DEARIE me, Liverpool.

In such control and then they threw it away. I tweeted at half time that the next goal would be crucial, thinking if they got one they might get their tails up.

But in truth they barely threatened. We just gifted them a point. Even at 2-2 there was plenty of time to win it, but by that point we found it difficult to get going again.

A win would have been nice to go to Spain with. Instead we go with a bit more uncertainty than looked possible this morning, in a happier time before diet pills and Mignolet spills.

Simon Mignolet 5

Frustrating for the first as he clearly didn’t fancy it at any point. Nothing he can do with the second though, and fairly quiet besides.

Connor Randall 5

You’d fancy him in a battle, but couldn’t show enough of the required quality going forward.

Alberto Moreno 7

Great first half, especially for the second goal. Has the entire left side to himself and was happy to gallop into it. Faded a bit second.

Kolo Toure 6

You’re always reluctant to score centre halves too high when you concede twice, but in truth he looked fine. Especially in the circumstances.

Dejan Lovren 6

Won everything in the air when the ‘keeper wasn’t on top of him.

Kevin Stewart 6

Shame he lost his 100% league record. Getting more confident with his clipped passing both feet. A bit too confident with a wild shot though.

Joe Allen 7

Seems at one with the footy. Real surprise to see his number come up.

Adam Lallana 7

Great goal, always lovely to see a player pass it into the top corner. Nice to see a player nick it off their toes so much too.

James Milner 7

Gets himself into some great positions on the football pitch. Was the main forward player trying to give width.

Roberto Firmino 6

Was confusing them with his movement first half especially. But frustrates me by not trying to instigate more when we need it.

Daniel Sturridge 7

Keeps scoring like Gerd Muller. I still think he is around the pitch too much though. Especially if he doesn’t really want to pass it. Should have had a penalty, mind.


Lucas Leiva 5

Not sure him and Stewart was necessary. Won some balls well, but a bit sloppy too.

Philippe Coutinho 5

Couldn’t really get in the game.

Sheyi Ojo 6

Terrific run and cut back for Phil. Scared them to death.