Liverpool 2-1 Queens Park Rangers – The Reds grabbed only a second win in six Premier League games to move three points clear of Tottenham Hotspur in fifth place.
Philippe Coutinho scored the opener as we dominated the opening exchanges but Leroy Fer bundled in a surprise equaliser mid-way through the second-half. Steven Gerrard then missed a penalty, only to redeem himself ten minutes later by heading home the winner from close range.
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GK) Simon Mignolet – 6/10
Could do little about the goal. Made one good save from Fer earlier in the game but otherwise had little else to do. He’s becoming more and more reliable between the posts with every game that passes, much to our delight.
RB) Emre Can – 7/10
Looked solid at the back, winning seven out of eight tackles and keeping Rangers’ wide-men quiet. Surely the German needs to be playing in midfield next season, once Gerrard departs for his swansong in the States?
CB) Martin Skrtel – 6/10
A mixed bag for the Slovakian, who was caught out for Rangers’ goal, losing track of Fer and allowing him all the time in the world to slot home. Responded by winning us a penalty, only to see Gerrard’s effort saved.
CB) Dejan Lovren – 6/10
Not that Skrtel was totally to blame for the goal, both centre-halves were left looking at each other in bewilderment. Other than that, it was another solid outing from the Croatian, who continues to improve.
LB) Glen Johnson – 5/10 (Markovic – 85′)
Another unfortunately uninspired performance from the full-back, whose time at Anfield looks to be up. Gerrard will get the headlines and rightly so, but could this be the last time we see Johnson playing at Anfield?