Football - FA Premier League - Liverpool FC v Sunderland AFCIF 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.