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November 8, 2012 5:00 PM GMT
Stadion Lokomotiv — Moskva
Referee:‬ David Fernández‎
Attendance:‬ 15000‎
 
45+1′ Lacina Traore
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Anzhi Makhachkala 1-0 Liverpool

A young Reds team put in a performance of admirable spirit in Russia but were undone by a brilliant first-half goal from Ivorian striker Lacina Traore

By David Lynch

  • Vladimir Gabulov
    5
    4
    3.00

    Vladimir Gabulov

    Rarely tested by Liverpool, even in the visitors' good spells.

  • Christopher Samba
    9
    3
    3.00

    Christopher Samba

    Had no trouble keeping Morgan quiet for much of the game, using his frame to good effect.

  • Joao Carlos Pinto Chaves
    4
    6
    2.50

    Joao Carlos Pinto Chaves

    Did not have the busiest of nights but occasionally lost Adam Morgan due to the youngster's clever movement.

  • Rasim Tagirbekov
    3
    4
    3.00

    Rasim Tagirbekov

    Did not have an awful lot to do as Liverpool laboured in attack.

  • Arseniy Logashov
    3
    2
    3.00

    Arseniy Logashov

    Got forward well at times and looked rarely threatened by any attacks on his side.

  • Mbark Boussoufa
    8
    4
    3.00

    Mbark Boussoufa

    Showed real quality on the ball, keeping hold of possession and passing well.

  • Jucilei
    4
    2
    3.00

    Jucilei

    Broke up play well for the hosts until Suso's introduction increasingly threatened the space in front of the back four.

  • Yuri Zhirkov
    13
    4
    2.50

    Yuri Zhirkov

    Did not have the attacking impact he might have liked and wasted an excellent opportunity to tee up his waiting team-mates after breaking free.

  • Odil Akhmedov
    2
    4

    Odil Akhmedov

    Did very little before being forced off early with an injury.

  • Samuel Eto'o
    48
    13
    3.50

    Samuel Eto'o Top of the Match

    Given license to roam the pitch in a manner rarely seen in modern football. Blunted his own attacking qualities by subsequently dropping deep but rarely wasted the ball.

  • Lacina Traore
    19
    3
    3.00

    Lacina Traore

    Flitted in and out of the game but produced a moment of genius to beat Coates and lob the onrushing Brad Jones. Wasted a couple of glorious chances in the second half.

Substitutions

  • M. Carcela
    5
    3
    2.50

    M. Carcela

    Came on early for Akhmedov but struggled to make a genuine attacking contribution.

  • Shamil Lakhiyalov
    3
    3

    Shamil Lakhiyalov

    Had little time to influence matters.

  • Fedor Smolov
    3
    2
    3.00

    Fedor Smolov

    Had one shot which did not trouble Brad Jones but got forward well as the hosts counterattacked.

  • Bradley Jones
    43
    15
    2.50

    Bradley Jones

    Made Traore's mind up for him by rushing out of goal with the ball bouncing.

  • Sebastián Coates
    51
    14
    3.00

    Sebastián Coates

    Bamboozled by Traore's footwork as Liverpool conceded the opener but was impossible to beat after that.

  • Jamie Carragher
    39
    10
    3.00

    Jamie Carragher

    Marshalled his fellow defenders well and produced a composed performance at the heart of defence.

  • Jon Flanagan
    29
    23
    3.50

    Jon Flanagan

    Seemed to relish the additional opportunities to get forward but picked up his customary yellow card for an enthusiastic challenge.

  • Andre Wisdom
    32
    20
    3.00

    Andre Wisdom

    Lost the ball in a dangerous situation which almost saw his side concede. Composed for the remainder.

  • Conor Coady
    32
    19
    2.50

    Conor Coady

    Kept things simple and showed a maturity in his midfield positioning which saw Anzhi struggle. Far from dominant, though.

  • Joe Cole
    11
    65
    2.50

    Joe Cole

    Much improved on his last outing in the Capital One Cup but did little more than show some nice touches.

  • Jordan Henderson
    20
    107
    2.00

    Jordan Henderson Flop of the Match

    Reluctant to play any difficult forward passes and wasted the Reds' best chance by cutting back when a shot was on in the box.

  • Stewart Downing
    32
    35
    3.00

    Stewart Downing

    Did some excellent defensive work, even though that is not his strength. Might have done more going forward.

  • Jonjo Shelvey
    54
    39
    3.00

    Jonjo Shelvey

    Liverpool's most positive player, urging his team forward at every opportunity.

  • Adam Morgan
    27
    34
    2.50

    Adam Morgan

    Worked hard but far from ruthless enough at the top end of the pitch.

Substitutions

  • Suso
    103
    13
    3.50

    Suso

    Looked a cut above his team-mates after coming on and created some real openings with his ability to run with the ball.

  • Oussama Assaidi
    76
    12
    3.00

    Oussama Assaidi

    Gave Liverpool real impetus, charging down the left in tandem with Downing.

  • Dani Pacheco
    27
    37
    2.50

    Dani Pacheco

    Too easily pushed off the ball to play in the lone role he was handed as a substitute.

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