LIVERPOOL 1 Someone Else 1 — it’s quickly becoming the bet of the week. We really need to find a way to create more chances — be that through getting more attacking players on the pitch, or finding a greater understanding among those Jurgen Klopp is picking. The latter might take time. In the meantime it would be nice if we looked like we had the ability, or sheer bloody mindedness, to see out a 1-0. Anyway, ratings out of 10.
Simon Mignolet: N/A
Honestly don’t feel like i can rate him until I’ve seen the goal back and decided who I want to scream at about it.
Nathaniel Clyne: 6
A very six out of 10 full-back performance. Needs to offer more going forward in this formation, ideally.
Alberto Moreno: 6
Disappointing in the final third, but he did the best tackle of all time, so it’s swings and roundabouts really.
Martin Skrtel: 6
Thought he dealt with Grazianno Pelle pretty well. He needs to be leading the ‘we are winning this game 1-0 no matter what’ charge, though.
Mamadou Sakho: 6
Was lucky not to be punished for two bad mistakes in the first 20. Bounced back well though.
Lucas Leiva: 9
Was more man-of-the-match than the time a professional footballer turned up to play for our useless Thursday night team.
James Milner: 5
Could write an essay on Milner. Might do. I’d always rather watch an intelligent footballer do lots of sensible things slightly slower than you’d like, than a fast brain-dead footballer doing stupid things quickly. But then he gives away an idiotic free kick on 85 and makes me look like an idiot. Still. Good cross for the goal.
Emre Can: 4
About those brain-dead footballers doing stupid things quickly… I’m glad he tries to inject some urgency into things. I’d rather that didnt involve running with the ball into the Main Stand though.
Philippe Coutinho: 5
He probably wants some lads running in front of him. But I want to see some of his shots go under the cross bar, so it’s one of them innit.
Adam Lallana: 6
Showed willing. Probably wants some runners too. But he managed to get into the Premier League team of the year playing with Rickie Lambert, so surely he can do a bit more with our yard dogs, too.
Divock Origi: 4
Not working out this, is it, mate? If this was date three, you’d be shaking hands and promising you’d stay mates before deleting their number as soon as you got home.
Christian Benteke: 7
Headed it right in the goal. Looked easy. Let’s do that more. That other chance though…
Bobby Firmino: 6.5
Good cameo. Wanted the ball. Mad floaty corners though. Start him on Wednesday.
Jordon Ibe: 5
Hates football. Just wants to swerve it and go to college or something.
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