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April 7, 2013 1:30 PM BST
Anfield — Liverpool
Referee:‬ A. Taylor‎
Attendance:‬ 45007‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Liverpool 0-0 West Ham

Brendan Rodgers' side dominated proceedings at Anfield on Sunday afternoon but were denied by some dogged defending as the Hammers came away with a deserved point

By David Lynch at Anfield

  • Pepe Reina
    36
    6
    3.00

    Pepe Reina

    Had very little to do as Liverpool controlled things.

  • Glen Johnson
    20
    31
    2.50

    Glen Johnson

    Much like his full-back partner Enrique, the Englishman saw a lot of the ball but did little of note with it. Caught out of position by Jarvis' willingness to break on occasion.

  • José Enrique
    31
    16
    2.50

    José Enrique

    Rarely tested defensively but needed to pick his passes better in the final third with Liverpool dominating possession throughout.

  • Daniel Agger
    57
    7
    3.50

    Daniel Agger

    Worked well with Carragher to nullify the West Ham threat and carried the ball out of defence when given the chance to do so.

  • Jamie Carragher
    49
    7
    3.50

    Jamie Carragher

    Stalked Carlton Cole all game, engaging in an entertaining wrestling match with the imposing centre-forward which he arguably won.

  • Steven Gerrard
    46
    8
    3.00

    Steven Gerrard

    Battled hard in midfield but did not provide the creative spark in the final third which Liverpool sorely lacked for much of the game.

  • Coutinho
    55
    11
    3.00

    Coutinho

    Troubled his full-back all afternoon with his trickery and pace. Unfortunate to see several efforts well blocked or palmed away by the keeper.

  • Jordan Henderson
    32
    21
    3.00

    Jordan Henderson

    Worked incredibly hard to press West Ham's midfielders and always provided an out ball for his team-mates.

  • Stewart Downing
    16
    37
    2.00

    Stewart Downing

    Had little chance to make an impact before being withdrawn early in the first half - presumably due to injury.

  • Lucas Leiva
    38
    14
    3.00

    Lucas Leiva

    Is still some way from his best, as evidenced by his occasionally loose tackling. Was a necessary measure against the counterattack for the hosts, however, and proved that by making a vital block on the line late on.

  • Luis Suárez
    40
    27
    3.50

    Luis Suárez

    A bag of tricks all afternoon, but failed to find many chances to score with his team-mates struggling creatively. His past two men and shot onto the far post from an impossible angle was a highlight.

Substitutions

  • Oussama Assaidi
    17
    35
    2.50

    Oussama Assaidi

    Thrown on to provide creativity but continually picked the wrong ball on shot in poor positions.

  • Daniel Sturridge
    27
    37
    2.50

    Daniel Sturridge Flop of the Match

    Brought on early for the injured Downing. Showed why he has struggled to get in ahead of the winger with a mixed showing. Always wanted too long on the ball.

  • Jussi Jaaskelainen
    20
    2
    3.00

    Jussi Jaaskelainen

    Never forced into any particularly taxing saves but did well to marshal his back four and hold the ball when tested from distance.

  • James Tomkins
    13
    4
    3.50

    James Tomkins

    His partnership with Collins was the most important facet of West Ham's solidity against the waves of attack from Liverpool. Did exceptionally well before being replaced with 10 minutes remaining due to a knock.

  • Joey O'Brien
    6
    4
    3.00

    Joey O'Brien

    Beaten for pace by Sturridge on a number of occasions but might have been better tested by a more traditional winger. Did well, regardless.

  • James Collins
    40
    5
    4.00

    James Collins Top of the Match

    Did a better job in dealing with Suarez than many other Premier League defenders this term. Nipped in ahead of the Uruguayan a number of times and blocked several attempted through balls.

  • Guy Demel
    4
    7
    3.00

    Guy Demel

    May not have got the better of Coutinho, but did well enough to largely staunch his impact. Made an excellent clearance off the line in the second half.

  • Kevin Nolan
    3
    6
    2.50

    Kevin Nolan

    Struggled to get hold of the ball in good areas and often failed to find a man in the final third. Rightly substituted early in the second period.

  • Matthew Jarvis
    6
    5
    3.00

    Matthew Jarvis

    His pace on the counter was a real asset for West Ham and forced Carragher in particular to be alert even as Liverpool pushed forward. Might have picked his passes better having worked good positions but did not have many options.

  • Mohamed Diame
    18
    4
    3.00

    Mohamed Diame

    Did brilliantly to beat four defenders before smashing over in front of the Kop in the first half. Had an otherwise quiet game in truth.

  • Gary O'Neil
    3
    5
    3.00

    Gary O'Neil

    Helped stifle Liverpool's creativity with a hard-running performance in the middle of the park. Could not always beat Gerrard et al to the ball but made sure his body was in front to block the easy pass.

  • Carlton Cole
    1
    9
    3.00

    Carlton Cole

    A constant nuisance for the hosts' defence. Battled well and held the ball up excellently at times, despite never getting in a position to score.

  • Ricardo Vaz Te
    5
    5
    2.50

    Ricardo Vaz Te

    Spent most of the afternoon tracking back before being brought off as Allardyce opted for fresh legs in attacking areas.

Substitutions

  • Emanuel Pogatetz
    5
    4
    3.00

    Emanuel Pogatetz

    Picked up where Tomkins left off in defence. Slotted in seamlessly.

  • Jack Collison
    3
    5
    3.00

    Jack Collison

    Almost scored the winner as a second-half substitute, seeing a headed effort cleared off the line by Lucas.

  • Matthew Taylor
    1
    8
    3.00

    Matthew Taylor

    Might have done better with some good positions after coming on as a sub. Let down by his usually dangerous delivery.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Luis Suárez Luis Suárez
Striker
Liverpool
29 0
Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
Striker
Liverpool
20 0
Yaya Touré Yaya Touré
Midfielder
Manchester City
18 6
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
Manchester United
15 2
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Manchester City
15 0