A DIFFICULT game to rate, really. In that we collectively looked good for periods, and collectively didn’t for others. But no-one ever said it was going to be easy. And sometimes a hero just needs to rise.
Simon Mignolet 8
Clean sheet. Couple of great saves. Grabbed things. Even if some of them were late. Are you sure you wanna piece of me?
Nathaniel Clyne 6
Looks happier at right back. You sense he was happy to have a steady game today.
Alberto Moreno 6
Pffft. Dunno. Rate him yourselves. Seems to want to make it work.
Martin Skrtel 6
It’s hard for a centre half sometimes. Harry Kane decided to play on Skrtel, which can make you look a hero or a fool. Skrtel ended up looking somewhere between the two.
Mamadou Sakho 7
Great block in the first half. Looked impressive when called upon, but hard to score him higher when we conceded chances so freely first half.
Lucas Leiva 7
Tired towards the end, but you feel much better when he’s there. Took an awful shot, like
Emre Can 7
Enjoyed his performance. Too soon to talk about the manager’s influence really, but Can did seem to have a bit more pep in his step.
James Milner 5
Looked a bit between positions. You feel him and Klopp can work together somehow. It’s just working out how.
Philippe Coutinho 5
I don’t think he’s a 10, you know. Prepared to have a chat about it whenever.
Adam Lallana 7
Work-rate phenomenal and central to all the good attacking work. Still does your head in, like. But faster.
Divock Origi 6
Hard for him. Was often isolated and out numbered. Hit the bar though. Close that. Although I’m no mathematician.
Joe Allen 5
Ran around a bit.
Jordon Ibe 5
Ran around a bit, too.
Mick Clarke 10
Can’t remember the last time i saw him when he’d been to bed.