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|
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.
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.