COLD light of day and that, but fuck that…
Simon Mignolet: 3 (1st half) 7 (second half)
Bread, milk, some 60 per cent cocoa Lindt, some soft por… ‘ang on a sec… shite.
Lashed his shopping list in the bin for penno, which was nice of him.
Overall? Looked like a touch of anxiety was creeping back in.
Nathaniel Clyne: 7
Better second half, took a while but slowly got the better of his opposite number and eventually dominated him.
Dejan Lovren: 6
Alright, but nearly, nearly undone it all for the penalty incident.
Joel Matip: 5
Ropey, passing off, and the Cheech to Lovren’s Chong for the penalty, way off his benchmark.
James Milner: 6
Hugely misses someone on the overlap.
Steady as ever and experience and calm head vital to getting us back in it, but performs much better with movement ahead of him.
Emre Can: 6
Won LOADS of important headers, even went up for a ghost one late on, but struggles in tight situations, better than of late but maybe not good enough.
Jordan Henderson: 8
Captain’s performance. Load of variety and looks to have the mental freedom of someone not with an injury in the back of their mind.
Grew into it loads.
Georginio Wijnaldum: 7
DER DER DER DER DER DER GINI WIJNALDUM!
See what I said the other day about playing to the level of those around him?
Adam Lallana: 7
Good quality but still lacking that pre-injury spark, intelligence to how we played tonight, even if he did give the free-kick that lead to their goal away.
Roberto Firmino: 7
If he scores the two that he should he’s on a 10.
Constant touch and assuredness under pressure a consistent relief for the boys in red, but should at l say leave the pitch with one chalked against him.
Philippe Coutinho: 7
Feeling his way back in, better every week, needs to regain his natural rhythm, seems to simultaneously be trying to find his touch but scaring the life out of opposition, such is his quality.
Sadio Mane: 6
Rusty and jet-lagged, but by god it’s good to see him back in a red shirt.
Divock Origi: N/A