Liverpool player ratings as record setter Mo Salah shines in Midtjylland draw

Liverpool were held by FC Midtjylland in their final Champions League group game as VAR again grabbed the headlines.

The Reds had already secured top spot which allowed Jurgen Klopp to ring the changes in Denmark.

But it was one of his stalwarts who got the ball rolling as Mohamed Salah opened the scoring within 60 seconds.

The Egyptian bundled the ball home to become Liverpool's all time top scorer in the Champions League.

Salah was joined by less familiar names as youngster Leighton Clarkson made his first start of this season.

But young goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher was beaten from the spot after VAR awarded the Danes a penalty on the hour mark.

Klopp threw on the cavalry and thought he was rewarded when Takumi Minamino scored with a minute remaining, only for VAR to rule it out.

Liverpool Ratings

Kelleher 7

Huge bonus for Klopp, to find reliable back up, more good saves

Alexander-Arnold 7

Proud moment as captain for first time and led with distinction

R Williams 7

Again looked at home at this level, another young find for manager

Fabinho 7

Surprise selection, but goal line clearance proved his calm

Tsimikas 6

Looked a little better as settled on left but still needs to step up

Clarkson 6

Thrown into biggest game of his life, and he took chance well

Keita 6

Movement was good but needs to show a little more class now

Minamino 6

Taken time to settle, but busy in midfield and getting better

Jota 7

One brilliant attempt showed his class of movement in front of goal

Salah 8

MOTM. Had grace not to celebrate opening goal, but always a handful

Origi 6

Took knock early on that hampered him, not at best again

Subs:

Koumetio 6 (Fabinho 46)

Robertson 6 (Tsimikas 61)

Henderson 7 (Keita 63)

Firmino (Origi 71)

Mane (Jota 87)

Referee: François Letexier (France) 6

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