ANOTHER Sad Sunday. Only one win in six after Europa League football. But where we tired? Or clueless? Or can we just not defend set pieces?
Make your own mind up. I’m just here to give scores.
Simon Mignolet 3
Looks awful for the first. Little positive after that. Punched instead of catching. Although has been clearly told to release quicker.
Nathaniel Clyne 5
Could have offered more going forward. Feels like he could have done with a week off.
Alberto Moreno 5
Quiet game all in. We might end up thinking about Brad Smith’s left-foot wand in home games soon. Sure Benteke is.
Martin Skrtel 5
Might want to look at the fact we are always conceding from set pieces and he’s always there.
Dejan Lovren 5
Got himself injured. Played. Fancy Watford, Mamadou?
Emre Can 7
Played well. Loved him at centre back. Maybe he can play there at Watford.
Jordan Henderson 7
Great goal. Should have set us on the way to a famous (ish) win. But his keeper had other ideas.
James Milner 5
Nothing of note. Making a mockery of my “always contributes something” shout. As if on purpose. Why would you do that, James?
Adam Lallana 5
Nice knockdown for the goal, but just has to score at 2-1. Has loads of the goal to kick it in.
Philippe Coutinho 6
Feeling his way back.
Christian Benteke 5
Couple of half chances he could have made more of. Aside from that he seemed like a pigeon at a crow convention.
Jordon Ibe 5: Dribbled fairly well.
Divock Origi 6: He gets the ball, he scores a goal. Lively, too. Becoming a good option.
Roberto Firmino 5: Looks like it’s all too much hassle.