MC) Joe Allen – 6.5/10
Sat deep in midfield and found clever pockets of space, before distributing it simply. Better than he’s been so far this term, although that isn’t saying too much.
MC) Cameron Brannagan – 6/10 (Lucas 65′)
Tidy and not overawed by the occasion, but didn’t stamp any authority on it either.
AMC) Roberto Firmino – 8/10 (Lallana – 87′)
Roberto Firmino has arrived, Ladies and Gents! Looked effortlessly classy in the no.10 role, linking up with Jordon Ibe especially. He had some decent long strikes and played a nice through-ball for the goal. A nutmeg following by a curling shot to the far post was the highlight. Let’s hope the goals and assists come soon.