Liverpool news: Player ratings from the Everton clash

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19th Dec, 2016 | 9:58pm

Liverpool player ratings v Everton: Defender is 4/10

By Dominic Toner

Football Insider rates the Liverpool players after their 1-0 victory against Everton in the Premier League.

Simon Mignolet 6 – The goalkeeper enjoyed a fairly quiet game despite spells of Everton pressure.

Nathaniel Clyne 6 – He was tested during a busy first-half and tried to support the attack more after the break.

Dejan Lovren 7 – The centre-back looked the most composed in defence and put in some strong challenges, but was living dangerously on a yellow card.

Ragnar Klavan 4 – He found it difficult to deal with Everton forward Romelu Lukkau and was spared a dreadful afternoon by the opposition dropping off in the second-half.

James Milner 6 – The left-back was busy dealing with Enner Valencia and Seamus Coleman, but managed to overcome his defensive battles eventually.

Adam Lallana 6 – He was unable to unlock the opposition’s defence like he has in recent weeks.

Georginio Wijnaldum 5 – The midfielder failed to offer much attacking threat to the Reds as they dominated possession.

Jordan Henderson 6 – The Liverpool captain was comfortable in possession and delivered a steady performance in front of the defence.

Sadio Mane 8 – The pacy attacker showed some glimpses of his qualities, but was frustrated by the Everton defence for the most. He persevered and grabbed a late winning goal with a simple tap in.

Divock Origi 5 – His recent goal scoring run came to an end after creating very few goal scoring opportunities.

Roberto Firmino 6 – The attacker was sloppy in possession during the match and was denied on several occasions with a save from Joel Robles, plus a goal line clearance from Seamus Coleman.

Daniel Sturridge (for Divock Origi 82mins) 7

Emre Can (for Adam Lallana 82mins) 6

In other Liverpool news, Klopp has named this defender among the top five footballers he has ever worked with.