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.


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.


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.


R Lambert (2.5)





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