WELL it’s three points isn’t it? Wasn’t pretty, but a win is a win at this stage of the season. Up the Reds.

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SIMON MIGNOLET 7

Saved all the balls that were kicked at him. You’ll get some lads moaning about his kicking but, call me old fashioned, I like my goalkeepers to keep clean sheets.

EMRE CAN 5.5

Did OK. Used the ball well and got rid when he had to. Made for the position — although his positioning is not always great.

MARTIN SKRTEL 7

Doesn’t get enough credit for being in exactly the right position when the opposition cross the ball. No Opta stats for that one.

MAMADOU SAKHO 6

Recovered well after some early jitters. Strong mentally.

JOE ALLEN 7.5

Man of the match. Some dodgy moments but more good ones than anyone else. Kept the ball when everyone else looked incapable. Gets out of trouble brilliantly.

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JORDAN HENDERSON 5

Was hogtied a touch by early booking but didn’t pass it well enough.

RAHEEM STERLING 5.5

At some point in these contract negotiations the club may ask his agent when his last really good game was. But it wasn’t easy for him tonight.

ALBERTO MORENO 5

A little bit unfortunate to be taken off. Looked solid enough and could have been used more when in space.

PHILIPPE COUTINHO 6

Didn’t shine but he’s a tough cookie. Did a job for the team.

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ADAM LALLANA 4

Needs to figure out how he helps Liverpool win football games.

DANIEL STURRIDGE 6

Didn’t get a great deal of service. Wasn’t great with what he had. Needs a couple of goals to put the skip in his step. So gutted the clever effort at the end hit the post.

SUBSTITUTES:

STEVEN GERRARD: Helped change the game. Won some good tackles late on. 6.5

GLEN JOHNSON: Wasn’t on long enough. N/A

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