Liverpool have booked a place in the FA Cup semi-final against Aston Villa at Wembley…
Blackburn Rovers 0-1 Liverpool – Philippe Coutinho produced a lovely one-two with Jordan Henderson before slamming the ball past Simon Eastwood and booking a place at Wembley.
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The Reds endured one or two scary moments but successfully saw out the game to end a mini-run of poor results. We’ll now be looking to put those last couple of defeats behind us and finish the season strongly.
Read the full Liverpool player ratings below:
GK) Simon Mignolet – 8/10
Two more great saves from the Belgian – first to deny Tom Cairney and then to stop Ben Marshall. Held his nerve to deny Rovers goalkeeper Simon Eastwood in stoppage time, as the whole of Liverpool held its breath.
RB) Glen Johnson – 8/10
Used all of his experience to his advantage and stood out tonight. He’s had to deal with a lot of criticism so far this season but he was excellent tonight and may well have booked himself a spot in the team for the next few weeks.
CB) Dejan Lovren – 7/10
Like Johnson he’s struggled at times this season. However, it was a good night for the Croatian, who did well to dominate in the air as Blackburn threw in a number of big crosses for Rudy Gestede and co.
CB) Mamadou Sakho – 5/10 (Toure – 28′)
Limped off mid-way through the first-half with what looked like a hamstring injury, having been very, very shaky up until that point. It’s a big blow for the Reds, who are already without Martin Skrtel and Emre Can through suspension. Let’s hope he’s not out for long!
LB) Alberto Moreno – 7/10
Recovered well from a couple of dark moments against Manchester United and Arsenal, with a quietly effective performance. The Spaniard looked more assured in a more customary left full-back role.