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October 5, 2013 10:00 PM SGT
Anfield — Liverpool
Referee:‬ A. Taylor‎
Attendance:‬ 44721‎
 
13′ Luis Suárez
Dwight Gayle 76′
 
38′ (PG) Steven Gerrard
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Liverpool 3-1 Crystal Palace

Goal rates the players on show as Brendan Rodgers' side went back to the top of the Premier League after a thrilling first-half display against the Selhurst Park outfit

By Tom Maston at Anfield

  • Simon Mignolet
    8
    0
    3.50

    Simon Mignolet

    Made good reaction save midway through first period but had precious little to do either side of that. Had no chance with Gayle's goal as it flashed past him.

  • José Enrique
    6
    3
    4.00

    José Enrique

    Claimed assists for first two goals and again showed that he can be continued to be utilised further forward should Rodgers require. Assured defensively too.

  • Kolo Toure
    8
    0
    3.00

    Kolo Toure

    Got back well to clear Kebe effort off the line and had another comfortable afternoon on the right of the back three. Rarely troubled by subdued Chamakh.

  • Mamadou Sakho
    11
    0
    3.50

    Mamadou Sakho

    Had his moments but was the best of Liverpool's centre-backs. Won plenty of tackles and won the majority of his headed duels with Kebe.

  • Martin Skrtel
    6
    1
    3.00

    Martin Skrtel

    Hardly required in the first half as Jerome did nothing to threaten him or the rest of the backline. A solid if unspectacular display.

  • Victor Moses
    9
    0
    3.50

    Victor Moses

    Run across the edge of the box helped create the opener and ran Jedinak from one side of the pitch to the other with regularity. Should have scored when close range effort bounced up onto the crossbar.

  • Jordan Henderson
    10
    0
    4.00

    Jordan Henderson

    Worked his socks off as he stepped into Lucas' shoes in the middle of the pitch. Won tackle after tackle and barely misplaced a pass. The Brazilian wasn't missed.

  • Raheem Sterling
    3
    5
    2.50

    Raheem Sterling

    Struggled defensively with wing-back role and conceded the free-kick which led to the consolation goal. Better going forward but final ball was sometimes lacking.

  • Steven Gerrard
    7
    0
    3.00

    Steven Gerrard

    Tucked away penalty with competent ease and helped break up play in the middle of the field. Passing sometimes was astray but by no means a bad performance.

  • Luis Suárez
    13
    0
    4.00

    Luis Suárez Top of the Match

    Marked Anfield return with a goal and was at his industrious best. Still not fully fit, as disappointing second half showed, but didn't need to be fully firing to trouble Palace defence.

  • Daniel Sturridge
    13
    0
    4.00

    Daniel Sturridge

    Brilliant run and finish for the second goal lit up Anfield. Partnership with Suarez blossoming all the time. Worked tirelessly to pressure defence.

Substitutions

  • Daniel Agger
    5
    0
    3.00

    Daniel Agger

    Made little impact after second half introduction. Still making his way back to fitness.

  • Luis Alberto
    5
    2
    2.50

    Luis Alberto

    Showed some nice touches in midfield but still adjusting to the English game.

  • Julian Speroni
    0
    2
    2.50

    Julian Speroni

    Had no chance with any of the three goals and saved well in the first half as his goal was peppered. Almost a spectator in the second period as hosts became complacent.

  • Joel Ward
    1
    1
    2.00

    Joel Ward

    Lost the ball on too many occasions and allowed Enrique to get round the back of him for the first goal. Showed little going forward.

  • Adrian Mariappa
    0
    2
    2.00

    Adrian Mariappa

    Poor header allowed Sturridge run on goal for the second strike. Pace allowed him to stay with Liverpool strikeforce but struggled to impose himself.

  • Dean Moxey
    0
    2
    1.50

    Dean Moxey

    Silly pull on Sterling gave away soft penalty that in the end put game out of Palace's reach. Poor going forward.

  • Damien Delaney
    1
    1
    2.00

    Damien Delaney

    Led the defensive effort but was totally outfoxed by Sturridge for the second goal. Otherwise solid.

  • Stuart O'Keefe
    0
    2
    2.50

    Stuart O'Keefe

    Caused some threat in the opening exchanges but soon faded as game was taken away from the visitors.

  • Jason Puncheon
    0
    2
    1.50

    Jason Puncheon

    Misplaced passes and failed to support defence enough for a central midfielder. Did best work when on the flanks.

  • Mile Jedinak
    0
    1
    1.50

    Mile Jedinak

    Did little to shield his defence and barely got close to Moses. Premier League possibly too much of a step up.

  • Jimmy Kebe
    1
    1
    2.50

    Jimmy Kebe

    Troubled Sakho on occasions and saw weak effort cleared off the line by Toure. Substituted at half-time with visitors chasing the game.

  • Marouane Chamakh
    0
    1
    1.50

    Marouane Chamakh

    Absent without leave for much of the match as he again looked lost. Substituted in the second half after offering little threat.

  • Cameron Jerome
    0
    1
    1.00

    Cameron Jerome Flop of the Match

    Skrtel's easy first half was largely down to the lack of threat the former Stoke man showed. Constantly under instruction from his manager, was eventually withdrawn at the break.

Substitutions

  • Campaña
    2
    0
    3.50

    Campaña

    Made a difference after half-time introduction. Showed some nice touches and kept the ball well.

  • Yannick Bolasie
    1
    0
    3.50

    Yannick Bolasie

    Showed exactly what Holloway has been missing with performance full of pace. Will be key in battle for survival.

  • Dwight Gayle
    4
    0
    3.50

    Dwight Gayle

    Scored excellent header and arguably should have had another beforehand. Pace caused problems.

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