Player ratings: Liverpool 5 vs 3 Chelsea

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Chelsea needed a draw to seal a Champions League place ahead of next season, but Frank Lampard’s side were beaten 5-3 at Anfield.

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Kepa: Would be faulted for conceding the second goal from a Trent Alexander-Arnold strike. Not a confident showing. 2/10

Azpilicueta: Battled hard and would be sad to see his defence capitulate. Kept urging the side to show belief. 5/10

Zouma: Should have done better to keep Firmino from scoring. The defence was really in shambles. 4/10

Rudiger: Didn’t get a grip of the game defensively as Chelsea’s defence looked like conceding with each Liverpool attack. 3/10

Reece James: Put in a number of good balls that weren’t converted by the forward players, especially Mason Mount. Decent game as he was a regular outlet on the right flank. 5/10

Alonso: Decent game but his delivery into the box wasn’t up to scratch. 5/10

Jorginho: Couldn’t control the game in the first-half. Better showing in the second half, but it was a little too late. 5/10

Kovacic: Worked really hard in midfield. Started the game brightly and ended the game brightly as well. 6/10

Willian: Was very poor tonight. Lost the ball for Liverpool’s first goal and was very poor in the final third with mistake after mistake. Wasn’t his night at all. 3/10

Mount: Got into some good positions in the first-half but couldn’t deliver. Had a poor game. 3/10

Giroud: Lacked service in the first half. Showed great determination to score Chelsea’s first goal and give a glimmer of hope for a comeback. 6/10

Subs

Pulisic: Turned the game around when he came on, with a beautiful goal and a stunning assist. 8/10

Tammy Abraham: Scored the second goal for Chelsea as he was at the right place to finish off Pulisic’s pass. Looked lively after coming on. 7/10

Hudson-Odoi: Brought a spark to the team after coming on for Willian. 6/10

Emerson: Very late sub for Alonso.

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