Liverpool player ratings: Naby Keita and Jordan Henderson flop as Reds miss chance to boost Champions League chances

Comments (0)
Jordan Henderson Liverpool Palace 2022-23
Getty Images
Jurgen Klopp's side failed to improve their top-four hopes as they drew 0-0 with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park

Liverpool missed the chance to put pressure on Tottenham and Newcastle in the race for Champions League qualification, as they laboured to a 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace.

Mohamed Salah rattled the bar for Jurgen Klopp's side, who recorded a fourth successive Premier League clean sheet but offered precious little by way of genuine attacking threat against a side still searching for its first win of 2023.

Palace hit the woodwork themselves through Jean-Philippe Mateta in the first half, but Patrick Vieira's men, like Liverpool, were unable to find the breakthrough, in what was a contest devoid of quality for the most part.

GOAL rates Liverpool's players from Selhurst Park...

  1. Goalkeeper & Defence
    Getty Images

    Goalkeeper & Defence

    Alisson Becker (7/10):

    Alert when needed and took no risks on the ball. A good response after his Real Madrid nightmare.

    Trent Alexander-Arnold (5/10):

    Defensively poor. Had a free kick blocked by Henderson en route to the top corner. Subbed with 20 minutes left.

    Joel Matip (5/10):

    Looked a bag of nerves when asked to turn towards his own goal. Looks bereft of confidence. Important late header under pressure.

    Virgil van Dijk (6/10):

    Had the better of Mateta and was Liverpool's best defender by some distance, which wasn't saying much.

    Andy Robertson (6/10):

    Prominent in the opening stages, but faded and had a tough time against Olise.

  2. Midfield
    Getty Images


    Jordan Henderson (4/10):

    Blocked a goalbound free-kick from Alexander-Arnold, and lost his way badly in the second half. Some of his decision-making was shocking for such an experienced player.

    James Milner (6/10):

    Steady enough in midfield, then finished the game at right back.

    Naby Keita (3/10):

    Got booked, made a few more fouls, nearly scored an own goal and was taken off at half time.

  3. Attack

    Mohamed Salah (6/10):

    Wasteful in the first half, hit the bar in the second and nearly created a goal for Gakpo.

    Diogo Jota (5/10):

    Lively enough without the quality to go with it.

    Cody Gakpo (6/10):

    Flashes of quality, but not the end product. Missed a decent chance late on.

  4. Subs & Manager
    Getty Images

    Subs & Manager

    Harvey Elliott (6/10):

    On at half time, started brightly but quickly found himself doing what the rest were; giving the ball away sloppily.

    Fabinho (5/10):

    Came on and started giving fouls away immediately.

    Roberto Firmino (5/10):

    No impact at all.

    Stefan Bajcetic (N/A):

    Came on late and was sloppy twice in dangerous areas.

    Jurgen Klopp (5/10):

    No closer to finding solutions to his side's many, many problems.