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November 4, 2012 11:00 AM EST
Anfield — Liverpool
Referee:‬ A. Taylor‎
Attendance:‬ 44803‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Liverpool 1-1 Newcastle

The hosts fell behind to Yohan Cabaye's brilliant finish late in the first half but were saved from defeat by Luis Suarez's equally exceptional goal in the second

By David Lynch

  • Bradley Jones
    32
    5
    3.00

    Bradley Jones

    Might have done better with Cabaye's goal but otherwise rarely tested.

  • José Enrique
    23
    29
    2.00

    José Enrique Flop of the Match

    Will struggle to play himself into contention with performances like this. Lost the ball regularly and struggled to defend against the excellent Ben Arfa.

  • Daniel Agger
    52
    4
    3.00

    Daniel Agger

    Kept Cisse quiet for the entire game and made several trademark forays forward.

  • Martin Skrtel
    54
    7
    3.00

    Martin Skrtel

    Continued his brilliant partnership with Daniel Agger at the heart of defense. Imperious.

  • Andre Wisdom
    30
    10
    3.00

    Andre Wisdom

    Not always comfortable with the ball at his feet but a solid presence aerially.

  • Nuri Sahin
    31
    12
    2.50

    Nuri Sahin

    Still seems to float in and out of games. Shows some moments of class but can often be bypassed by his teammates and the opposition.

  • Steven Gerrard
    45
    14
    3.50

    Steven Gerrard

    Tried to provide urgency alongside Suarez and sent in some dangerous crosses.

  • Suso
    34
    7
    2.50

    Suso

    Showed some great touches but still struggles to consistently influence matches.

  • Raheem Sterling
    47
    8
    3.00

    Raheem Sterling

    Added pace to the Reds' attack but doesn't always make the right decisions.

  • Luis Suárez
    110
    3
    4.00

    Luis Suárez Top of the Match

    Continued his scoring run with a brilliantly taken effort. Liverpool's most prominent attacking player as per usual but could do with some real help.

Substitutions

  • Stewart Downing
    21
    19
    3.00

    Stewart Downing

    Gave the hosts width but struggled to provide a telling contribution.

  • Jonjo Shelvey
    19
    31
    3.00

    Jonjo Shelvey

    Missed a sitter moments after coming on but gave Liverpool the impetus they needed.

  • Tim Krul
    9
    8
    3.00

    Tim Krul

    Made some decent stops in both halves to keep Newcastle in the game.

  • Fabricio Coloccini
    3
    21
    2.50

    Fabricio Coloccini

    Made some crucial interceptions with Suarez running at him all day. A calm figure at the back until his needless rash challenge on the Reds No.7 left the Magpies with 10 men.

  • Davide Santon
    12
    6
    3.00

    Davide Santon

    Shackled Suso well but had more trouble in keeping Sterling quiet later on.

  • James Perch
    3
    9

    James Perch

    Subbed early after taking a knock.

  • Steven Taylor
    7
    6
    2.50

    Steven Taylor

    Did well in the face of an onslaught but shrugged off too easily by Suarez in the lead up to the Uruguayan's goal.

  • Yohan Cabaye
    13
    5
    3.00

    Yohan Cabaye

    Had little influence on the game in terms of possession but took his goal brilliantly.

  • Vurnon Anita
    8
    5
    3.00

    Vurnon Anita

    Started at right-back but shifted to midfield when Perch was withdrawn. Looked solid in both roles without ever being spectacular.

  • Hatem Ben Arfa
    23
    4
    3.50

    Hatem Ben Arfa

    Newcastle's biggest outlet on the break. His clever footwork bamboozled Jose Enrique and allowed Cabaye to put the Magpies ahead.

  • Jonas Gutierrez
    7
    7
    3.00

    Jonas Gutierrez

    Barely touched the ball with Newcastle on the back foot but was as industrious as ever.

  • Papiss Cissé
    8
    8
    3.00

    Papiss Cissé

    Had to feed on scraps and was marked out of the game by Skrtel and Agger. Still managed some excellent touches.

  • Demba Ba
    9
    9
    2.50

    Demba Ba

    Forced to feed on scraps for the first half and subbed early in the second, presumably with injury.

Substitutions

  • Danny Simpson
    5
    7
    3.00

    Danny Simpson

    Coped well with the threat down the flanks from the hosts. Getting his body in front of several cross attempts.

  • Shane Ferguson
    5
    7
    3.00

    Shane Ferguson

    Saw very little of the ball as the visitors struggled late on.

  • Sammy Ameobi
    7
    6
    2.50

    Sammy Ameobi

    Held the ball well at times but looked clumsy in possession. Easily defended against.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Luis Suárez Luis Suárez
Striker
Liverpool
30 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