Liverpool move fifth after a brilliant win over Manchester City at Anfield…
Liverpool 2-1 Manchester City – Two brilliant goals from Jordan Henderson and Philippe Coutinho ensured Liverpool a well deserved victory over Premier League champions Manchester City at Anfield.
Edin Dzeko scored for the visitors, but the Reds were not to be denied after an excellent team performance. The result moves us above Southampton into fifth place in the Premier League.
Read the full Liverpool player ratings below:
GK) Simon Mignolet – 6/10
The Belgian could do little about Edin Dzeko’s goal, and in all honestly had little else to do. He was as equally astute at coming out to gather loose balls and crosses as he has been in recent weeks – no complaints.
RCB) Emre Can – 8/10
Another very solid performance from the German. Excellent at the back, and dangerous coming forward as Liverpool upped the pressure on their opponents late in the game. The 21-year-old’s potential is virtually limitless.
CB) Martin Skrtel – 7/10
Excellent leadership at the back from the Slovakian, who kept City’s attacking players under wraps throughout the game. Skrtel has continued to improve after a difficult start to the season, and looks back to his imperious best. Recently, he’s been absolutely outstanding defensively.
LCB) Dejan Lovren – 6/10
A couple of shaky moments, particularly in the first-half when he stood staring at Mignolet, waiting for his goalkeeper to rescue the situation, but all in all, a morale boosting performance from the under-fire Croatian.