Player ratings: Kolo Toure and Lucas impress again as Liverpool held by Sunderland

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Kolo Toure and Lucas impress again as Liverpool were held by Sunderland, read the player ratings…

Liverpool 0-0 Sunderland – A Brendan Rodgers side that was without captain Steven Gerrard, who was dropped to the bench ahead of Tuesday’s crucial Champions League with Basel, were held to a dull draw by the Black Cats.

Read the full Liverpool player ratings below:

Simon Mignolet

GK) Simon Mignolet – 7

One excellent save to deny Jordi Gomez, pushing his shot around the post in the final ten minutes. His frustrating inconsistencies continued, but it was a good day for the Belgian today.

RB) Glen Johnson – 6

A mixed day for the full-back, who combined some excellent moments with some truly woeful touches. His future at the club continues to look in doubt.

LB) Alberto Moreno – 6

Looked decent on his return to the team, but wasted several opportune moments to cross the ball into the box, and needs to work on that area of his game.

CB) Martin Skrtel – 5

Made his 200th Premier League for Liverpool today, but will be criticised for giving away too many fouls and for inviting unnecessary pressure on more than one occasion.

CB) Kolo Toure – 8

Another excellent defensive performance from a man that was a complete outcast at Anfield six months ago – he now looks Liverpool’s most important defender, ensuring another clean sheet this afternoon.

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