Goals from Raheem Sterling and Joe Allen helped Liverpool get their top-four ambitions back on track, as they beat Newcastle 2-0 at Anfield.
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The victory sends Brendan Rodgers’ men above Southampton and up to fifth in the table.
Here’s how the players got on in the victory:
Simon Mignolet 7
Looked solid throughout the game and made a couple of good saves. Mignolet is definitely starting to get his confidence back.
Glen Johnson 6
At times he looked out of his depth as the Reds returned to a back fuor, and it is therefore unlikely that he will have a place in the side once Rodgers has a full squad to pick from.
Dejan Lovren 5
Definitely should have given away a penalty, but somehow the referee decided there wasn’t enough contact to send Ayoze Perez tumbling. Once again, he looked shaky.
Emre Can 7
Filled the void left by Martin Skrtel well, and looks like Liverpool’s best defensive option currently. He also offered some help in attack, setting up the second goal.