Made an incredible save from Benatia's header in the first half but could do little about some brilliant Udinese finishing after that.
Never looked threatened aerially and showed real composure on the ball. Should've done much better in dealing with Di Natale prior to Udinese taking the lead, though.
Proved one of the hosts' best attacking outlets but made the error which led to Udinese's equaliser.
Questions have been raised about the veteran's ability to succeed in a passing system and, whilst he regularly played it safe, it was never to the detriment of his team.
Did not look nervous despite the occasion and showed some excellent touches going forward.
Kept things moving the middle but rarely played a risky pass. Did work hard, though.
Having recently received some harsh words from his manager, the Englishman looked eager to please. Worked hard and put in a delightful cross for Shelvey to open the scoring. Also put in the free-kick from which Suarez gave his side a chance.
Never faltered with the ball and showed a Gerrard-esque instinct with his late run in to the box to score. Faded somewhat in the second period.
Liverpool's fulcrum in the middle. Constantly demanded possession and broke up opposition attacks with intelligent positioning.
Showed some excellent trickery in the first half but saw his influence wane somewhat in the second and was replaced by Suarez.
Constantly forced to go backwards but showed some good touches to bring his team-mates into play.
Could do little about Liverpool's goals in reality but fumbled a Suarez header which nearly put the Reds on level terms.
Allegedly started in wing-back role on the right but popped up absolutely everywhere with some assured touches.
Worked well with Danilo to turn Borini's back to goal constantly and generally dealt with the Liverpool threat well.
Covered well in his wing-back role and scored an absolute beauty from the edge of the box to give his side a two-goal lead.
Unfortunate not to see his header go in early on after a miraculous save from Reina and did well defensively.
Struggled to make any impact out wide and was deservedly hauled off at the break.
Did well in tandem with his fellow centre-backs to nullify Liverpool as best possible. It was his side's formation, rather than personnel, which made the encounter so open.
Showed some intelligent movement as a foil for the inspirational Di Natale.
Simply overrun in midfield with Allen, Shelvey and Henderson running things in the first half.
His biggest contribution to the game was putting in a rugby tackle on Stewart Downing when the winger was through on goal. Taken off shortly after that moment of madness.
A. Di Natale
Predictably, the Italian was Udinese's best player. Took his goal exceptionally well and held up the ball brilliantly for a man of his stature.
Gave Liverpool added impetus in midfield in contrast to the more passive Henderson.
Had a golden chance to level late on but couldn't direct his shot beyond a desperate Udinese challenge in the box.
Took his goal well to give the Reds hope and looked threatening in his short cameo.