THAT was a really strange game to score players. It seemed there was as much wrong collectively as individually. But I’m here to have a go. So go easy…
SIMON MIGNOLET 5
The big Belgian in our goal makes good saves from Cazorla and Ramsey early on and a Giroud header later. But you felt he should have done better with the free kick. Generally not his fault.
EMRE CAN 5
Looked as composed as anyone at centre half. Lost completely at wherever he was playing second half. Got sent off in frustration at how bad at crossing he was. Stupid challenge.
KOLO TOURE 3
Come on, mate.
MAMADOU SAKHO 7
Some great defending when he was getting absolutely no help from anyone else. Some trademark turns too to cheer everyone up
JORDAN HENDERSON 5.5
Not a wing back. Not really his fault. Square pegs. Did some good shouting at the ref.
ALBERTO MORENO 4
No use going forward and dreadful for their opener.
JOE ALLEN 5
Good when we were on top. Useless when we weren’t. Needs to look into that.
LUCAS LEIVA 4
Might have been rusty. Seemed to pass to them loads though.
PHILIPPE COUTINHO 5.5
In that position he needs a base to build from and didn’t get it.
RAHEEM STERLING 6.5
Our best attacking player. But we know that anyway. Was reminded constantly that his wage demands didn’t fit his performance. But it wasn’t exactly one in the column for ‘he can achieve what he wants at Liverpool’ either.
LAZAR MARKOVIC 5
Ah, mate. Struggled with the position and didn’t show for the ball enough. He was right to pass though. He just made an absolute mess of it. After that he showed commendable determination to make up for it. So well in for that.
DANIEL STURRIDGE 5
STOP TURNING INTO THEIR PLAYERS!!!!
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