Tuesday 24 October 2017

Here is how the Liverpool players rated in tonight's Europa League defeat

Liverpool's coach Jurgen Klopp consoles his players after Europa Cup defeat
Liverpool's coach Jurgen Klopp consoles his players after Europa Cup defeat

Alberto Moreno might want to look away now.

Simon Mignolet: Could hardly be faulted for any of the Sevilla goals, and but for his brilliant reaction save from Gameiro in the second half, it could have been worse. 7

Nathaniel Clyne: Exploited space to make plenty of lightning runs down the right in the first half but his influence waned and his poor clearance led directly to Sevilla's second. 6

Dejan Lovren: Struggled against the pace of the Sevilla forward line as the game went on. Exposed by Ever Banega in the build-up to Coke's goal which put the La Liga side ahead. 5

Kolo Toure: An excellent display at the back from the veteran, snubbing out any attacking threat from Sevilla in the first half, and continuing to keep his head as the game's momentum changed. 8

Alberto Moreno: His fast forays forward disguised a negligent defensive performance, exposed seconds into the second half when his poor clearance then a dismal attempt at a tackle gave Sevilla their equaliser. 3

James Milner: Played an integral part in Liverpool's deep pressing performance in the first half, but made little impact after the break as the tide of the game changed. 6

Emre Can: Busy as tireless as ever, Can tried his best to link with Liverpool's front men and could hardly be blamed for the way the game changed after the break. 7

Adam Lallana (off for Allen, 72): Started well as his side found space, but faded badly and had become a bit-part player in the game by the time Jurgen Klopp opted to end his misery. 5

Roberto Firminio (off for Origi, 69): Fleeting moments of magic in the first half - including a strong claim for a penalty - faded after the break forcing Klopp to make a more attacking change. 6

Philippe Coutinho: Played a key role in setting up Sturridge's superb opener, but otherwise was almost entirely absent from the proceedings. 5

Daniel Sturridge: Emphatically vindicated his selection with his stunning 35th-minute opener. Craved chances all night long, but was given precious few openings by his team-mates. 8

Substitutes:

Divock Origi (for Firmino, 69)

Joe Allen (for Lallana, 72)

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