A FRUSTRATING afternoon. It was good to see us at least creating chances, but still not enough of them and certainly not enough going in the net. Norwich are fortunate to leave with a point, but they could have won all three. Which, if you consider they showed little with the ball and not a huge amount at the back, is pretty worrying. Anyway.
Simon Mignolet 4: Hard to score him any higher when he was found wanting when we needed him. Also tried to blame Alby Moreno when he kicked one out of play. The Kop was keen to put him straight on that one.
Emre Can 7: Still think its his best position. More a case of how long he is willing to play there for, and how long the manager plays this system.
Martin Skrtel 6: Think he looks happier in a three. Handled Jerome pretty well.
Mamadou Sakho 7: Impeccable first half, but it isn’t a great clearance in the lead up to the goal, and not great for their big chance to win either. Very popular with the crowd. And there isn’t many of them.
Nathaniel Clyne 6: Steady rather than spectacular. Needs to offer a bit more going forward in these fixtures.
Alberto Moreno 8: I thought it was his best game for Liverpool so far. Terrific for the Ings goal and dangerous throughout. Looks a new player.
Lucas 6.5: Did pretty well. Tried to be ambitious with his passing and was snapping at their heels.
James Milner 4: Don’t think Lucas is the ideal partner for him, but looked well off the pace. Took the worst pair of corners back to back I’ve seen in my life. And I’ve seen some dreadful corners at Anfield.
Phil Coutinho 6: Was quiet but tidy in the first half. Grew into it second half before missing that chance. Then his head fell off. Which was unfortunate.
Daniel Sturridge 6: Touch is still magnificent. Still the coolest lad in L4. The rest will come over the next few weeks. Should have won a penalty with some quick feet.
Christian Benteke 5: Struggled to get into it. Was probably injured from the start.
Danny Ings 8: Was made up for him. He was made up for himself. Loads of running. Loads of claps at the end. Let’s see more of him, please.
Adam Lallana 5: Ran around a bit. Didn’t seem entirely sure of his role.
Roberto Firmino 6: Probably his brightest cameo so far. Was pleased he did some shouting when he didn’t get a pass.
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