IF you leave on 77 minutes it’s hard to do this. If you leave on 77 in THAT game it’s even harder. We were 2-0 up and playing well and then, by all accounts, all that went out the window.
It shows a mental weakness in the team and a defensive fragility we have seen too often, empty grounds or not. Rarely have I been so proud of a Liverpool crowd. Rarely have I been so despondent with a Liverpool side. A funny time to be a Red.
Simon Mignolet: 4
I gather he was suspect post 77. His distribution was terrible pre 77.
Nathaniel Clyne: 6
Just a very 6 out of 10 Clyne performance.
Alberto Moreno: 7
Feel for him because we get on his back for end product, then he puts a gorgeous ball in first half that everyone misses. Was a good outlet.
Dejan Lovren: n/a
Stretched for one and got injured.
Mamadou Sakho: 5
Yeah we’re into ‘haven’t seen as much as you’ territory again. But fair to say he isn’t doing the business at the moment.
Joe Allen: 7
Real shame he had to go off. Was breaking forward really well. We missed playing him in a few times.
Emre Can: 5
He’s funny, Emre. Seemed to want to prove he can be a sensible player by doing largely nothing.
Jordan Henderson: 6
Better from Jordan. Looked happier within himself.
James Milner: 7
Did a great job out left for the team. Terrific ball for the first. Like *really* good.
Adam Lallana: 6
Quiet overall, but gets what should be the goal that seals it.
Roberto Firmino: 8
Everything he wasn’t on Tuesday. Lovely centre forward play for the first, and aggressive pressing for the second. He’s probably fuming.
Kolo Toure: 6
Not easy coming on at centre half. Got up to speed very quickly.
Jordon Ibe: 7
It’s mad how easy he finds the stuff that almost every other footballer finds impossible. Strolled past defenders today.
Lucas Leiva: You tell me.
I gather he came on.