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1 vs 0
QPR
QPR
Played
December 10, 2011 8:30 PM IST
Anfield — Liverpool
Referee:‬ L. Mason‎
Attendance:‬ 45016‎
 
47′ Luis Suárez
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Liverpool 1-0 QPR

The Reds dominated the game but were wasteful with their chances before Luis Suarez converted Charlie Adam's cross and allowed the hosts to hold on for all three points.

By David Lynch

  • Pepe Reina
    24
    1
    3.00

    Pepe Reina

    Spectator doesn't really cover it. The Spaniard had incredibly little do throughout beyond collecting a poor free-kick delivery.

  • Glen Johnson
    23
    2
    3.00

    Glen Johnson

    Occasionally sloppy on the ball but was always willing to make the extra man in attack.

  • José Enrique
    26
    1
    3.00

    José Enrique

    Rarely tested in defence the full-back could perhaps have done more to bomb on but was as economical as ever in possession.

  • Daniel Agger
    25
    1
    3.00

    Daniel Agger

    Not the most difficult day the Dane will endure but was alive enough to clear any signs of danger apart from one first-half foul on Bothroyd at the edge of the box.

  • Martin Skrtel
    30
    1
    3.50

    Martin Skrtel

    Just gets better and better. Tended to be the first man to enter the aerial duel and wasn't beaten once all afternoon. Also made an impressive sliding tackle on a turning Bothroyed when a miscue would have surely meant a penalty.

  • Maxi Rodríguez
    28
    2
    3.00

    Maxi Rodríguez

    The Argentine forward most certainly improves the quality of football played by the Reds but was guilty of missing a chance in each half when one-on-one with the keeper.

  • Jordan Henderson
    26
    3
    3.00

    Jordan Henderson

    A disciplined performance from the young midfielder back in his favoured position. Did his fair share of defensive covering and was more than useful on the ball.

  • Stewart Downing
    22
    4
    2.50

    Stewart Downing

    Showed flashes of briliance but was yet again guilty of going missing for 20 minute periods. Yet to justify his price tag.

  • Charlie Adam
    35
    1
    3.50

    Charlie Adam Top of the Match

    Dominated the midfield with assured passing and great defensive position. Showed incredible willingness to drive forward and put in an inch perfect cross for Suarez's opener.

  • Luis Suárez
    35
    4
    3.00

    Luis Suárez

    Still misses more chances than he would perhaps like but was a constant threat throughout. Took the opener well after clever movement which split the QPR defence.

  • Dirk Kuyt
    24
    1
    3.00

    Dirk Kuyt

    Allowed for great fluidity amongst the Liverpool forward line but often lacked a final ball. Dropped into the midfield to create a three with the Reds under pressure.

Substitutions

  • Craig Bellamy
    28
    1
    3.00

    Craig Bellamy

    Replaced Maxi and did little but receive a yellow card for a spat with Barton.

  • Radek Cerny
    9
    4
    3.50

    Radek Cerny

    QPR's best player. Made several one-on-one saves to keep his side in with a shout.

  • Danny Gabbidon
    1
    5
    2.50

    Danny Gabbidon

    Remained alert to Liverpool attackers breaking from wide but was nowhere to be seen for Suarez's opener.

  • Armand Traoré
    1
    5
    2.50

    Armand Traoré

    Could contribute little in attack whilst being given a difficult time by Maxi which he often failed to deal with.

  • Luke Young
    1
    5
    3.00

    Luke Young

    Kept Stewart Downing quiet during his spells on the left and put in some clever covering challenges.

  • Anton Ferdinand
    1
    6
    3.00

    Anton Ferdinand

    So impressive in closing down Suarez in the first half before going off with an apparent hamstring injury.

  • Alejandro Faurlin
    1
    7
    2.00

    Alejandro Faurlin Flop of the Match

    Did not put a stamp on the game beyond dragging a shot wide as the midfield was dominated by the hosts.

  • Joey Barton
    1
    5
    2.50

    Joey Barton

    Similarly failed to prevent a Liverpool midfield running riot beyond several threatening free-kick deliveries.

  • Shaun Wright-Phillips
    1
    6
    2.50

    Shaun Wright-Phillips

    Moved from out wide, to the centre, and back again but just could not get beyond the Reds defence to use his pace.

  • Jay Bothroyd
    2
    5
    2.50

    Jay Bothroyd

    Failed to win enough headers as the lone outlet and could not beat an imperious Reds backline.

  • Jamie Mackie
    3
    5
    3.00

    Jamie Mackie

    Worked hard to move out wide but could not split a disciplined defence. Substituted on 78 mins.

  • Tommy Smith
    1
    5
    3.00

    Tommy Smith

    Always provided an outlet ball and attempted to add numbers in the QPR attack but it was never enough with little support from his team-mates. Substituted on 66 mins.

Substitutions

  • Bradley Orr
    2
    5
    3.00

    Bradley Orr

    Came on as a substitute for Anton Ferdinand and formed an equally defiant partnership with Gabbidon.

  • Clint Hill
    2
    5
    3.00

    Clint Hill

    Could do little to influence the game after coming on.

  • DJ Campbell
    1
    5
    2.50

    DJ Campbell

    Had, quite literally nothing to work with, and could not provide the goal that QPR so desperately needed.

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
Man. United
15 2
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Manchester City
15 0