Liverpool Player Ratings vs. Bournemouth: Firmino & Bogdan star as Jurgen Klopp picks up first victory

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A delighted Jurgen Klopp secured his first victory as Liverpool manager as the Reds bested Bournemouth to advance in the Capital One Cup.

It wasn’t a five-star performance by any stretch of the imagination, but Nathaniel Clyne’s first-half effort was enough for the German coach to end his three-game run of draws.

There were several positives for the Merseyside giants to take from Wednesday evening’s fixture, and a handful of key performers; here are our Liverpool player ratings.

Adam Bogdan Bolton

Adam Bogdan – 8/10

A handful of excellent saves, particularly from Junior Stanislas early on. Could Bogdan put pressure on Simon Mignolet for a starting berth between the sticks?

Nathaniel Clyne Liverpool

Nathaniel Clyne – 7.5/10

The match winner on the day, and demonstrated his versatility by switching over to the left flank. Will likely be a key man under Klopp.

Kolo Toure Liverpool

Kolo Toure – 5.5/10

Replaced with a hamstring injury just after the half-hour mark, missing an opportunity to impress.

Connor Randall – 7/10

The youngster impressed in defence, and might be given more game time should Klopp look to turn to youth over the coming months.

Dejan Lovren Liverpool

Dejan Lovren – 6/10

Recalled to the team for his first game under Klopp, but, with Mamadou Sakho watching on, was again far from his Southampton best. Improved as the game wore on.

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