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4 vs 0
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November 9, 2013 8:30 PM IST
Anfield — Liverpool
Referee:‬ M. Jones‎
Attendance:‬ 44768‎
 
23′ (OG) Amorebieta
 
 
36′ Luis Suárez
 
54′ Luis Suárez
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Liverpool 4-0 Fulham

Brendan Rodgers' side closed the gap on Arsenal at the top of the Premier League table as Luis Suarez again shone at Anfield

By Tom Maston at Anfield

  • Simon Mignolet
    28
    1
    3.00

    Simon Mignolet

    Had very little to do as Fulham failed to muster a shot on target. Distributed well and was vocal with organisation.

  • Glen Johnson
    30
    1
    3.00

    Glen Johnson

    Provided an excellent attacking option on the right-hand side, though final ball was lacking. Had little to defensively as Fulham struggled to get forward.

  • Daniel Agger
    35
    2
    3.00

    Daniel Agger

    Returned to the side and looked as if he had never been away. Strong in the header and came out of defence well both to meet Fulham players and distribute himself.

  • Aly Cissokho
    28
    5
    3.00

    Aly Cissokho

    Looked more confident than at Arsenal though had little to trouble him from the visitors in an attacking sense. Substituted in the second half.

  • Martin Skrtel
    34
    0
    3.50

    Martin Skrtel

    Another strong performance at the back from the revitalised Slovakian. Marked display with powerful header for the second goal.

  • Steven Gerrard
    43
    1
    4.00

    Steven Gerrard

    Fine set-piece delivery led to the first two goals before tenacity in midfield set Suarez free for the fourth. Not quite back to his best but one of his better displays of the season.

  • Coutinho
    44
    0
    4.00

    Coutinho

    Endless amounts of trickery terrorised the Fulham defence all afternoon, and on another day could have had a couple of goals. Touch sometimes eluded him but may not be fully match fit yet.

  • Jordan Henderson
    40
    0
    4.00

    Jordan Henderson

    Yet another eye-catching display from the England man. Never stopped running in his new role on the right, and provided Suarez with his first with a sumptious through ball.

  • Lucas Leiva
    34
    1
    3.50

    Lucas Leiva

    Broke up play superbly with some bone-crunching challenges. Sometimes beaten in the air but that shouldn't detract from a good performance.

  • Luis Suárez
    47
    1
    4.50

    Luis Suárez Top of the Match

    Took his goals expertly and on another day would have had a second consecutive Anfield hat-trick. Partnership with Sturridge continues to flourish.

  • Daniel Sturridge
    29
    5
    3.00

    Daniel Sturridge

    A quieter showing from the Premier League's top-scorer as he failed to find the net. Sometimes kept the ball too long in search for a goal and was caught offside on occasion.

Substitutions

  • José Enrique
    32
    0
    3.50

    José Enrique

    Looked a real threat after coming on early in the second half. Provided an outlet on the left and defended well when called into action.

  • Victor Moses
    23
    3
    2.50

    Victor Moses

    Had little time to make an impact after coming on in the second period.

  • Joe Allen
    24
    2
    3.00

    Joe Allen

    Passed it neatly without ever looking like he would play a killer ball. Just coming back to fitness though and will get better.

  • Maarten Stekelenburg
    1
    3
    3.00

    Maarten Stekelenburg

    Could do little about any of the goals and without him the score could have been much more embarrassing. Flying saves kept out Coutinho and Sturridge.

  • Philippe Senderos
    0
    2
    2.00

    Philippe Senderos

    Slightly more solid than in previous weeks but still looks a liability at times. Failed to deal with the movement of the Liverpool front two.

  • Elsad Zverotić
    0
    2
    2.00

    Elsad Zverotić

    Was dragged inside in a quest to keep a lid on Coutinho, but failed miserably. Looked more comfortable coming forward before being substituted.

  • Amorebieta
    1
    2
    1.50

    Amorebieta

    Started well as he cleared plenty of crosses and won lots of headers. Quickly went downhill after own goal, though, as he lost Skrtel for second and struggled with Suarez's pace.

  • Steve Sidwell
    1
    1
    1.50

    Steve Sidwell

    Not able to get into the game at all as it passed him by for the most part. Lack of attacking potency didn't help him.

  • Pajtim Kasami
    1
    1
    2.00

    Pajtim Kasami

    Showed some nice touches on the rare occasion he got on the ball. Deflected volley was the closest the visitors came to breaking through.

  • Alexander Kacaniklic
    0
    2
    1.50

    Alexander Kacaniklic

    Picked up a knock early on in an otherwise uneventful 45 minutes on the pitch. Struggled to get into the game or help track back on the left and was replaced at half-time.

  • Kieran Richardson
    0
    4
    1.00

    Kieran Richardson Flop of the Match

    Unable to deal with Henderson or Johnson as he was overrun on the left. Not a natural defender, and poor performance was capped by losing the ball in dangerous area for the fourth.

  • Ashkan Dejagah
    2
    0
    2.50

    Ashkan Dejagah

    Wasn't given the ball enough, though when he did he looked as if he would pose a threat. Also got back well to help defence.

  • Scott Parker
    0
    2
    1.50

    Scott Parker

    Booked in the first half for cynical challenge on Gerrard and was unable to put stamp on the game thereafter. Lost the ball far too often.

  • Dimitar Berbatov
    2
    1
    2.00

    Dimitar Berbatov

    Early touches even had home fans purring but soon faded as the goals went in at the other end. Left to wander in the centre circle for much of the match.

Substitutions

  • Aaron Hughes
    1
    3
    2.50

    Aaron Hughes

    Looked more solid than Zverotic in the defence as he made his return from injury. God knows Fulham need him.

  • Giorgos Karagounis
    1
    1

    Giorgos Karagounis

    Unable to make much of an impact after coming on late in the day.

  • Bryan Ruiz
    0
    2
    2.00

    Bryan Ruiz

    The odd sideways run apart he failed to get into the game after being introduced at half-time.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Luis Suárez Luis Suárez
Striker
Liverpool
30 0
Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
Striker
Liverpool
20 0
Yaya Touré Yaya Touré
Midfielder
Manchester City
18 6
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Manchester City
16 0
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
Man. United
15 2