Made a comfortable save to deny Adam and elected to punch a speculative effort from Sterling. Could do little to keep out Webster's own goal.
Had his hands full with Sterling and was beaten regularly by the fleet-footed winger in the first half, but stuck to his task well and managed to get forward after the interval.
A decent display, though perhaps could have done more to prevent Kelly's cross which led to the goal.
Largely anonymous, but fired wide with a volley from a near impossible angle in the second half and forced Reina into a fine save late on with a drilled volley.
Kept Borini relatively quiet in a game in which Liverpool carved out few genuine chances.
Couldn't get out of the way of Kelly's dangerous low cross, bundling into his own net after Borini had failed to connect.
Booked in the opening 25 minutes for pulling Adam down in midfield. Replaced in the second half by Robinson.
Dipping drive from distance called Reina into action in the first 15 minutes. Blasted over after the break from similar range before being substituted.
Displayed the odd trick but gave the ball away too often in the first half, most notably with an unnecessary cross-field pass which, fortunately for the midfielder, went unpunished as Borini hit the post.
The striker's only clear cut effort of the night was wayward. Decent hold-up play but struggled against Agger and Carragher as the lone striker.
Went close with a swerving effort in the first half which flashed wide. Dropped into useful pockets of space but his influence dwindled and he was eventually replaced by Driver.
Called into action once in the first half, scampering to keep out a lofted shot by Novikovas, and showed great concentration to keep out a late volley with a diving save in a game where he had been largely a spectator.
A comfortable night for the Dane, who made a few interceptions and was afforded space to bring the ball forward from the back.
Landed Reina in a spot of bother early on with a weak backpass, but was let off the hook as the goalkeeper managed to clear. Mistimed his jump for a header which led to appeals for a penalty for handball, but the ball struck his back.
A largely quiet night for the young full-back, who was eventually replaced by Stewart Downing just after the hour.
Wasn't often called upon defeinsively, but broke forward more and more as the second half wore on and supplied the lethal cross that led to Webster's unfortunate own goal.
The 17-year-old gave McGowan plenty of problems with his pace and willingness to run at the back four. The winger's good work in launching a counter-attack deserved a goal, but Borini could only find the woodwork. Quieter in the second half, but a promising display.
Almost found Borini with a lifted through ball in the first half. Regularly involved in the game but otherwise struggled to spring an attack or make a telling contribution.
The first to test MacDonald with a shot that forced the goalkeeper into conceding a corner. The former Rangers man was at his best when releasing Sterling. Booed by the home support throughout the game.
Displayed his range of passing on a few occasions but, like Henderson, could not make the decisive pass to create chances for his side.
Played as the defensive midfielder for the visitors. Stuck to his task of connecting defence with attack well until being substituted for Allen in the second half.
The Italian saw one shot blocked in the first half and narrowly failed to connect with a Henderson pass when clean through. Had to score when played in by Sterling but hit the post, and should have converted Kelly's cross but was let off as Webster scored an own goal.