Player ratings: Steven Gerrard scores brilliant free-kick, but Liverpool can’t beat Basel

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Liverpool player ratings for Champions League draw against Basel…

Liverpool 1-1 Basel – Steven Gerrard scored a superb free-kick, but it wasn’t enough for the ten-man Reds to make the Champions League knockout stage, as Fabian Frei’s strike put the Swiss side through.

Brendan Rodgers’ team fell behind mid-way through the first-half, and although Gerrard brought us level, we were unable to force the winner we required, while Lazar Markovic’s red card only dampened our miserable evening.

Read the full Liverpool ratings below:

Simon Mignolet

GK) Simon Mignolet – 6

Made a fantastic one-handed save late on, but his kicking was near atrocious at times, and he needs to work on his distribution.

RB) Glen Johnson – 5

Another difficult night for the Liverpool full-back, who got forward as best as he could, but was caught out too easily once again.

LB) Jose Enrique – 4

Looked shaky, having been caught in possession on more than one occasion. Was withdrawn at half-time.

CB) Martin Skrtel – 6

Became a make-shift centre forward in the final moments, and threw everything he could into the game to no avail.

CB) Dejan Lovren – 5

A difficult night for the Croatian, who hasn’t started a game in several weeks. Failed to close Frei down ahead of the goal.

CM) Lucas Leiva – 5

Did his normal job sitting in front of the back four, but offered little going forward. Booked for a horribly timed challenge, and replaced with 15 minutes remaining.

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