Chelsea 2-2 Liverpool: Player ratings – What the media and stats are saying – Liverpool FC

Mohamed Salah and Caoimhin Kelleher stood out for Liverpool in their 2-2 draw at Chelsea, but Jordan Henderson got a scent at Stamford Bridge.

Jurgen Klopp was not present in West London and Pep Lijnders took the lead, as an exciting Premier League encounter unfolded.

Liverpool took a two-goal lead thanks to the efforts of Sadio Mane and Salah, but their advantage was lost before the break.

Mateo Kovacic managed a volley and Christian Pulisic quickly equalized, before a scoreless second half ensued.

Here, we compare our player ratings with those of readers Liverpool Echo, NBC Sports, BBC Sport, FotMob and TIA.

It was Salah (7.5) who obtained the highest average against Chelsea, in his last game before leaving for the Africa Cup of Nations.

The 29-year-old scored another outstanding goal and he also came close to scoring an outrageous long-term effort in the second half.

TIA praised Salah’s “close to the Messi-type post” finish, also stating, “He will be missed next month. A lot.”

In second place was Kelleher (7.4), who performed admirably in Alisson’s place, never looking disheveled in an intense atmosphere.

the EchoIan Doyle praised the Irishman’s “super anticipation to stop Pulisic when he’s clean”, while Joe Prince-Wright of NBC Sports felt he did “superbly”.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday January 2nd 2022: Kostas Tsimikas (R) of Liverpool, Mason Mount of Chelsea, during the FA Premier League game between Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC at Stamford Bridge.  (Photo by David Rawcliffe / Propaganda)

Kostas Tsimikas finished in the top three (6.9), as he did in the absence of Andy Robertson, suspended.

The Greek left-back “stopped a charge of crosses and threw a few scorers”, according to TIA, and FotMob noted that he won five of the seven duels.

Henderson (5.2) received the lowest average at Stamford Bridge, with the skipper continuing his disappointing recent form.

Doyle claimed he “never quite came to terms with the pace” of the proceedings, while also showing frustration with his passing “at shoulder height.”

Next up for Liverpool is their first leg clash in the League Cup semi-finals with Arsenal on Thursday night (19:45 GMT).