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November 22, 2012 9:05 PM WAT
Anfield — Liverpool
Referee:‬ A. Yefet‎
Attendance:‬ 37180‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Liverpool 2-2 Young Boys

The Merseyside outfit came within minutes of sealing qualification for the knockout stages of the Europa League but were denied by a late wonder strike from Zverotic

By David Lynch at Anfield

  • Pepe Reina
    1
    9
    3.00

    Pepe Reina

    Largely unthreatened but was beaten by an excellent strike from Bobadilla early in the second period.

  • Jamie Carragher
    3
    3
    3.00

    Jamie Carragher

    Marshalled the back line - and everyone in front of that - excellently.

  • Martin Skrtel
    3
    2
    3.50

    Martin Skrtel

    Towering at the back for the most part. Emulated his regular striker partner Agger on occasion with his forward runs.

  • Andre Wisdom
    0
    5
    3.00

    Andre Wisdom

    Subbed with just 32 minutes gone as he succumbed to a small injury and replaced by Gerrard. Had done little wrong.

  • Nuri Sahin
    7
    4
    2.00

    Nuri Sahin Flop of the Match

    Showed some nice touches but still struggling to truly influence the game on a consistent basis. A clearly talented footballer but must do more.

  • Joe Cole
    9
    8
    2.50

    Joe Cole

    One of his brighter performances for the Reds. Provided an assist before netting a goal in front of the Kop but was still incredibly wasteful with the ball.

  • Jordan Henderson
    1
    8
    2.50

    Jordan Henderson

    Shifted to right-back in an early change and showed understandable positional naivety in an unfamiliar role.

  • Stewart Downing
    1
    8
    3.00

    Stewart Downing

    Defended solidly as a makeshift left-back but didn't look like providing a threat coming forward.

  • Suso
    4
    3
    2.50

    Suso

    Missed an excellent first-half chance after finding himself free on goal and was often bullied off the ball.

  • Jonjo Shelvey
    5
    2
    3.00

    Jonjo Shelvey

    Uncomfortable as a false nine but seemed to know enough about his role to get into the right position to head home in the first half.

  • Oussama Assaidi
    3
    3
    2.50

    Oussama Assaidi

    Made some excellent jinking runs but didn't provide enough end product.

Substitutions

  • Steven Gerrard
    2
    3
    3.50

    Steven Gerrard

    Still looks a yard slower than he once was but boosted the quality of passing in midfield as an early substitute. Created the goal with some incisive passing.

  • Raheem Sterling
    2
    3
    3.00

    Raheem Sterling

    Gave Lecjaks much more to think about with his pace and trickery.

  • Luis Suárez
    5
    3
    3.00

    Luis Suárez

    Provided a target for Liverpool to hit on the deck, which ultimately resulted in Joe Cole's goal.

  • Marco Wölfli
    3
    0
    2.50

    Marco Wölfli

    Went down too easily as Cole chipped the ball into Shelvey for the first goal before arguably letting a weak shot from the former in for the second.

  • Alain Nef
    3
    1
    3.00

    Alain Nef

    Made some excellent interceptions, particularly from Suarez's runs in behind.

  • Elsad Zverotić
    3
    2
    3.50

    Elsad Zverotić

    Mostly kept things simple beyond seeing two long rangers miss the target. Got his third one right, though, crashing past Reina to steal a draw.

  • Dušan Veškovac
    2
    0

    Dušan Veškovac

    Substituted 23 minutes in after pulling his hamstring attempting to backheel the ball.

  • Jan Lecjaks
    3
    0
    2.50

    Jan Lecjaks

    Got forward from full-back well but lacked a touch of end product.

  • Alexander Farnerud
    2
    0
    3.00

    Alexander Farnerud

    An impressive all-round performance. Broke up play well and provided an excellent assist for Bobadilla's strike.

  • Christian Schneuwly
    1
    1
    2.50

    Christian Schneuwly

    Contributed far less to the attack than his team-mates as a result of a need to drop deep with Liverpool dominating.

  • Scott Sutter
    1
    0
    3.50

    Scott Sutter

    The Englishman was one of Young Boys' best performers. Dealing with Assaidi intelligently and popping up in dangerous positions going forward.

  • Raphael Nuzzolo
    2
    0
    3.00

    Raphael Nuzzolo

    Worked space well outside the full-back and made a vital clearance off the line from Cole.

  • Raul Bobadilla
    3
    2
    3.50

    Raul Bobadilla Top of the Match

    Contributed effectively to Young Boys' counterattacks and scored a world-class goal to get the visitors level.

  • Gonzalo Zarate
    2
    0
    3.00

    Gonzalo Zarate

    Helped make his side a threat on the break with some excellent decision making but had just one early chance to show for it.

Substitutions

  • Juhani Ojala
    1
    0
    3.00

    Juhani Ojala

    Did well to cope with being thrown in at the deep end 20 minutes in and was generally solid at the back.

  • Matias Vitkieviez
    1
    0

    Matias Vitkieviez

    Did not have enough time to make an impact as Henderson stayed tight to him late on.

  • Michael Frey
    1
    0
    3.00

    Michael Frey

    Gave Young Boys an extra target in the middle but saw little of the ball.

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