Liverpool 2-2 West Bromwich Albion: Player Ratings, Origi saves the blushes for Klopp - Sportzwiki
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Liverpool 2-2 West Bromwich Albion: Player Ratings, Origi saves the blushes for Klopp

Jurgen Klopp’s celebration for the late winner by Divock Origi showed how much the result meant to him even if it was just a point against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday at Anfield. Liverpool took an early lead but were 2-1 down thanks to two goals from two set pieces by the visitors. But a late shot by Origi deflected into the West Bromwich Albion net and gave the Merseysiders a point from this game.

Though the result is not the best one for Klopp and his team, they have put an end to a 2 match goalless streak and will be hoping to build on this result. Here are the player ratings for this game for both sides.

Liverpool:

Simon Mignolet (2.5)

The Belgian shot-stopper has always been under scrutiny and he did himself no favors as he was at fault for WBA’s first goal.

Alberto Moreno (2.5):

Was not his lively self down the flank and was caught out at times at the back? Needs to do more at both ends of the field.

Martin Skrtel (2):

Needs a lot of improvement in the set piece defending as he lost his player too often for the manager’s liking.

Dejan Lovren (2.5):

Was at times found wanting when defending air balls but was generally confident. Had to be stretchered off in the second half after a nasty looking injury.

Nathaniel Clyne (3.5):

Was involved in the best spells of possession for Liverpool in the final third and was also largely untroubled at the back.

Emre Can (3):

His quick footwork and thinking opened up some spaces for his side, but these moments were too far apart to create any pressure on the opposition.

Jordan Henderson (3.5):

A true captain’s performance as he drove forward to open his sides scoring and was also a lively figure in the midfield for the club.

James Milner (2.5):

Was good in patches but did not do enough to open up the visitor’s defenses. But there are no doubting his commitment and energy levels.

Adam Lallana (3):

Won the header that gave Henderson his goal and was lively in the middle but needs to be more incisive to break stubborn defenses.

Phillipe Coutinho (2.5):

Took his chances from outside the box but rarely troubled Myhill in front of goal. Produced some beautiful balls over the top but was not consistent enough.

Christian Benteke (2.5):

Did not lack service from his midfielders but failed to find the back of the net. Was also stuck to his place and needed to be a lot more mobile.

SUBS:

J Ibe (2.5)

R Firmino (2.5)

D Origi (3): The manager has him to thank for the point as his late shot from outside the box ended in the net after taking a deflection.

West Bromwich Albion:

B Myhill (3.5):

Made a number of saves mainly from Lallana to keep WBA in the game. Was generally solid and could do nothing against either of the goals.

C Dawson (3.5):

An assured performance for the visitors as he was at the right place to open the scoring and also defended his flank superbly.

G McAuley (3.5):

Hardly put a foot wrong even as Liverpool increased the pressure in the closing stages of the game.

J Olsson (4):

A man of the match performance from the defender as he scored a goal that almost won his team the game. Also reduced Benteke’s danger to a bare minimum. Also scored a goal that was ruled offside.

J Evans (3):

Provided a solid cover in front of the back four as he reduced the home side’s attacks and had them shooting from long range.

D Fletcher (2.5):

Was the weak link in the WBA side as he gave away possession too cheaply and was also ineffective with his defending.

J McClean (2.5):

Was used in a defensive sense and hardly had anything to do as he was not assured at the back nor did he provide any support up front.

C Gardner (2.5):

Was full of energy all day and put Liverpool under pressure when in possession. Almost beat Mignolet at the near post in the first half.

J Morrison (2.5):

Produced some great passes at times but for major portions, the game just flew by him.

C Brunt (3):

Was a thorn in the Liverpool defense all night and also provided the ball for Olsson’s goal.

S Rondon (2.5):

Missed a great chance on the counter in the second half and was quite for most of the game.

SUBS:

R Lambert (2.5)

 

 

 

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