A REAL strange game. Where we create more but still look toothless. Where we are part unlucky but mostly clueless. Where things could have been much different, but you still wonder what the plan is. At both ends. Tough month for the manager ahead.
Simon Mignolet 5
Concedes every shot on target but blameless for all. Throws one out straight to them, but I suppose I do that at five-a-side every week. So glass houses and all that.
Nathaniel Clyne 6
Felt he was unlucky for the foul on the first. Elsewhere did ok. Although needs to develop as an attacking threat.
Martin Skrtel 5
Did really well until the moment that means I have to listen to how Martial is the next Thierry Henry for the next month. So he can fuck off.
Dejan Lovren 6
Kept it simple. Which is what you want. Forever.
Joe Gomez 5
Really naive for the pen. If he’s on his toes he cuts out the pass anyway. But carried the ball well.
Lucas Leiva 4
When he wasn’t giving dangerous free kicks away he was passing to them. Grew into it eventually.
James Milner 5
Probably his worst game so far. Needs to lead from the front. But not helped by a confused midfield.
Emre Can 6
Probably our brightest player. Still does things wrong, but was lively at least.
Roberto Firmino 4
When do we start to worry he might be a bit rubbish?
Danny Ings 5
Thankless that deep. Looked much more dangerous when he popped up centre. Who would have thought it? Snatches at shots though.
Christian Benteke 7
Should do better on the header but gets about an extra 4 for the goal. Elsewhere, I’m not sure what we want him to do with what we give him.
Jordon Ibe 6
Great shift and shot. Good to see him confident enough to do it.
Divock Origi 5
Some good runs but struggled to influence.
Alberto Moreno 5
Not sure he touched it. Which makes it hard to get any higher.
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