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May 5, 2013 1:30 PM WAT
Anfield — Liverpool
Referee:‬ M. Oliver‎
Attendance:‬ 44991‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Liverpool 0-0 Everton

The two rivals came away with a deserved share of the spoils after a Merseyside derby high on commitment but low on goalmouth action at Anfield on Sunday afternoon

By David Lynch at Anfield

  • Pepe Reina
    4
    2
    3.00

    Pepe Reina

    Commanded his defence well and came to collect the ball when given half a chance.

  • Glen Johnson
    1
    6
    2.50

    Glen Johnson

    Looked unsure of his touch at times and did not always find his man when in good positions. Did not let that affect his defensive work, however.

  • José Enrique
    4
    6
    3.00

    José Enrique

    Tracked Mirallas well, refusing to be outmuscled by the Everton wideman in their numerous duels. Got forward to good effect.

  • Daniel Agger
    9
    1
    3.50

    Daniel Agger

    A classy performance from the Dane. Made sure Victor Anichebe did not get a look in and distributed the ball excellently.

  • Jamie Carragher
    9
    1
    3.50

    Jamie Carragher

    Kept the clean sheet he would doubtless have been desperate for in his last Merseyside derby. Went out on a high, evidencing all his qualities as a defender and leader.

  • Steven Gerrard
    8
    3
    3.00

    Steven Gerrard

    Looked a little over-eager in the opening stages as he clattered into tackles. Noticeably calmed as the game progressed and controlled the midfield excellently.

  • Coutinho
    8
    2
    3.50

    Coutinho

    Battled well in his first Merseyside derby and should have had an assist after providing a wonderful pass for Sturridge to go in one-on-one.

  • Jordan Henderson
    5
    3
    3.50

    Jordan Henderson

    Unfortunate to be sacrificed as Brendan Rodgers added another attacker to his line-up. Continued his recent run of fine form with a performance full of energy and creativity.

  • Stewart Downing
    1
    5
    3.00

    Stewart Downing

    Did not make a telling contribution in attack but provided good width for the hosts. Substituted late on as Liverpool changed their system.

  • Lucas Leiva
    4
    3
    3.50

    Lucas Leiva

    The Brazilian's recovery continues apace. Snapped into tackles like the Lucas of old and passed the ball accurately from his deep position to launch counterattacks.

  • Daniel Sturridge
    6
    7
    2.50

    Daniel Sturridge Flop of the Match

    A source of frustration for Liverpool. Flitted in and out of the game constantly and took too long when presented with an excellent chance early in the second half. Needs to add consistency to his armoury.

Substitutions

  • Martin Skrtel
    4
    1
    3.00

    Martin Skrtel

    Slotted into a three at the back and did well to keep Liverpool on the front foot.

  • Fabio Borini
    3
    6
    2.50

    Fabio Borini

    Chased his touch for much of his cameo but showed plenty of endeavour.

  • Tim Howard
    2
    0
    3.00

    Tim Howard

    Did not have the most difficult afternoon, with Jagielka and Distin clearing up almost everything in front of him.

  • Leighton Baines
    4
    1
    3.50

    Leighton Baines

    His crosses and set-pieces were one of Everton's biggest threats and the full-back was rarely troubled defensively.

  • Phil Jagielka
    5
    1
    3.50

    Phil Jagielka Top of the Match

    Gave a classy defensive showing, nipping in to steal the ball on a number of occasions and nullifying Sturridge's threat well.

  • Sylvain Distin
    5
    0
    3.00

    Sylvain Distin

    Worked well with Jagielka to keep Liverpool at bay. Used his pace well to track the dangerous runs from the hosts' midfield. Headed home but saw the goal disallowed for a push.

  • Darron Gibson
    1
    1
    2.50

    Darron Gibson

    Struggled to find his range but worked hard in the middle of the park to keep things ticking over. Fired a free-kick over in the first half and received no further opportunities to shoot at goal.

  • Leon Osman
    3
    0
    3.00

    Leon Osman

    An understated performance from the diminutive midfielder. His team did not control possession but he was intelligent in using the ball at all times.

  • Steven Pienaar
    3
    0
    3.00

    Steven Pienaar

    A livewire in the opposition half. Kept Liverpool's defence shuffling across with a number of clever exchanges, but didn't get the chance his industry deserved.

  • Seamus Coleman
    1
    2
    2.50

    Seamus Coleman

    Worked as hard as ever but was occasionally wayward in his distribution from right-back.

  • Marouane Fellaini
    6
    3
    3.50

    Marouane Fellaini

    His battle with Lucas Leiva was one of the highlights of the match and the Belgian will be pleased with his efforts in that regard. Used his frame and quick feet well to trouble the Liverpool defence.

  • Kevin Mirallas
    4
    1
    3.00

    Kevin Mirallas

    Outpaced Liverpool's defenders several times but always looked more threatening on the break than with the ball. A mixed afternoon for the winger.

  • Victor Anichebe
    1
    4
    2.50

    Victor Anichebe

    Needlessly shoved Reina to cost his side a goal in the second half. Fed off scraps all day but still arguably should have done more to trouble Liverpool.

Substitutions

  • Nikica Jelavic
    2
    2
    3.00

    Nikica Jelavic

    Rarely saw the ball after coming on as a late substitute but worked hard to try and sniff out chances.

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
Man City
18 6
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
Manchester United
15 2
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Man City
15 0