SAS show once again why they’re the most feared strike partnership in the country…
- 22 Mignolet – 6
Very easy afternoon for the Belgian stopper. Couldn’t do much about Morrison’s penalty in the second half..
- 02 Johnson (Kelly – 62′ ) – 7 & 5
Liverpool are a much better side when Johnson is fit and playing well. The wing-back was a creative force up the right flank, but his replacement Kelly looked nervy when he came on for the last 30 minutes.
- 20 Cissokho – 5
The Frenchman looked clumsy on the ball for most of the afternoon, and gave a needless penalty away in the second half.
- 17 Sakho – 6
Sakho passed the ball well for the Reds, and was rarely caught out of position like he has sometimes been guilty of in his fledgling Liverpool career.
- 37 Skrtel – 7
Domineering performance from the Slovak. Skrtel didn’t miss a tackle all afternoon.
- 04 Kolo Touré – 6
Was defensively solid, but also carried the ball out of defence and linked up with the midfield well.
- 21 Lucas – 8
The Brazilian won Liverpool possession on countless occasions, and provided a brilliant platform from which the attackers could create chances.
- 08 Gerrard (Allen – 86′ ) – 8 & n/a
A brilliant performance from the skipper. His array of passing was there for all to see, and his delivery for Suarez’s third goal was outstanding.
- 14 Henderson – 6
Worked as hard as anyone else on the field, but gave the ball away too many times when Liverpool needed to retain possession.
- 07 Suárez (Luis Alberto – 89′ ) – 10
Pretty much the perfect striker’s performance. Suarez bagged a hat-trick, including two impressive headers and a wonderful solo effort. What’s scary is that he could have had another two or three. One of the world’s best.
- 15 Sturridge – 7
Outshone by his strike partner, but scored a beautiful chipped golazo late on to seal the three points for Brendan Rodgers’ side.