Many supporters’ expectations were low ahead of the Reds’ short trip to Goodison Park, with the focus largely remaining on the Champions League.
Having won 3-0 at home to Man City in their quarter-final first leg three days previous, Liverpool were much-changed at the weekend, with Klopp making five alterations.
Speaking after the game the manager lauded their stalemate display as “maybe the most mature we’ve played since I was in.”
This included impressive showings from the likes of James Milner and Georginio Wijnaldum, but the scoreline highlights a lack of cutting edge, particularly from strikers Danny Ings and Dominic Solanke.
But who stood out for journalists and statisticians as having impressed or having disappointed?
Most notable is how much lower Ings (6.1) and Solanke (5.9) are rated than the rest of Klopp’s side, though the toiling Sadio Mane (6.5) was also below par.
Failing to break down the host’s defence underlined a lack of creativity, with Mane required to craft openings alone as his attacking counterparts provided little quality in the final third.
On a more positive note, however, Loris Karius (7.6), Wijnaldum (7.4), Milner…