LIVERPOOL have smashed Ronnie Koeman and his Christmas Tree again, and here are your ratings…
Simon Mignolet: 7
Very little to do bar the goal, excellent clean catch from Ross Barkley’s only moment of the game after a deflection.
Kicking also noticeably better — longer and faster, fair play to him, he’s totally rebuilt this aspect of his game, taking the ball side on instead of punting it.
Nathaniel Clyne: 7
Shiny, shiny Clyney.
Played with patience and maturity and refused to get involved in the thuggery on offer.
Joel Matip: 8
Dejan Lovren: 7
Lovren won 5/6 of his aerial duels in his own half. Looks like he won 4/5 vs Lukaku. pic.twitter.com/h4cRRrYQuD
— Andrew Beasley (@BassTunedToRed) April 1, 2017
James Milner: 7
Shaky 15 in the second period aside, was as steady as ever.
Coolness on the pitch, again, when it threatened to boil over was invaluable.
Offers an unusual and effective outlet coming inside with his right foot, so harder to take possession away as the ball is on the more distant foot.
Lucas Leiva: 9
If this is the big farewell performance, then what a game and performance to go out on.
What a fella.
Emre Can: 8
Targeted from minute one, wasn’t helped by our friend from Greater Manchester in black.
Took a fucking massive kicking and did well to make it through the 90, honestly thought he was going to take a red at one point given the provocation.
Georginio Wijnaldum: 8
The legs of three men.
Filled a massive Jordan Henderson-sized hole today, covered every blade of grass and every gap with imperious discipline.
Sadio Mane: 9
Scared the living daylights out of Everton and nets again, drained the colours out of the faces of their back four every time he picked the ball up.
Picked up a bad one from possibly the only fair tackle of the game from the dogs in blue.
Philippe Coutinho: 10
Fuck the performance off, fuck the goals off, putting Barkley on his arse is the highlight of the season.
Best performance of the season from El Magico by a distance.
Roberto Firmino: 8
Touch, technique, intent and determination.
Harder and more streetwise than he looks.
Needs noting how many times he takes the pressure OFF in tight defensive situations.
Divock Origi: 8
Joel Robles still has no idea what the fuck happened.
Needed a goal. Got a goal. Suddenly remembered he’s a fucking grock.
Trent Alexander-Arnold: 11
Not sure what his instructions were but absolutely sure they weren’t “TRY AND SCORE EVERY TIME YOU GET THE BALL.”
Ragnar Klavan: N/A
Bramley Moore: 0
Fucking shite, lad.