The harsh rating is also questionable for Jota, seeing as the Portuguese star was forced off at half-time with an ankle injury, but Elliott was placed in the ‘flops’ section of their analysis, with the Englishman accused of ‘lacking pace’.
They also took aim at ‘mistakes’ he made in the 27th and 42nd minutes, as well as a cross to Salah that was ‘not strong enough’.
Italian paper Gazzetta dello Sport was also disparaging of Elliott’s performance, handing him a five, the lowest score of any Liverpool player in their post-match report.
That led to be being labelled as ‘Il Peggiore’ or ‘the worst’ with his score also being the joint-lowest out of both sides, and they accused Klopp of demanding too much, but the German defended his decision.
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