The marauding Alberto Moreno awarded only a five!
The Mirror last night rated Liverpool’s players following the 3-2 Anfield win over Spurs, and for us, it’s pretty clear that the writer didn’t watch much of the game…
Here’s how they rated the Reds, and below the markings, is why many of the ratings are so preposterous!
Mignolet 7 – Beaten by Kane, but saved well from Bentaleb.
Can 6 – Was drawn out of position for Tottenham’s opener.
Skrtel 6 – Booked. Battled Kane and caught out for his goal.
Sakho 5 – Booked. Fell over to let Kane in for his goal.
Ibe 8 – Was always positive and caused Spurs problems.
Gerrard 8 – Booked. Dominant display and took his penalty well.
Henderson 6 – Started quietly before he grew into the game.
Moreno 5 – Did not create enough on the left flank.
Markovic 7 – Opened the scoring with his third Reds goal.
Coutinho 5 – Subdued compared to his dazzling recent displays.
Sturridge 9 – MOTM. Hit the post with a backheel and won a penalty.
Lovren 6 – Little to do after replacing Gerrard
Balotelli 7 – Unlikely hero with close-range winner
Lallana 6 – Supplied the cross for Balotelli to snatch victory
Ok… Here we go.
Emre Can was the best player on the football pitch. He was superb, and was awarded the Man of the Match as a result, so deserves more than a six…
Mamadou Sakho’s booking was actually an excellent professional foul – and he was by no means a liability at the back, and was far better than a five.
Steven Gerrard was hauled off early in the second half because he couldn’t cope with the pace of the game, yet the Mirror awarded him an eight…?
Alberto Moreno, a five….? Please! The Spaniard worked tirelessly up the left flank, and his consistent lung-busting runs created us width and enabled us a high tempo.
Daniel Sturridge, a nine?! A striker should NEVER get a nine if they don’t score a goal – surely! The Englishman missed two one-on-ones, and while his movement and his winning of the penalty was great – he didn’t play near his best level.
If you want some slightly more educated player ratings – you can check out our ones from last night!