By Dominic Toner
Football Insider rates the Liverpool players after their 2-1 defeat against Wolves in the FA Cup fourth-round clash on Saturday.
Loris Karius 5 – He could have demanded his box and tried to prevent the opening goal. Was left pretty helpless by his poor defence during most of the game.
Connor Randall 4 – The inexperienced youngster was given the chance to impress, but Trent Alexnader-Arnold appear to be streaks ahead of him.
Joe Gomez 5 – He was caught out several times by some smart runs in behind and showed his tactical naivety.
Ragnar Klavan 4 – He was meant to be the senior defender, but was all over the place. The whole backline were poorly organised when Liverpool conceded an opener from a free-kick, Klavan then played Andreas Weimann for Wolves’ second goal on the counter attack.
Alberto Moreno 3 – The defender, 24, had an absolute shocker. Endured a horrible afternoon and struggled to deal with Helder Costa. Was caught out of position on countless occasions and struggled to support the attack as he normally does.
Lucas 5 – The Reds captain was poor in the first-half and wasteful in possession, didn’t show much leadership.
Ovie Ejaria 6 – The 19-year-old looked the most adventurous Liverpool midfielder and tried to unlock the Wolves defence with some strong efforts.
Georginio Wijnaldum 4 – The Dutchman was ineffective and very much a passenger in the side. He offers very little going forward and is too safe in possession. Didn’t even break up Wolves counter attacks which punished Liverpool.
Ben Woodburn 6 – The youngster battled hard and was the only player to come out of the first 45 minutes with some credibility. Could be a first-team regular in the future.
Roberto Firmino 5 – Struggled in the first-half along with all his team-mates, but looked brighter when Philippe Coutinho was introduced.
Divock Origi 6 – The Belgian was once again quiet for the most part, but did manage to score a consolation goal with a simple tap in. He will hope to feature in the crucial Premier League match with Chelsea on Tuesday.
Philippe Coutinho (for Randall 45mins) 6
Daniel Sturrdige (for Firmino 65mins) 6
Emre Can (for Ejaria 74mins) 6
In other Liverpool news, Paul Merson has claimed this first teamer is not world class.