Liverpool player ratings v Everton: Weak link 3/10
COMMENT By Harvey Byrne
Football Insider rates the Liverpool players for their performances in their 3-1 win against Everton at Anfield on Saturday.
Simon Mignolet 6 – Had a failry quiet afternoon between the sticks. Wasn’t helped by his defence for the Everton goal.
Nathaniel Clyne 6 – Made some good forward runs and helped keep Leighton Baines quiet down his left.
Dejan Lovren 4 – Completely static for the Everton goal. Allowed Matthew Pennington a free shot at goal from the centre of the box.
Joel Matip 6 – Looked calm on the ball, while having little to do defensively.
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James Milner 5 – Looked out of place in the left-back position. Often too eager to cut back on his right, providing no attacking outlet out wide.
Emre Can 6 – Played well in the midfield without pulling up any trees. A solid job.
Lucas Leiva 3 – Looked questionable at times in the midfield. The experienced man often struggled to keep up with a young Everton team and looked the weak link.
Georginio Wijnaldum 6 – Solid once more in the centre of the park. Helped break down attacks and start them up for Liverpool. Didn’t put a foot wrong.
Sadio Mane 8 – Went on a brilliant run before scoring an excellent effort to open the scoring for his side.
Roberto Firmino 7 – Played a nice one-two with Mane for the goal and was a constant threat to the Everton back line.
Philippe Coutinho 10 – Had his best game in a Reds shirt for a while. Moved the ball around quickly and his off the ball movement played a strong part in the opening goal before bagging the second himself and assisting the third.
Divock Origi (For Mane 57 minutes) – 8
Trent Alexander-Arnold (For Coutinho 74 minutes) – 6
Ragnar Klavan (For Firmino 90 minutes) – 6
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