderson – 7

Led by example in the middle of midfield and deservedly raises the trophy aloft.

CM: Naby Keita – 7

The little midfielder has come into his own this season and now looks the part for Liverpool.

RW: Mohamed Salah – 6

Liverpool will have tougher games to come and the winger will have to improve for them.

ST: Roberto Firmino – 8

Wasted a glorious second-half opportunity but struck when it counted to give Liverpool the all-important win.

LW: Sadio Mane – 8

Liverpool faced serious questions when they stumped up more than £30m for Mane. It looks like a snip now.

Liverpool substitutes

CM: Adam Lallana – 6

Kept it nice and tidy after replacing the injured Oxlade-Chamberlain.

CM: James Milner – 6

Reliable as ever after replacing Keita in midfield.

ST: Divock Origi – 6

Came on for match-winner Firmino and harried late on.

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