WELL, how do you slag them off when, actually, they’ve not been that bad and the opposition have played well and rode their luck massively?
If you want to blame someone, blame me, because every time I turn up Fraser Forster, who’s absolutely shite, somehow has a worldie.
Well, me and Bobby Madley; if only he’d sticked to robbing wine like his brother, the fat tit.
Simon Mignolet: 6
Nothing to do, and what he had to do he did solidly.
Great punch second half to clear his lines, that apart, could have stayed at home.
Nathaniel Clyne: 6
If he had a touch of end product he’d be the best full-back in the country but under the impression he closes his eyes when he’s crossing it.
Saying that, great interception to win the ball back when we looked to to have lost it in a dangerous situation.
Dejan Lovren: 6
Theresa May with a bit of substance.
Joel Matip: 6
See above, him and Lovren seem to work well as a partnership, didn’t do anything wrong, didn’t have much to do, hard to praise or criticise.
James Milner: 6
Got unlucky with a penalty, hit the target within 2ft of the post.
Emre Can: 6
Theresa May with better hair.
Lucas Leiva: 6
Brutally taken off before he could get another assist, kept the midfield nip and tuck and always offered an option both in front and behind.
Georginio Wijnaldum: 6
Solid and dependable as we’ve come to expect, just lacking a touch of dynamism today in an admittedly very tight Southampton set-up.
Philippe Coutinho: 5
Didn’t quite happen, maybe still a bit short after taking a bang against Watford and another one today early second half.
Roberto Firmino: 7
Worked like an absolute dog to find the gaps, couldn’t, but not for the lack of trying. Showed great discipline not to get drawn into Southampton’s clear intent to unsettle him.
Divock Origi: 5
Just looks a bit lost again, no space at all to attack and never really looks comfortable outside the lines of the box, not for the lack of effort but lacks awareness of what’s around him.
Daniel Sturridge: 7
So close twice to finding a way. A contradiction to how we play normally, but in 20 minutes showed more in the opposition box than anyone else in a red shirt.
Has unequalled intelligence and awareness, but not the body or a set-up suited to him.
Adam Lallana: 5
Came in cold and struggled to get involved, looked jaded which is maybe understandable after 70 minutes against Watford.
Marko Grujic: n/a
That header, la. Christ.