Player Ratings

Loris Karius – 2

Despite making a great save on the 43rd minute after a powerful header by Cristiano Ronaldo, his mistakes in the Real Madrid’s 1st and 3rd goal were crucial to the Champions League final loss in Kyiv. Difficult times for the German keeper.

Trent Alexander-Arnold – 7

Defensively had a very good strong performance against the likes of Marcelo and Isco but his passing accuracy was lower than usual (only 52%) and his crosses were controlled by Real Madrid’s defenders. Made a good shot from inside the box on the 23rd minute but Navas reacted brilliantly to save it. At just 19 years old, he has a great future for The Reds.

Dejan Lovren – 7

The Croatian looked solid and composed throughout the Champions League final, making well-timed tackles, one great example on the 85th minute against Bale inside the box to stop him to score a hat-trick. Made the assist for Mané’s goal after winning a great header against Sergio Ramos.

Virgil van Dijk – 7

Strong performance next to Lovren, winning the majority of his defensive duels and controlling all his aerial duels. Very composed in possession but his long passes weren’t accurate enough.

Andrew Robertson – 7

Very calm and composed on possession (85% passing accuracy), positive and brave to play forward (80% passing accuracy on forward passes). When out of possession, he was solid, making good tackles and good blocks; stopped Cristiano Ronaldo to score on the 74th minute after a great recovery run and sliding tackle.

Georginio Wijnaldum – 7

A very composed performance by the Dutchman who covered a lot of ground, supporting the defensive and attacking phases constantly. When out of possession, made a good number of recoveries and interceptions; when in possession, was calm and accurate (80% passing accuracy).

Jordan Henderson – 7

The skipper played as the deepest midfielder providing defensive balance when in possession; his distribution was almost perfect (95% of passing accuracy) with a great decision making when to play forward to break lines or when to switch the play to find Alexander-Arnold and Robertson in wide areas.

James Milner – 6

Substituted on 83rd minute; covered a lot of ground but his passing accuracy was not good enough (70%). When out of possession, only recovered 2 balls and a tough night on 1v1 defending situations against Real Madrid players.

Mohamed Salah – 7

Substituted by Lallana on the 30th minute after suffering a shoulder injury on the 25th minute. He was having a strong performance with 2 shots in less than 20 minutes, his passing accuracy was 80% and The Reds were in the front foot and dominating the game while the Egyptian was on the pitch. Unfortunately, the match had a turning point after his substitution.

Roberto Firmino – 5

The Brazilian started strong with 2 shots in less than 25 minutes and building up the play well but after Salah’s injury, his performance dropped massively. When in possession, only received the ball 16 times (one of his lowest throughout this Champions League campaign), his passing accuracy was poor (63%). He was not linking the play well enough with Mané and Lallana; his passing distribution was 4 passes to Salah, 1 pass to Lallana and no passes to Mané during the final.

Sadio Mané – 8

Scored the only goal for The Reds on the 55th minute after following Lovren’s header inside the box; hit the post on the 70th minute after a good combination play with Wijnaldum on the edge of the box when the scoreline was 2-1. He was the most dangerous player for Liverpool during the final, having to play on The Reds right side after Salah’s injury.

Adam Lallana – 4

Substituted Salah on the 30th minute to play on The Reds left side but his performance did not have any impact on the match. Only one shot which was blocked on the 91st minute, only 1 touch inside the box during the whole match and 9 passes received (less than Salah and Karius).

Emre Can – NO rating

Came on for Milner on the 83rd minute.