Following our penalty shoot-out win versus Carlisle, we only managed to give two players a rating above six. The keeper and the goalscorer.
The rest were very, very poor – and we think these ratings reflect as much.
GK) Adam Bogdan – 7
Won us the shoot-out, but the penalties aimed at him reeked of tired, nervous League Two footballers. Should have done better for the Carlisle goal.
DRC) Emre Can – 6
Bagged his penalty with aplomb and was constantly involved. Never troubled defensively.
DC) Martin Skrtel – 5
Missed some lunging tackles and was beaten to the ball when trying to nick it from Carlisle attackers.
DLC) Dejan Lovren – 5
Out of position for the Carlisle goal, and stretchered off at the death with what looks a horrible injury. We wish him a speedy recovery.