How German Newspaper Bild Rated Liverpool And Bayern Munich Players
Bild’s ratings for the Liverpool players will raise some eyebrows.
Last season’s Champions League finalists played out a goalless draw against Bayern Munich in the round of 16 first-leg.
Liverpool‘s attacking trident failed to produce on the night and it’s reflected in Bild’s ratings.
Their rating system is on a one-to-six scale, with one being the top score and six being the worst.
Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane were both given threes while Mohamed Salah was given a four.
But the worst rating goes to Andy Robertson who recorded a rating of five. Ouch.
Liverpool‘s makeshift center-back pairing Joel Matip and Fabinho were both given threes. Bit harsh on the Brazilian who performed very well in defence.
As for Bayern Munich, Bild didn’t rate Robert Lewandowski and James Rodriguez’s performances.
Though they handed out ones to both Mats Hummels and Javi Martinez.
Here’s the ratings in full:
Speaking after the game, Jurgen Klopp said: “I’m not over the moon but I’m completely OK with the game.
“We made life more difficult with the last pass today – about 10 or 12 times a promising situation [fizzled out]. We can play better. We should play better.
“In the first half we had the bigger chances. I can’t remember any chances for either side in the second half. It wasn’t a Champions League night from that point of view.”
Liverpool were without the injured Dejan Lovren and the suspended Virgil van Dijk, with Fabinho and Matip keeping Lewandowski and co quiet.
“It was a clean sheet without the big man [Van Dijk]. A lot of people wouldn’t have expected that,” Klopp added.
“The defending was good. A lot of things were really good.
“The positive is the result is OK, the best draw we can get. Yes, we can play better; we should play better.
“The tie is not over – we said that. We had to create the basis tonight that we can use in the second leg.”
The return fixture goes down in three weeks time.