Will have had busier afternoons but dealt well with the blinding light beaming down onto the Anfield Road End in the first half. Was tentative ahead of Gohouri's goal, allowing the ball to come across his six-yard box and should probably have done better.
Was given the freedom of the Liverpool midfield and roamed from right to left with predatory instinct. Set up Meireles' goal superbly, embarrassing Gohouri down the left channel to drop a fine ball into his teammate. Showed real class going forward and didn't shirk on his defensive responsibilities.
The youngster continues to impress for the Reds and with performances as solid and assured as this, you can't help but feel that his already long list of plaudits is set to grow and grow. Dealt with the tricky Charles N'Zogbia with supreme confidence. Too early for an England call-up? He certainly has the ability.
Mopped up a lot of the mess left by his midfielders who were sloppy on the retreat throughout. Kept his head and marshaled his defenders with typical ferocity.
Was kept very busy by Wigan's counter attacking wingers but convinced positionally, opting not to bomb forward as often as he has earlier on this season. Settling in well to unfamiliar territory on the left side of defense.
Acted tentatively in the opening stages, seemingly effected by the imposing physical presence of Hugo Rodallega and was reliant on Jamie Carragher to dig him out of a few holes as Wigan moved to counter attack. Not the most level headed performance from the Slovakian.
Switched from the left of midfield to the center with Raul Meireles and created a number of chances for Dirk Kuyt and Luis Suarez. Looked full of confidence, jinking past Mohamed Diame on the half hour mark to lift the Anfield crowd to their feet.
Took his goal superbly, volleying home his fifth in six games for Liverpool. The Portuguese's influence is growing ever-stronger in the heart of the Reds midfield, so much so that the absent Steven Gerrard was barely missed. Brought off on the 55th minute to a standing ovation.
Personified solidity deep in the Liverpool midfield, anchoring his side superbly with the Latics looking to catch them on the break. An all action performance from the Brazilian who kept tabs on Ben Watson and James McCarthy throughout.
The 24-year-old made a great chance for himself on the 27th minute only to see his effort bounce off Ali Al-Habsi's left hand post. Was sharp on and off the ball and caused the Latics defenders all sorts of trouble. Linked up well with his new teammates in the final third and was very impressive indeed. Thought he'd scored with a fine free kick with a quarter of an hour remaining, only to see it smash against the bar.
Had a number of sloppy touches this afternoon and looked unusually uncomfortable on the ball. Worked hard as always but something didn't quite click for the Dutchman at Anfield.
Ali Al Habsi
Could do nothing about Meireles's superb strike and kept hold of a number of powerful strikes from outside the Wigan box. Looked to marshal his defenders well, with the visitors dealing with Liverpool's aerial threat with relative ease.
Linked up superbly down the left-hand side with Charles N'Zogbia and looked to cause Martin Kelly problems though did leave his teammates in defense a little exposed, lacking communication with his midfielders to plug the gaps left by his marauding runs.
Was solid in the center of defense alongside Caldwell and kept Liverpool at bay for large periods. Also looked to go forward with a number of runs from the back, adding an extra dimension to Wigan's attacking threat. Impressive from the Paraguayan international.
Was terrorized by Luis Suarez who consistently stretched the play out to the left flank. Held his position well, rarely straying from his own half in the opening 45 minutes but this may well have been down to being scared stiff by the pacy Uruguayan. The second half was a different story however, with the Ivorian bombing forward on the break, being rewarded with a goal.
The masked Wigan man faced a barrage of through balls from the center of Liverpool's midfield and responded manfully, not allowing his relative lack of pace to become a burden.
Moved superbly in front of the Liverpool box, losing his marker and keeping the hosts busy. Struggled to get his foot on the ball but that is more an indictment of the distribution from those around him, with too many misplaced passes breaking down their own attempts to get forward.
Took a number of superb touches, looking assured on the ball and showing glimpses of real technical ability. Flattered to deceive all too often however, wasting a chance five minutes into the second half after some fine build-up play alongside Hugo Rodallega.
Was kept largely quiet in the center of midfield and misplaced a number of passes under pressure from Lucas and Fabio Aurelio. Worked hard but failed to provide a creative threat on the counter.
Looked to link up with Hugo Rodallega and Victor Moses but was never really given the time to breach the Liverpool back line. Struggled to shake off the attentions of Lucas but did offer a little creative spark.
The Frenchman was threatening from the off, flying down the left towards Martin Kelly and jinking inside on to his right-foot, creating a chance for himself as early as the 6th minute, only to see Jamie Carragher make a superb block. Industrious if a little ineffective out on the wing.
Looked to get in the faces of Martin Skrtel and Jamie Carragher and created space for Wigan's pacier attacking players to look to exploit. Lacked a deftness of touch when the ball was delivered to feet but was still a danger to the hosts.
- 12 M. Pollitt
- 13 S. Caldwell
- 23 R. Stam
- 14 Jordi Gómez
Came on immediately after Gohouri's equalizer as Roberto Martinez looked to take the game to Liverpool. The Man United loanee certainly looks a quality prospect, showing a number of fine touches on the left hand side.
Was brought on for Ben Watson with 18 minutes remaining but struggled to make much of an impact.
- 7 F. Di Santo