Liverpool vs. West Ham United: Live Ratings for the Reds

Karl Matchett@@karlmatchettFeatured ColumnistDecember 7, 2013

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 4:   Luis Suarez of Liverpool celebrates his third goal with Steven Gerrard during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Norwich City at Anfield on December 4, 2013 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
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Liverpool beat West Ham 4-1 at Anfield to keep their good home form going in the Premier League.

Four own goals and a Luis Suarez header made it a game to remember.

Liverpool Player Ratings


First half quick analysis

Mignolet: Made one fantastic stop at 0-0 and has been excellent at launching counter attacks.

Johnson: Sloppy on the ball, like too many others, and not enough decisiveness in the final third.

Flanagan: Working hard and offering a wide option, but doesn't have the technique to always beat his man.

Skrtel: Solid so far, other than letting Maiga in behind him once.

Sakho: Beaten once in the air for Maiga's header, but other than that has been very solid.

Allen: Winning the ball back, recycling possession regularly and keeping the tempo going. Good game.

Gerrard: Too sloppy in possession and not having enough of an impact in breaking the Hammers down.

Coutinho: Dropping deep to get the ball and looks the Reds' best bet to cut West Ham open.

Henderson: Some good runs off the ball but no real end product yet.

Sterling: Making some excellent runs behind the defence, but missed one great chance to score and needs better concentration at the moment of shooting or passing.

Suarez: Busy as ever and always looking to link quickly around the edge of the box. Shooting has been a little off-form so far.


Second half quick analysis

Mignolet: Nothing he could do about the goal. Played well all game.

Johnson: A poor all-round game which was saved in part by an excellent cross for the all-important third goal.

Flanagan: Defensively sound, lacking in attack.

Skrtel: A little unlucky with the own goal but Liverpool contribute to their own problems at the back.

Sakho: A revelation on his return to the side. Has to stay in the XI.

Allen: Best game in probably close to a year. No coincidence it comes when he reverts to his holding role.

Gerrard: Played well in parts but lax in possession. Injury will be a concern ahead of Christmas fixtures.

Henderson: Improved after the break and was heavily involved in a lot of the buildup play.

Coutinho: Excellent game all-round, constantly pressed and probed.

Sterling: Showed flashes of his ability but needs to be more decisive in the box.

Suarez: Won the game again late on. Showed great quality throughout the 90.


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