Player Ratings

AS Roma

Alisson – 6

Didn’t have a great deal to do and couldn’t be faulted for either of the goals Roma conceded – he did make a couple of fine stops and one in particular to deny Mane.

Alessandro Florenzi – 6

Was full of energy and fight but couldn’t handle the pace coming down the right-side – he did have one shot that went very close.

Kostas Manolas – 5

Was extremely lucky to not concede a penalty in the opening minutes when he pushed Mane in the area – he also struggled to deal with the relentless Firmino for the entire match.

Federico Fazio – 5

Was continually caught out by the movement amongst Liverpool’s attackers – he did not offer much of a shield to his goalkeeper.

Aleksander Kolarov – 6

Like in the first-leg, he looked threatening but never got the opportunity to do any damage – the crosses that were expected for Dzeko never came.

Daniele De Rossi – 6

Was once again second-best to Liverpool’s midfield – he tried to lead his team to a remarkable comeback but the captain simply could not, he was substituted with 20 minutes to play.

Lorenzo Pellegrini – 5

Struggled with Liverpool’s pace and failed to have much influence in the match – he produced a couple of wild shots, including one awful free-kick, and his performance lacked control.

Radja Nainggolan – 7

Gave away possession in the build-up to Liverpool’s opening goal but fought until the end – he is a battler and epitomise this Roma side, he scored both of Roma’s late goals to give Liverpool an uneasy finale.

Patrik Schick – 6

There is no doubt that he is a promising talent but still couldn’t deliver on the big stage – some of his touches were lovely and he was often spearheading the Roma attack.

Edin Dzeko – 7

Finished from close range to score his 8th goal of the Champions League campaign after Karius pushed the ball straight towards him – he always carried a threat and was Roma’s best player in both legs.

Stephan El Shaarawy – 6

Was brought into the side following Di Francesco’s shake-up – he had one goal-bound shot deflected onto the post and produced plenty of trickery on the left-side but was guilty of going down to easily at times.

Liverpool

Loris Karius 6

In the first half, he had precious little to do, but in the second he was under pressure and conceded two late goals – commanded his area fairly well and eased the pressure on his defence.

Trent Alexander-Arnold – 6

It was a learning curve but one that will do him no harm – from the off, he looked slightly overwhelmed by the occasion and the skill of El Shaarawy was difficult to deal with but he got through it.

Virgil Van Dijk – 7

Remained unflustered, even during the last 10 minutes, and was a monopoly when the ball was in the air – he led Liverpool’s back line well despite conceding four goals.

Dejan Lovren – 6

Produced a good block from a low Kolarov cross and made a number of interceptions – his clearance rebounded off Milner and past Karius for Roma’s opener and was carelessly booked just before half-time.

Andy Robertson – 7

Produced a brilliant mazy run down the left side that should have resulted in a second Mane goal – his attacking was more prevalent than his defending and his performance was all the better for it.

Georginio Wijnaldum – 7

After a rather slow start, he headed past Alisson to get Liverpool’s second on the evening and his first away goal in three years – he was neat and tidy in possession throughout.

Jordan Henderson – 8

The captain has really come into his own during this Champions League run – he leads this team by example and his use of the ball was excellent – always produced the right pass and was always in the right area.

James Milner – 7

Was awfully unfortunate to see a Lovren clearance cannon back of his head and into the net for Roma’s equaliser – he gave his all and even made the joke of the evening when he said he would celebrate by having a “glass of ribena.”

Mohamed Salah – 6

Was quiet by his standards and didn’t get a clear sight of goal – Roma dealt with him well and limited his influence on proceedings.

Roberto Firmino – 7

Provided the assist for Mane’s opener and offered much, much more – he constantly harried the pair of centre-backs and was unlucky to not score a goal of his own.

Sadio Mane – 8

Scored the crucial opening goal during Liverpool’s first meaningful attack – his performances of late have been in stark contrast to those earlier in the season, his movement is crucial to this Liverpool side.