HEART-attack central, literally shaking writing this — the Reds, bloody hell, lads: it’s Easter!
Simon Mignolet: 8
Didn’t actually have that much to do but when he did, he came up with the goods and then some to deny Matt Phillips with a superb one versus one stop.
Opted to punch again this week, and did so effectively — one clearance in injury time again having a positive impact on the result.
Enjoying an incredible run of form of late. A poor goalkeeper costs you points, an average one will finish around par for the season — Simon Mignolet has earned Liverpool five in his last two games.
Nathaniel Clyne: 7
Regulation from the full back — think you’d notice him much more if he wasn’t in the side as he’s maybe taken for granted a little.
Joel Matip: 8
One lapse against Salomon Rondon aside, he was a calm, assured presence at the back.
Dejan Lovren: 7
As per, looks immeasurably more settled playing next to Matip.
James Milner: 7
Would love to know if the free kick that lead to the goal was rehearsed. If so, he gets a bonus point.
Always looks strange having a right-footed player on the left-hand side of the defence but opens up space for Coutinho and co further up the pitch. Should score, obviously.
Georginio Wijnaldum: 8
Was screaming at him like a horse coming over the last fence at Aintree to keep the ball. Could have kissed him for getting us 50 yards up the pitch and effectively killing the game off.
Lucas Leiva: 8
Great flick on for the goal. Worked well with Lovren, Can and Matip with the second ball when West Brom started going longer.
Emre Can: 8
Continued his recent rich vein of form. Seems to be finding a rhythm in the midfield and seems more tactically aware.
Took another kicking today as well and came through it. Another disciplined display.
Roberto Firmino: 9
Two headers, one prevents a certain goal, the other wins the game for the Reds.
Front, back and everywhere in between. Shine on, you crazy-toothed diamond.
Divock Origi: 7
Better outing this week from the young striker — toiled wilfully and effectively in the channels and provided a constant outlet. Got a ripped shirt for his troubles.
Philippe Coutinho: 7.5
A touch away from a better score — that little bit sharper and faster and he’s scoring and probably getting an assist. Getting there again.
Daniel Sturridge: 6
The frenetic nature of the game passed him by and he couldn’t get a foothold or a chance to change the game. That said, he might have done if it hadn’t have been for…
Alberto Moreno: omg
Fucking hell, la.