Liverpool Player Ratings for Ultimate Team Revealed

    Liverpool boast some of the highest rated players on FIFA 21 | Pool/Getty Images

    Simply put, Liverpool enjoyed one of the finest campaigns in the history of English top flight football last season, even taking into consideration the dip in form after the club’s first league title for 30 years was sealed (coincidentally, of course).

    After conquering global club football at the turn of the year, Liverpool ended the season with a staggering 99 Premier League points. While their status as European champions from 2019 ensured Jurgen Klopp’s key men were already in the upper echelons of the rankings, their successes last season sees them start the game with no fewer than 11 players in the top 100.

    However, not even Liverpool can have every squad member in the centurions club, so here’s the FIFA 21 ratings (via the Liverpool Echo) for the highly rated Reds and those that don’t rank as well just yet.

    Yasser Larouci
    Yasser Larouci made two first team appearances last season | Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images

    FIFA 20 Rating: 59

    Larouci may still be a bronze card but has been bumped up two ratings from last season, perhaps one for each first team appearance he made in 2019/20.

    Curtis Jones
    Curtis Jones found the net three times in the first team last season | James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images

    FIFA 20 Rating: 61

    Jones and his long-range shooting caught the eye during his fleeting first-team opportunities last term and has been rewarded with a reduced squad number (48 to 17) and less substantial rating boost (61 to 65).

    sepp van de berg
    Sepp van den Berg is yet to make a first team appearance this season | Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images

    FIFA 20 Rating: 66

    Van den Berg, on the other hand, carries the unwanted burden of having a shirt number (72) which is considerably higher than his downgraded rating (65).

    Harvey Elliot
    Harvey Elliot became the youngest ever Liverpool player to start a competitive fixture last season | Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images

    FIFA 20 Rating: N/A

    The man, or rather boy, who holds a myriad of age-related records is still only 17 and, in his first appearance on FIFA, boasts the respectable status of a silver card.

    Ben Woodburn
    Ben Woodburn has scored more goals for the Wales international team than Liverpool’s senior side | Visionhaus/Getty Images

    FIFA 20 Rating: 68

    Woodburn has been part of Liverpool football club in one guise or another for well over a decade, yet last made an appearance for the senior side in May 2018.

    A lengthy injury layoff during his loan spell with Oxford United last season may have contributed to his downgrade.

    Neco Williams
    Neco Williams has established himself as Trent Alexander-Arnold’s primary replacement at right back for Liverpool | Robin Jones/Getty Images

    FIFA 20 Rating: N/A

    Unusually, Liverpool’s primary creative outlets reside in the full-back slots (we’ll get to them later).

    Filling in for either of these key players is a daunting task but Jürgen Klopp appears to have trusted Williams as primary cover for the right-back position.

    Nathaniel Phillips
    Nathaniel Phillips has only made one first team appearance for Liverpool since joining the club in 2016 | Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images

    FIFA 20 Rating: 61

    Phillips has been granted a remarkable rating boost, jumping seven points after a successful loan spell in the German second tier with VfB Stuttgart culminated in the club’s promotion to the top flight.

    Rhian Brewster scored three goals in Liverpool's three pre-season games earlier in the campaign
    Rhian Brewster scored three goals in Liverpool’s three pre-season games earlier in the campaign | Michael Molzar/Getty Images

    FIFA 20 Rating: 64

    11 goals in 22 games on loan at Swansea City last season not only earned Rhian Brewster a six-point rating boost, but is also likely to prompt a transfer bid from Sheffield United.

    Marko Grujic
    Marko Grujic may not remain a Liverpool player for much longer | James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images

    FIFA 20 Rating: 77

    Grujic has spent most of his Liverpool career out on loan and despite a spirited end to the Bundesliga season with Hertha BSC last term, he may not be on Merseyside for much longer having changed agents supposedly in a bid to move on.

    Kostas Tsimikas
    Kostas Tsimikas is the second player born in Greece to join Liverpool in the Premier League era | Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images

    FIFA 20 Rating: 72

    The 24-year-old left-back impressed enough as Olympiacos claimed the Greek top flight title last season to earn an £11.7m transfer to Liverpool and an upgrade from a silver to gold.

    Divock Origi
    Divock Origi has scored 35 goals in 57 starts for Liverpool since joining the club in 2014 | James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images

    FIFA 20 Rating: 78

    Despite recording his best goalscoring season in the Premier League since 2017, Origi has been downgraded.

    Although – somewhat bizarrely – every stat on the face of his card has either stayed the same or increased, compared to last season.

    Harry Wilson
    Harry Wilson spent the 2019/20 season on loan with Bournemouth | Pool/Getty Images

    FIFA 20 Rating: 75

    Bournemouth’s stock may have taken a nasty dip after relegation but Wilson and his free-kick prowess were only bolstered by the first season of regular top flight football for the 23-year-old.

    Takumi Minamino poses with the 2020 Premier League trophy after joining Liverpool in January | PHIL NOBLE/Getty Images

    FIFA 20 Rating: 75

    Minamino’s excellent start to the new season offers hope that the Japan international can bounce back from an underwhelming first six months at Liverpool that Klopp charitably described as ‘unlucky’.

    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
    A preseason knee injury has delayed Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s start to the 2020/21 season | Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

    FIFA 20 Rating: 80

    When devoid of injuries, there are few things on a football pitch Oxlade-Chamberlain can’t do. However, the questions surrounding his fitness continue to persist and have perhaps contributed to his downgrade.

    James Milner
    James Milner played in five different positions across six separate competitions for Liverpool last season | Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images

    FIFA 20 Rating: 81

    The man Klopp described as ‘Mr Professional’ may be entering his 19th season of senior football, but has shown few signs of slowing down and can feel perhaps a tad hard done by to be downgraded.

    Diogo Jota
    Diogo Jota found the net on his debut for Liverpool against Arsenal | Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images

    FIFA 20 Rating: 80

    Liverpool’s new £45m-man got off to the perfect start with an action-packed debut against Arsenal which culminated in a maiden goal for the reigning Premier League champions.

    Jota excelled with Wolves but whether he can pose a serious threat to any of the club’s fabled front three – who are at least seven ratings higher – remains to be seen.

    Xherdan Shaqiri
    Xherdan Shaqiri was sidelined for 11 matches with injury last season | Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

    FIFA 20 Rating: 82

    The man once known as ‘the Alpine Messi’ has desperately struggled to slalom his way past the established frontline ahead of him in the pecking order, playing more than ten minutes of a Premier League match just twice last season.

    Naby Keïta has started Liverpool's first three Premier League matches this season after starting just five pre-lockdown last term
    Naby Keïta has started Liverpool’s first three Premier League matches this season after starting just five pre-lockdown last term | Pool/Getty Images

    FIFA 20 Rating: 82

    For the second season in a row, Keïta’s base card has been downgraded. However, this season the trend is surely set to stop. Keïta was one of Liverpool’s standout players post-lockdown and has continued that form this campaign.

    He may not quite reach the height which earned him a 93 rated Team of the Season during his RB Leipzig days, but he’s on his way.

    Joel Matip
    Joël Matip has struggled to get back into Liverpool’s side since suffering a knee injury in October last year | James Baylis – AMA/Getty Images

    FIFA 20 Rating: 82

    Despite losing his place in the starting XI and struggling with injury for much of last season, Matip has been given an upgrade. Go figure.

    Joe Gomez
    Joe Gomez has started 23 of Liverpool’s last 26 Premier League matches | Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images

    FIFA 20 Rating: 80

    The man who has all but cemented his position in Matip’s centre-back role has also been the beneficiary of a stats boost. Gomez boasts one of the most attractive centre-back cards in the game with 82 pace, 83 defending and 80 physical.

    Georginio Wijnaldum
    Georginio Wijnaldum has reportedly attracted the interest of Liverpool in the current transfer window | Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images

    FIFA 20 Rating: 84

    Where Georginio Wijnaldum’s future lies remains uncertain, yet the Reds will do well to keep a remarkable all-rounder – a status accurately reflected by the fact that no stat on the face of his card is less than 75.

    Thiago Alcantara
    Thiago Alcântara impressed on his debut for the Reds but tested positive for coronavirus before could make his first start for the club | Michael Regan/Getty Images

    FIFA 20 Rating: 87

    Thiago showed little sign of any decline on an imperious Premier League debut – let alone a downgrade from 87 to 85 – but will be forced to recover from a positive COVID-19 test before his return.

    Jordan Henderson, Mohamed Salah
    Jordan Henderson became the first Liverpool player to lift the English top flight trophy since Alan Hansen in 1990 | Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

    FIFA 20 Rating: 83

    Much was made about Henderson’s shared rating with Paul Pogba – a comparison inevitably heightened by the club loyalties of those involved. But Liverpool’s all-action leader – and the FWA Player of the Year – is wholeheartedly deserving of his place among the game’s elite.

    Andy Robertson
    Andy Robertson has recorded a staggering 24 Premier League assists since August 2018 | Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images

    FIFA 20 Rating: 85

    Perhaps unsurprisingly for a side with the Premier League’s best defence last season, Liverpool boast three of the six highest rated defenders in FIFA 21, with Robertson a vital part of this set-up.

    Fábio Henrique Tavares alias Fabinho
    Fabinho has demonstrated his versatility this season, featuring at centre-back as well as his natural defensive midfield role | Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

    FIFA 20 Rating: 85

    Only two Premier League midfielders can better Fabinho’s 87 rating, yet the versatile Brazilian has already hinted at a possible positional change card down the line after a noteworthy early-season performance at centre-back.

    Roberto Firmino
    Roberto Firmino scored just one goal across 19 Premier League games at Anfield last season | Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images

    FIFA 20 Rating: 86

    Firmino’s home goal drought could scarcely detract from another hugely influential season from the intelligent frontman with a feather touch.

    FIFA 20 Rating: 83

    Alexander-Arnold’s remarkable ascension over the past two seasons has been reflected by his standing as the highest rated right-back in FIFA 21.

    His 66 shooting might need another look at, mind.

    Alisson Becker
    Only two Premier League goalkeepers kept more clean sheets than Alisson’s 13 last season | Pool/Getty Images

    FIFA 20 Rating: 89

    Alisson’s importance to Liverpool was reinforced by his absence when the club bowed out of the Champions League last season. Only their opponents that night – Atlético Madrid – can boast a higher rated goalkeeper.

    Sadio Mane
    Sadio Mané has started the 2020/21 season with three goals in three league games | Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images

    FIFA 20 Rating: 88

    Mané netted at least 20 goals from the left wing for the third season on the bounce in 2019/20, and also racked up an impressive tally of nine assists across all competitions, an indication of the creativity added by a player who could hardly be more complete.

    Mohamed Salah
    Mohamed Salah finished as Liverpool’s top scorer last season with 23 goals across all competitions | Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images

    FIFA 20 Rating: 90

    Mohamed Salah is, at times, threatened by the curse of normalised brilliance but the prolific Egyptian deservedly finds himself among the top ten players in the game, one of three from Liverpool in this rarified bracket.

    Virgil Van Dijk
    Last season Virgil van Dijk became just the fifth outfield player in Premier League history to play every minute of a title winning campaign | Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images

    FIFA 20 Rating: 90

    Van Dijk’s status as the world’s best defender has rarely been in doubt over the past two seasons and this lofty standing is replicated by his FIFA ranking, which also sees him rated at the seventh-best player in the game.

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