Liverpool vs. Everton: Live Player Ratings for Both Merseyside Teams

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Liverpool vs. Everton: Live Player Ratings for Both Merseyside Teams
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Anfield, Liverpool—

Liverpool thumped Everton 4-0 in the Premier League at Anfield on Tuesday night.

At half-time, Liverpool led 3-0 after goals from Steven Gerrard and a brace from Daniel Sturridge.

Luis Suarez made it four just after the break, before Sturridge missed a penalty at the Kop end as he looked for his hat-trick.

Liverpool Player Ratings
Player HT FT
Mignolet 7 7
Flanagan 7 7
Skrtel 7 8
Toure 7 7
Cissokho 5 6
Henderson 8 7
Gerrard 9 9
Sterling 7 7
Coutinho 8 8
Suarez 7 8
Sturridge 9 8

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Everton Player Ratings
Player HT FT
Howard 7 7
Stones 5 5
Jagielka 5 5
Alcaraz 7 6
Baines 6 6
Barry 5 5
McCarthy 5 6
Mirallas 6 6
Barkley 6 7
Pienaar 7 n/a
Lukaku 6 n/a

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First half analysis

LIVERPOOL—

Mignolet: Made one terrific save as Everton came into the game around the half-hour mark.

Flanagan: Strong in the challenge straight away. Has slotted right back into the team well.

Skrtel: Strong when he's needed to be, not challenged too much yet.

Toure: Tidied up nicely at ties, good interceptions twice.

Cissokho: The obvious weak link in the team so far, slack in possession.

Gerrard: There is a man possessed on the field of play tonight.

Coutinho: Very much from a central midfield role, has been pivotal in the Reds' success on the ball. Excellent.

Henderson: Limitless running, ball-winning and neat lay-offs, completing Liverpool's midfield.

Sterling: Keeping width well and troubling Everton with pace when infield.

Suarez: Excellent in deeper areas and linking the attack well, lots of movement.

Sturridge: Two cooler finishes you will not see. Fantastic both from the left and centrally.

 

EVERTON—

Howard: Could do nothing about the goals, one good save earlier though from Henderson.

Stones: Doesn't know who he's marking on account of Sturridge and Suarez's movement.

Jagielka: Has been beaten for pace several times. Oddly lax marking.

Alcaraz: Everton are missing Distin's organisational work, though Alcaraz has made a few timely interventions.

Baines: Not in the game as an attacking force yet.

Barry: Trying to dictate play but defensively Liverpool breezing past him.

McCarthy: Utterly overrun by Henderson and Gerrard in particular.

Barkley: Hasn't gotten into the game yet.

Mirallas: Managed to get past Cissokho twice but no telling delivery yet.

Pienaar: Coming infield to try and affect play but it's not happening for him.

Lukaku: Subbed with injury early on. No impact before that.

 

Second half analysis

LIVERPOOL—

Mignolet: Great save early on to deny Barkley, calm on his kicking.

Flanagan: Looked a seasoned veteran. Excellent. Huge ovation when subbed.

Skrtel: This was the Slovakian at his aggressive, marauding best, stapled head and all.

Toure: Solid, dependable, alert. Exactly what was needed.

Cissokho: Improved defensively and with his touch after half-time but still looked nervous and reactionary at times.

Gerrard: More controlled in his positioning and play after the break. Played the "defensive" midfield role very well.

Henderson: Not quite as involved as the first half but certainly complimented his two midfield team-mates superbly.

Coutinho: Revelled, absolutely revelled, in this freer, deeper role. Majestic on the ball but hard working.

Sterling: Not his best night for end product but was a huge problem for Everton all night. Excellent tracking back, too.

Sturridge: Missed a sloppily taken penalty and should have scored or squared another chance and subbed. Shouldn't overshadow his great performance though.

Suarez: His goal showed his best traits: hard work, strength, skill and finishing ability.

 

EVERTON—

Howard: Could have been out earlier for Suarez's goal perhaps.

Stones: Tough game for him tonight. Got forward well but defensively exposed.

Jagielka: Brought ball out of defensive at times but never close to the forwards.

Alcaraz: Looked solid enough in a way, in terms of pace was always going to lose but his positional play was largely good.

Baines: Not his best game at either end in truth.

Barry: Never got close to his opponents all game. Arguably more fouls than incisive passes.

McCarthy: Too often a half-second too slow with his touch and unsure with his decision making.

Barkley: Couldn't dominate the game the way he'd have liked to, but was still a prime threat for his team.

Mirallas: Kept very quiet other than one or two moments where he sprinted into space.

Osman: Couldn't get involved after coming on at the break.

Naismith: Anonymous all game long, not the striker Everton needed to lead the line.

 

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