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December 6, 2012 6:00 p.m. GMT
Stadio Communale Friuli — Udine
Referee:‬ Duarte Nuno Pereira Gomes‎
Attendance:‬ 7650‎
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Udinese 0-1 Liverpool

Jordan Henderson's first-half strike was the difference between the two sides as Brendan Rodgers' outfit deservedly saw off their Italian opponents to reach the next round

By Tom Marshall-Bailey

  • Daniele Padelli
    5
    0
    3.50

    Daniele Padelli

    Stood no chance with Jordan Henderson's opener but produced a stunning stop to deny Henderson and Luis Suarez in the second-half.

  • Danilo
    0
    0
    2.50

    Danilo

    Was always in for a busy night marking Suarez and was often caught the wrong side of his man. Was pushed forward into a defensive midfield role in the second half.

  • Giovanni Pasquale
    0
    0
    2.00

    Giovanni Pasquale Flop of the Match

    Dealt well on the whole with the runs in behind of Suarez but had no particularly telling impact at either end of the pitch. Was sent off for two bookable offences after flooring Raheem Sterling.

  • Pablo Armero
    0
    0
    3.00

    Pablo Armero

    Offered an attacking outlet down the left flank for his side but his final ball was often lacking. Good defensive performance too, from the Colombian.

  • Thomas Heurtaux
    0
    0
    2.50

    Thomas Heurtaux

    A steady performance, but nothing spectacular. Failed to get himself into the game as Liverpool monopolised possession.

  • Marco Faraoni
    0
    0
    2.50

    Marco Faraoni

    Struggled with high balls and was not as attack-minded as Armero on the opposite wing. Liverpool should have seized the chance to attack him more.

  • Badu
    0
    0
    2.00

    Badu

    Game often passed him by as he struggled to assert himself in midfield, where Liverpool dominated. Improved in second-half but had no real impact.

  • Roberto Pereyra
    1
    0
    3.00

    Roberto Pereyra

    Tricky and dangerous performance, came close to scoring the opener when he forced Pepe Reina into a good save from his delicate chip.

  • Giampiero Pinzi
    0
    0
    2.00

    Giampiero Pinzi

    Tricky and provided a handful for the Liverpool backline when exploiting the little pockets of space he was able to find but was withdrawn at the break.

  • Mathias Ranégie
    0
    0
    2.50

    Mathias Ranégie

    Posed a problem for Liverpool defence but was often clumsy when in possession and wasted glorious headed opportunities in both halves.

  • Diego Fabbrini
    0
    0
    2.50

    Diego Fabbrini

    Unable to provide anything from his wide role in the opening period. Improved after the interval but a final ball was lacking.

Substitutions

  • Mehdi Benatia
    0
    0
    3.00

    Mehdi Benatia

    Was brought on at half-time to shore up a creaky backline and managed to steady the ship for the home side.

  • Antonio Di Natale
    2
    0
    3.00

    Antonio Di Natale

    Had little time to make an impact but almost broke Liverpool hearts by scoring with last kick as his vicious strike seared just over the bar.

  • Pepe Reina
    2
    0
    3.00

    Pepe Reina

    Made a wonderful first-half save and was generally alert but was inconsistent with his distribution.

  • Glen Johnson
    3
    2
    3.50

    Glen Johnson

    Steady performance defensively from the marauding full-back but it was his attacking duties that impressed, went on several jinking runs without always having an end product.

  • José Enrique
    6
    0
    4.00

    José Enrique

    Another wonderful performance from the revitalised Spaniard who proved his worth once more to Brendan Rodgers with a disciplined performance.

  • Jamie Carragher
    3
    1
    3.00

    Jamie Carragher

    A reliable presence at the back and did not let his side down, dealing well with everything thrown at him. Was slightly at fault for Mathias Ranegie's first-half effort.

  • Martin Skrtel
    8
    0
    4.00

    Martin Skrtel

    A fantastic performance from the Reds' defensive rock, who was always in the right position to deal with any crosses and runs from deep Udinese posed.

  • Nuri Sahin
    2
    0
    2.50

    Nuri Sahin

    Was forced off early with a nasty-looking nose injury and had no time to make any real contribution.

  • Jordan Henderson
    4
    1
    3.50

    Jordan Henderson Top of the Match

    Took his goal nicely with an assured finish and showed good energy and drive throughout but was sometimes sloppy in possession.

  • Stewart Downing
    1
    3
    2.50

    Stewart Downing

    Tried valiantly but was always on the periphery of the game and posed little threat to the Italian side as an offensive threat.

  • Joe Allen
    3
    1
    3.50

    Joe Allen

    Neat and tidy in midfield as he kept his side ticking over. Offered little offensively but sat in front of his defence responsibly. An efficient performance.

  • Suso
    2
    0
    3.00

    Suso

    A mixed night for the young Spaniard, who showed what he is all about with a number of slaloming runs and set up Henderson for the goal but also wasted chances to double lead.

  • Luis Suárez
    5
    2
    3.50

    Luis Suárez

    A tireless performance from the Uruguayan, who gave the home side a busy night's work with his constant movement. Was denied a goal by a stunning Padelli save.

Substitutions

  • Raheem Sterling
    1
    3
    3.00

    Raheem Sterling

    Came on late in the second-half but drew the foul that led to Giovanni Pasquale being sent off .

  • Jonjo Shelvey
    4
    2
    3.00

    Jonjo Shelvey

    A composed performance from the midfield man, who was always available for a pass and looked a threat at times in the final third.

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