Liverpool vs. Norwich City: Live Ratings for the Reds

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Liverpool vs. Norwich City: Live Ratings for the Reds
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Liverpool will be looking to bounce back from their disappointing defeat to Hull City at the weekend, as they take on Norwich City at Anfield in the Premier League on Wednesday night.

With Luis Suarez in typical form against Norwich, the Reds hold a 3-0 lead courtesy of a record-breaking hat-trick from the Uruguayan.

Liverpool Player Ratings
Player HT FT
Mignolet 7 7
Johnson 7 6
Skrtel 6 5
Agger 6 5
Flanagan 6 6
Allen 6 7
Gerrard 8 8
Henderson 6 6
Coutinho 7 7
Sterling 6 7
Suarez 10 10

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First half quick analysis:

Simon Mignolet: Little to do in general, but made a couple of good saves from a Redmond free kick in particular.

Glen Johnson: More effective on the ball than the weekend. Heavily involved with space to attack down the right.

Martin Skrtel: Little defensive work for Liverpool so far.

Daniel Agger: Won his few challenges, but untroubled.

Jon Flanagan: Is getting forward into the final third well, but needs a better end product.

Joe Allen: Neat in possession most of the time, but a couple of stray passes and free kicks conceded.

Steven Gerrard: Some good delivery into the final third as usual, and he's keeping the tempo of the game up. Important challenges defensively too.

Jordan Henderson: Getting involved, but lacking in end product so far.

Philippe Coutinho: One mazy run and a few well-worked openings showing he's getting back up to speed.

Raheem Sterling: Not hugely involved, needs to do more.

Luis Suarez: Utterly ridiculous.

 

Second half quick analysis:

Mignolet: Dealt well with everything that came his way but will be furious his defence allowed a soft late goal.

Johnson: Played well, but lax in possession at times and neglected to track back late on when the Reds were in all-out-attack mode.

Skrtel and Agger: Too many easy chances against the Reds tonight. Faced with not-great opposition, the centre-backs didn't do enough.

Flanagan: Has done himself no harm with this run in the team. Struggles on his left foot, but solid and dependable.

Allen: Grew into the game and became more adventurous in his passing. Solid game.

Gerrard: Unlucky not to score twice, hit the post with an audacious attempt and certainly enjoyed his free-ranging attacking role.

Henderson: Not his best game, subbed on the hour.

Coutinho: Afforded a lot of space but a lot of his tricks and dribbles didn't come off. Three sublime passes into the penalty area though, bodes well for future games.

Sterling: Far better as the game went on, embarked on a few of his old dribbles across the area and finished off the scoring—good to see him in those positions in the box.

Suarez: Continued being ridiculously good all game. Head and shoulders above everyone on the field.

 

 

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