There were standout performances from several Liverpool players in their 3-2 win over Man City as the Reds reached the FA Cup final and kept the fourfold hope alive.
Jurgen Klopp’s men faced another huge game on Saturday afternoon as Wembley hosted the final clash between Europe’s top two sides.
Liverpool were in dreamland in the first half, leading 3-0 at half-time after Ibrahima Konate’s open header and Sadio Mane’s brace.
Goals from Jack Grealish and Bernardo Silva gave City hope in the second half but the Reds hung on and secured a place in the final next month.
It was Mane (9.1) who was considered the star man at Wembley as he produced arguably his best performance of the season.
The 30-year-old netted a brace, netting his second brilliantly, and he excelled in the central role he is starting to make his own.
the TelegraphMike McGrath described it as an “accomplished performance” by Mane, as he took his tally for the campaign to 18.
TIA’s Joanna Durkan gave the Liverpool legend a perfect 10 out of 10, saying he was the ‘driving force’ behind the Reds’ victory.
In second place was Thiago (8.5)who was a joy to watch in the middle of the park, directing the show throughout.
Ian Doyle of Echo praised the Spaniard’s ‘superb passing range’ and claimed his overall performance was ‘outstanding’.
The bronze medal was Luis Diaz (8.0)as he continues to look like a very good signing after a fascinating attacking performance.
Durkan said he had “a first touch that was gifted by the football gods”, while Doyle believed he had given Joao Cancelo a “consistently difficult time”.
Mohammad Salah (6.3) earned the lowest average rating after another random outing, his early season form still deserting him.
The big games continue for Liverpool, with standout rivals Man United traveling to Anfield on Tuesday night (8pm BST).