The young winger caused the League 2 side problems all afternoon…
Liverpool player ratings
- 01 Brad Jones – 6
The Australian was a spectator for most of the match, and kept a clean sheet as expected. He should keep his place in goal for the fourth round.
- 34 Martin Kelly – 7
The capped Englishman did well on his first start of the season. Defensively, he didn’t have too much to do, but he was prepared to get forward and overlap his attackers despite a distinct lack of playing time over the past year and a half.
- 20 Aly Cissokho – 6
Solid, physically assured, but a little clumsy in possession. Cissokho is unlikely to stay an Anfield beyond this season though, when his loan deal expires at the end of the season.
- 04 Kolo Touré – 6
The Ivorian was solid with the ball at his feet, and will likely start the Premier League match away to Stoke at the weekend because Agger left the field injured.
- 05 Daniel Agger – 7
Unfortunately the Danish defender was stretchered off injured, and it looks like he could be out for quite a while. With Mamadou Sakho also out injured, Kolo Toure could get an extended run in the first team.
- 08 Steven Gerrard (Suárez – 76′ ) – 7
Gerrard bossed the game in the first-half from deep, but was actually more effective when given more reign to get forward in the second. His fitness didn’t look like too much of a problem either.
- 14 Jordan Henderson – 6
Henderson worked hard (as always) and made one or two nice passes in the first-half. He arguably lacks the guile to break down teams who put a lot of men behind the ball, and this showed as the match wore on.
- 31 Raheem Sterling – 8
Liverpool’s best player. Assisted the first goal, and constantly caused Oldham problems with his mazy runs down the flank. His shot deflected off an Oldham defender for the second goal that killed off the visitors, too.
- 12 Victor Moses (Coutinho – 45′ ) – 4
Really poor half, and Brendan Rodgers rightly withdrew him at the break to bring on his favoured playmaker Coutinho.
- 06 Luis Alberto (Lucas – 45′ ) – 7
Alberto actually looked very sharp in the first-half, but as withdrawn for the more experienced Lucas at half-time, who to be fair – did change the game.
- 09 Iago Aspas – 8
The Spanish striker scored his first goal for the club with a tidy volley on hi weaker foot from a Sterling cross. He also worked hard, and this game will no doubt do his confidence a world of good.