What do you think of our ratings, Reds?
GK) Simon Mignolet – 4/10
Probably a kind rating. Shouldn’t be beaten at the near post for Arsenal’s opener, and fluffed at Giroud’s narrow strike from the corner as well. About to sign a five-year contract, which really worries us in truth.
DR) Nathaniel Clyne – 6/10
A tough night for Clyne, who had to work very hard in defence, so wasn’t able to offer much offensively.
DL) Alberto Moreno – 6.5/10
Slammed a second-half shot over the bar when he should have scored, but largely dealt with Campbell and the overlapping Bellerin well.
DC) Kolo Toure – 5/10
Toiled but ultimately contributed to a nervy, languid defence. He’s been a real servant to Liverpool, but he’ll be out of the side when one of Lovren or Skrtel return – or maybe even Caulker.
DC) Mamadou Sakho – 6/10
Hasn’t looked the same player since his 2014 injury, and was out of position for Arsenal’s first. Clumsy on the ball throughout and it could have cost us.
DMC) Emre Can – 7/10 (Allen – 82′)
Started superbly, intercepting and using his power to boss Arsenal’s midfielders. His fizzed shot led to our opener as Cech deflected it into Firmino’s path, and he had a few other attempts from range as well. As the game grew on though Can’s level dropped, and he gave the ball away in some silly areas.
MC) Jordan Henderson – 7/10
As he always does, injected work-rate and energy into a midfield – but while Henderson is a piano carrier – we need some more piano players. The captain made countless interceptions, which has earned him a 7/10.
AMR) Jordon Ibe – 6/10
Got the ball time and time again on the right wing, but Monreal had his number – tackling him nearly every time. Ibe badly needed to just whip the ball into the box earlier – especially when Benteke came on.
AMC) Adam Lallana (Caulker – 87′) – 6/10
Buzzed around the final third and had a few chances late on to score, but Lallana wasn’t clinical, as he rarely is. Plays better in a fluid front-three though with a false-9, as he was allowed to tonight.
AML) James Milner (Benteke – 60′) – 6/10
Playing very much on the left, Milner got on the ball often but lacked killer delivery. Lost a 50/50 in the second which led to Arsenal’s third.
FC) Roberto Firmino – 9/10
Boom! A tidy left-footed finish and a wonder-goal from the Brazilian – who was a creative menace in the Arsenal defence throughout. His best game in a Liverpool shirt. Now, he must push on, which he failed to do after his brilliant match v City.
Benteke – 5/10 – Won a header which led to our equaliser but he was so frustrating elsewhere. He’s a centre-forward with poor movement but hovers outside the box.
Caulker – 7/10 – Came on to help us get the leveller and we did! A great omen.
Allen – 7/10 – Came on, added coolness to the midfield, scored the equaliser. Deserves a start next.