sport news PLAYER RATINGS: Jordan Henderson was Liverpool's driving force

Liverpool moved 16 points clear at the top of the Premier League with a 2-0 victory over at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

A 14th-minute Virgil van Dijk header and a stoppage-time strike from Mohamed Salah saw the Reds take home the three points. 

Sportsmail's Chris Wheeler details his playing ratings from the game.

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his team's second goal of the game

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his team's second goal of the game

LIVERPOOL (4-3-3)

ALISSON BECKER 6.5 Says it all that his biggest contribution to the game was a long-range assist for Liverpool’s second goal.

TRENT ALEXANDER-ARNOLD 6 – Delivered the corner for the opening goal but didn’t have as much impact as he can.

JOE GOMEZ 6.5 – Solid alongside Van Dijk. The two of them dealt comfortably with United’s threat on the whole.

VIRGIL VAN DIJK 7.5 – Another supreme performance from the Dutchman crowned by the opening goal from a header.

Virgil van Dijk (L) celebrates scoring the home side's first goal with Roberto Firmino

Virgil van Dijk (L) celebrates scoring the home side's first goal with Roberto Firmino

ANDREW ROBERTSON 7 – A constant threat to United with his runs down the left and put one on a plate for Salah.

ALEX OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN 6.5 – Pass of the match to set up Wijnaldum’s goal that was disallowed. Very good again. 

GEORGINIO WIJNALDUM 6.5 – Recovered from early boot to the face. One of two Liverpool players to have goals chalked off.

JORDAN HENDERSON 8 – Pick of the bunch. Driving force for his team and unlucky to see belting shot touched against the post.

Jordan Henderson acknowledges the crowd following the final whistle at Anfield

Jordan Henderson acknowledges the crowd following the final whistle at Anfield 

MOHAMED SALAH 7 – Missed a glaring chance in front of goal but made up for it by scoring the second in injury-time.

ROBERTO FIRMINO 7 – Controversial decision saw his strike ruled out. Deserved a goal for another impressive performance.

SADIO MANE 6.5 – A real handful throughout and only denied a goal by De Gea’s outstretched right foot before half-time.

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