WHAT a difference a few minutes can make, albeit with 15 minutes of half-time in the middle.
Got to be honest, the head nearly fell off.
NO, YOU FUCKING CALM DOWN.
Simon Mignolet: 7
Rocking the new Sensible Soccer green goalie top — may as well have been on the beach, bar a superb intervention to clear from a set-piece.
Nathaniel Clyne: 6
Something, something, something, solid. Something, something, poor output. Something, something, dependable.
Joel Matip: 7
Quietly very good when he needed to be in the first 45, swept up, recycled the ball quickly enough when he could.
Boss blocking the ref’s view for the penno an’ all, what a lad.
Dejan Lovren: 9
Boss non-penno that, mate. Have a nine.
James Milner: 8
Best outing in a while, patience and experience shone through.
Few boss little reverses in the final third in really tight situations.
Emre Can: 7
Couple of tackles on the stretch, looked as smart as ever of late.
Adam Lallana: 7
Bit mmm, bit of aaah, bit of just being slightly off it in the first period.
Got stuck in second half and rightly so.
Could have well been player of the season until January, and never quite made it back to those peaks.
Philippe Coutinho: 7
Authority all over the show, growing into a midfield boss.
Looked bloody lovely, too.
His header that ruined his hair was a sign of his commitment.
Georginio Wijnaldum: 10
DE DE DER DER DER…
KICK IT IN THE GOAL!
Roberto Firmino: 7
Tried so hard to get in and around Daniel Sturridge, looked sharp and hungry.
Such a help to his midfield when needed.
Possibly our biggest snide on the quiet.
Daniel Sturridge: 7
Looked by far the most likely, until he wasn’t.
Looked alive, looked at it, looked like a Liverpool centre forward.
Got into some boss positions, too.
Was ready to rip Wijnaldum’s head off if he hadn’t scored.
Lucas Leiva: 10
If this is goodbye, well in, la.
Divock Origi: N/A
Alberto Moreno: N/A