Liverpool player ratings vs Newcastle: Milner and usual suspect shine in crucial Reds win

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Jordan Henderson – 5

Not the ex-Sunderland star’s finest afternoon on his old foes’ stomping ground. Alexander-Arnold laughed at his first-half free-kick attempt, and he was caught over-committing in midfield a couple of times before being replaced by Fabinho. 

James Milner – 9

A dogged, tenacious performance from the veteran on his 810th appearance for club and country. A great tackle led to Keita’s opener, he bravely put his body on the line when Newcastle threatened and Jurgen Klopp will have loved every single bit of it.  

Luis Diaz – 8

His impact wasn’t as consistent as Milner’s, but when he was involved it usually struck fear into the hosts. Lively, willing to make good runs on the break while maintaining the composure to pick out the right pass, it was another impressive performance to add to his growing Liverpool collection. 


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