Liverpool produced a very mixed performance on Saturday, as they scored three times but struggled defensively in a 3-2 win over Nottingham Forest. Diogo Jota was the standout player, earning an average rating of 8.3 across all sources. Trent Alexander-Arnold (7.5) was also praised for his new advanced role, while Virgil van Dijk (5.8) was criticized for being “too easily pushed about.” Alisson and Jota were jointly awarded the highest rating of eight out of ten by the Liverpool Echo’s Ian Doyle, though the goalkeeper averaged a much lower rating across the board (6.4). Cody Gakpo and Curtis Jones were deemed the least effective, with Jones failing to win any of his three tackles despite completing 95 percent of his passes. Another step in the right direction it may be, but the Reds’ victory at home to Forest showed there is still more to be worked on.