Liverpool player ratings as Reds fans slate Jurgen Klopp for sticking with 4/10 Roberto Firmino after miserable Champions League night in Moscow

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Spartak Moscow 1-1 Liverpool

Roberto Firmino had one of his worst games in a Liverpool shirt as the Reds failed to win for the second Champions League game in a row.

The Brazilian’s hold-up play was poor while his finishing was equally lame. On a night which saw Liverpool dominate possession against Spartak Moscow, the English side had enough chances to win two matches, but this awful attempt by Firmino summed things up.

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Firmino, who was booked on 75 minutes, was lucky to play the whole 90.

Many fans took to Twitter to express their disappointment with Firmino and their belief that he should have been subbed off.

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Loris Karius had another shaky evening between the sticks, while Joel Matip looked the weak link in a nerve-shredding back four.

Sadio Mane and Coutinho combined beautifully for the latter to score Liverpool’s equaliser on the half-hour mark, after Fernando has flashed in a fine free kick for the hosts.

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Starting XI: Karius 5; Alexander-Arnold 6, Lovren 6, Matip 5, Moreno 6; Henderson 6, Can 5, Coutinho 7; Salah 6, Mane 7, Firmino 4

Subs: Sturridge (for Mane 70) 6, Wijnaldum (for Can 73) 6

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