Liverpool 2-0 Manchester United: Virgil van Dijk named your player of the match

Virgil van Dijk
Van Dijk has scored most PL goals by a defender since the start of last season (8), and the most headed goals by a defender (7) in the same period

Virgil van Dijk's superb goalscoring performance in the 2-0 win over Manchester United earned him your player of the match.

The big Dutch defender rose highest to head in the Reds' opener at Anfield.

He then stood tall to help keep United at bay before Mohamed Salah charged through to wrap up the points in injury time.

He received an average rating of 8.19 on our player rater, putting him ahead of midfielder Jordan Henderson (7.56) and goalkeeper Alisson (7.49), who set up Salah's goal.

The highest rated United player was midfielder Fred with 5.43.

The win takes Liverpool 16 points clear at the top of the Premier League table and maintains their record of having dropped just two points all season so far.

Player of the match

van DijkVirgil van Dijk

with an average of 8.19

Liverpool

  1. Squad number4Player namevan Dijk
    Average rating

    8.19

  2. Squad number14Player nameHenderson
    Average rating

    7.56

  3. Squad number1Player nameAlisson
    Average rating

    7.49

  4. Squad number11Player nameMohamed Salah
    Average rating

    7.48

  5. Squad number9Player nameFirmino
    Average rating

    7.40

  6. Squad number5Player nameWijnaldum
    Average rating

    7.39

  7. Squad number10Player nameMané
    Average rating

    7.33

  8. Squad number66Player nameAlexander-Arnold
    Average rating

    7.28

  9. Squad number26Player nameRobertson
    Average rating

    7.20

  10. Squad number12Player nameGomez
    Average rating

    7.16

  11. Squad number15Player nameOxlade-Chamberlain
    Average rating

    6.87

  12. Squad number3Player nameFabinho
    Average rating

    6.64

  13. Squad number27Player nameOrigi
    Average rating

    6.42

  14. Squad number20Player nameLallana
    Average rating

    6.37

Manchester United

  1. Squad number17Player nameFred
    Average rating

    5.43

  2. Squad number1Player namede Gea
    Average rating

    4.95

  3. Squad number8Player nameMata
    Average rating

    4.77

  4. Squad number53Player nameWilliams
    Average rating

    4.66

  5. Squad number31Player nameMatic
    Average rating

    4.62

  6. Squad number23Player nameShaw
    Average rating

    4.57

  7. Squad number9Player nameMartial
    Average rating

    4.53

  8. Squad number29Player nameWan-Bissaka
    Average rating

    4.43

  9. Squad number2Player nameLindelöf
    Average rating

    4.40

  10. Squad number26Player nameGreenwood
    Average rating

    4.36

  11. Squad number21Player nameJames
    Average rating

    4.27

  12. Squad number5Player nameMaguire
    Average rating

    4.24

  13. Squad number15Player nameAndreas Pereira
    Average rating

    4.09

  14. Squad number20Player nameDiogo Dalot
    Average rating

    3.97

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