Liverpool player ratings for the 1-0 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge…
Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool – We fell agonisingly short of a trip to Wembley as Branislav Ivanovic’s goal four minutes into a half an hour period of extra time was enough to send the home side through to the Capital One Cup final.
Alberto Moreno and Raheem Sterling both had chances for the Reds inside 90 minutes, but we were unable to find a way past the impressive Thibaut Courtois in the Chelsea goal.
Read the full Liverpool player ratings below:
GK) Simon Mignolet – 8
Kept Liverpool in the game with a superb reaction save to deny Diego Costa after the ball flicked off Martin Skrtel – excellent stuff from the Belgian.
RCB) Emre Can – 6
Looked a little shaky at the start of the evening, but recovered well from Costa’s horrific stamp to put in a better performance that he did against the Blues last week.
LCB) Mamadou Sakho – 5
Made one terrible mistake that almost led to Chelsea goal and did lead to him picking up an injury. An out of character bad night for the Frenchman.
CB) Martin Skrtel – 6
Left some gaps as he became overly focused on Diego Costa in the latter stages. Nonetheless, a decent performance for the tireless and determined Slovakian.