Player ratings from dramatic Capital One Cup final
Published 28/02/2016 | 20:12
The contributions of the respective goalkeepers may provide the most abiding memories of the 2016 Capital One Cup final, but they weren't alone in conjuring a compelling spectacle.
SIMON MIGNOLET: Great early stop from Aguero but allowed Fernandinho's opener to squirm under him - recovered with some good late saves. 7 (Out of 10).
NATHANIEL CLYNE: Kept going for the full 120 minutes without really posing a threat in the City half. Booked. 6.
MAMADOU SAKHO: Never really in the game before an early clash of heads with Can saw him forced off. 5.
LUCAS LEIVA: Managed the threat of Aguero well for a player only recently converted into a centre-back. 7.
ALBERTO MORENO: Lucky not to concede a second-half penalty and not too much of an attacking threat. Booked. 6.
EMRE CAN: Showed great composure to dink home the opening penalty after an average afternoon. Booked. 6.
JORDAN HENDERSON: The Liverpool captain struggled to take the game by the scruff of the neck. 6
JAMES MILNER: Missed a good chance to level against his former club and ended the game as a make-shift left-back. 6.
ROBERTO FIRMINO: Was as subdued here as he was electric in the 4-1 win at the Etihad Stadium back in November. 5.
PHILIPPE COUTINHO: Quiet for so much of the game but came up with the goods when his side needed it most. Booked. 6.
DANIEL STURRIDGE: Never had a sniff of goal on a frustrating afternoon for the ex-Manchester City striker, though his cross led to equaliser. 6.
KOLO TOURE (FOR SAKHO, 25): Cheered on by both sets of supporters as he replaced Sakho and was solid. 6.
ADAM LALLANA (FOR MORENO, 71): Should have a tucked away a chance but his rebound off the post was turned home by Coutinho. Booked. 6.
DIVOCK ORIGI (FOR FIRMINO, 80): Had a great chance to win it in extra time. 6.
WILLY CABALLERO: Untested for large periods of the game and helpless on Coutinho's goal but saved well from Origi in injury time and was the star of the penalty shootout. 8
BACARY SAGNA: Preferred to Zabaleta at right-back and had a solid game before coming off ahead of extra-time. 6.
VINCENT KOMPANY: Third game back after his long injury hiatus and the City skipper always steadies the ship. Booked. 7.
NICOLAS OTAMENDI: Growing partnership with Kompany continues and looks so much more assured. Booked. 7.
GAEL CLICHY: Got forward when he could but Liverpool leveller came from his side of the pitch. 6.
FERNANDO: Did his job as destroyer well but sacrificed for the more attacking Navas at the end of 90 minutes. Booked. 6.
YAYA TOURE: Not deployed in his favoured position to accommodate Silva through the middle. Quiet afternoon. Booked. 6.
FERNANDINHO: Pushed on early in the second half and was rewarded with the opening goal but missed opening penalty. Booked. 6.
DAVID SILVA: Grew into an influential force and came close with a free-kick but could not unlock Liverpool defence. 7.
RAHEEM STERLING: Jeered throughout by the Liverpool contingent and could not silence them on the pitch as he missed an easy chance on the hour-mark. 5.
SERGIO AGUERO: Saw one-on-one chance saved but laid on goal for Fernandinho. 7.
JESUS NAVAS (for Fernando, 90): Could not utilise the pace in his fresh legs to create a winning chance during extra-time. 6.
PABLO ZABALETA (for Sagna, 90): Replaced Sagna and slipped in seamlessly to the defence. 6.