Friday 19 January 2018

Player ratings from Liverpool's demolition of Everton

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring his sides third goal of the match during the Barclays Premier League match at Anfield against Everton
Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring his sides third goal of the match during the Barclays Premier League match at Anfield against Everton

Liverpool striker Divock Origi scored before being carried off on a stretcher as Everton were overwhelmed 4-0 in Wednesday's Merseyside derby.

Everton defender Ramiro Funes Mori was sent off five minutes into the second half for stamping on Origi, providing a fitness concern for Liverpool ahead of next week's Europa League semifinal with Villarreal.

Everton are looking forward to a semi-final of their own - Saturday's FA Cup meeting with Manchester United - and this was the worst possible preparation.

As well as Funes Mori's dismissal, fellow center back John Stones limped off injured as Daniel Sturridge scored Liverpool's third in the 61st minute.

Liverpool

Simon Mignolet: 6 out of 10

Couple of standard stops but largely had nothing to do

Nathaniel Clyne: 6 out of 10

Allowed to get forward at will as Everton attacks were rare

Dejan Lovren: 6 out of 10

A quieter midweek affair after last week’s Dortmund heroics

Mamadou Sakho: 7 out of 10

Slip let in Mirallas but made amends with second goal before interval

Adam Lallana: 6 out of 10

Ran around a lot but did not contribute as much as his colleagues where it mattered

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Everton goalkeeper Joel Robles saves Adam Lallana’s early effort at Anfield. Photo: Andrew Yates/Reuters

James Milner: 8 out of 10

Hard-working display as ever and provided lofted assists for first two goals

James Milner: 8 out of 10

Hard-working display as ever and provided lofted assists for first two goals

Lucas: 7 out of 10

Helped out in what little defence was needed and provided platform for others to prosper

Philippe Coutinho: 7 out of 10

Buzzed around and rewarded with late goal his performance displayed

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 20: Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool scores his sides fourth goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield, April 20, 2016, Liverpool, England (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Roberto Firmino: 7 out of 10

Has struggled in recent matches to find his early 2016 form but played his part

Divock Origi: 8 out of 10

Continued fine form with strong header for opener before horror Funes Mori tackle

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Liverpool handed down the punishment to Everton in the Merseyside derby

Everton

Joel Robles: 5 out of 10

Put up token defiance but out of position for first two goals and offered little help

Bryan Oviedo: 4 out of 10

Played out of position and unable to stem red tide. A humbling evening

John Stones: 3 out of 10

Woefully out of form and confidence, at fault for first three before being taken off

Ramiro Funes Mori: 3 out of 10

Robust in the air and on the ground – a little too much so for red card

Leighton Baines: 5 out of 10

Kept his head better than others but this season has been largely a regressive one

James McCarthy: 5 out of 10

Industrious and never gave up but overrun by hosts passing and movement

Gareth Barry: 6 out of 10

Record-breaking display, not that he will have anything to remember the evening by

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Everton's Gareth Barry faced Liverpool at Anfield

Kevin Mirallas: 4 out of 10

Shot over after Sakho mistake but went missing thereafter, when Everton needed inspiration

Ross Barkley: 5 out of 10

Not one of his better displays by a long chalk. Had a couple of chances but quiet

Aaron Lennon: 5 out of 10

Has grown into his position in recent months but this game seemed to pass him by

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Liverpool's Joe Allen challenges Everton's Aaron Lennon. Photo: Carl Recine/Action Images via Reuters

Romelu Lukaku: 4 out of 10

Muscled out of chance in front of Mignolet by Sakho and little was seen of him thereafter

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