ON The Anfield Wrap’s Tuesday Review, Sean Rogers often talks about watching games of football back and then seeing things really differently. There was loads of anxiety around me today in the ground but never really anything to worry about was there? Anfield needs to collectively relax. Ratings, then.
Simon Mignolet: 7
If he did that every week we’d all be getting on famously. And by famously I mean, we’d have less to complain about. Bar that daft flap. Couple of really good saves.
Nathaniel Clyne: 6
Solid. Didn’t do anything wrong. Missed Milner again. Never had less to say about a footballer’s 90. Which is how I like my full backs.
Dejan Lovren: 8
Best he’s been for ages. Won loads in the air, tackled hard, used the ball well. We’ll take more of that. Implored him to put Vardy in the front of the Kemlyn at one point and he found a red shirt with a slide tackle. Had me right off there.
Mamadou Sakho: 4
I really like him. And now I’m fuming. Because two years of nonsense has just had 180 minutes of vindication. Stop giving them the ball in the middle of the pitch, mate. You’re better than that.
Alberto Moreno: 8
Mahrez was anonymous and he’ll have had something to do with it. Nearly broke someone’s head with a shot first half.
Emre Can: 7
Linked up beautifully with Firmino for the goal. Used the ball cleverly, won it well, protected the defenders. Seemed to have Vardy on him all the time. Bit odd he was getting marked by the league’s top scorer.
Jordan Henderson: 5
Did well but that side foot when he had men to choose from? You messing? Jesus tonight. Had to take two away.
Philippe Coutinho: 7
Stop shooting and I’ll give you what your general play deserves. You’re well better at passing. Do that.
Adam Lallana: 8
Ran that much he made me tired. Lovely turns. Lovely hair. Lovely boots. One of those games where he probably won’t get the appreciation he deserves so it’s on me. Should have scored first half.
Roberto Firmino: 7
Great for the goal. Lovely awareness. Passed to a man who was 15 yards offside so I’ve knocked a point off.
Divock Origi: 7
Started well, shame he got injured but the fella who came on for him scored.
Christian Benteke: 7
Scored. Won some headers, ran 50 yards backwards to mark their keeper from a throw in. How he’s not bagged at the end I’m not sure. Probably felt sorry for the linesman.
Lucas Leiva: 7
Won a header, gutted he never scored.
Joe Allen: 10
Great facial hair game.
Main Stand Lino: -40
Main bit of your job is offside. Gave a lad who was 15 yards offside, onside. Big chance it’s the worst decision any official has ever made. Thought it was big of us to keep him out the headlines.
Ground Wi-fi: 0
Died as Vautour jumped the last and I missed the end of the King George.
My old man wanted to drive to Warrington from Anfield via Switch Island and my head fell off. Should have got him a Sat Nav for Christmas. Or a map.
Pics: Propaganda-Photo–David Rawcliffe