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Liverpool vs. Hull City: Live Player Ratings for the Reds

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 29:  (L-R) Martin Skrtel of Liverpool celebrates with teammates Luis Suarez,  Philippe Coutinho and Joe Allen after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on December 29, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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Karl MatchettFeatured ColumnistJanuary 1, 2014

Liverpool picked up a 2-0 home win over Hull City to move back into the top four of the Premier League and put an end to their recent back-to-back defeats, with Daniel Agger and Luis Suarez scoring the goals for the Reds.

It was largely a comfortable victory after the opening goal went in, with the return from injury of Steven Gerrard and a clean sheet for the defence other notable bonuses for Brendan Rodgers' men.

Liverpool Player Ratings
PlayerHTFT
Mignolet77
Johnson55
Skrtel78
Agger78
Cissokho67
Lucas67
Henderson78
Aspas55
Coutinho66
Sterling67
Suarez77
Touren/a6
Gerrardn/a6
Mosesn/a6
b/r

 

First half

Mignolet: Not too much to do but distributing the ball well.

Johnson: Continues his woeful run of form so far. Absolutely no end product or decisiveness.

Skrtel: Keeping a tight defensive unit in shape.

Agger: Battling hard against Sagbo, has pushed forward a few times in open play and scored the game's goal.

Cissokho: Supporting well at both ends without being spectacular.

Lucas: Passing well and supporting play.

Henderson: Getting forward to good effect but should have scored.

Aspas: Not in the game, not looking comfortable and needing a big 45 minutes.

Coutinho: Improving as the game has gone on and also should have scored.

Sterling: Had one great chance but not looking as productive on the left as he has recently down the right.

Suarez: Getting targeted in a big way by the Hull defence. Needs to keep his cool.

 

Second half

Mignolet: Largely untested all game but continues to impress with his passing.

Johnson: Subbed early in the half.

Skrtel: Showed good strength and composure in the challenge. Made a number of blocks too.

Agger: Firm and solid back in the centre of defence. A good partnership today.

Cissokho: One of most solid Liverpool performances so far, he defended well and supported going forward, even if the final decision was flawed at times.

Lucas: A number of fouls aside, he was much better at shielding the defence today.

Henderson: Got through a lot of pressing again and contributes a lot to the attack when enabled to go forward after the switch to 4-3-3.

Aspas: Subbed after a below-par performance.

Coutinho: Still trying too much and well off-target with most shots. One dazzling run at the end showed his capabilities but decision-making must improve.

Sterling: Carried a big threat with his pace though was not as direct as previous games.

Suarez: Terrific free kick and good link-up play.

Toure: Solid defensively and got forward when it was safe to do so.

Gerrard: A relatively easy welcome back to the team, got forward quickly.

Moses: Little time to make an impact.

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