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January 5, 2014 3:00 PM GMT
Anfield — Liverpool
Referee:‬ S. Attwell‎
Attendance:‬ 44102‎
 
54′ Iago Aspas
 
82′ (OG) James Tarkowski
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Liverpool 2-0 Oldham Athletic

Brendan Rodgers' side eventually eased into the fourth round as an Iago Aspas strike and an own goal from James Tarkowski set up a tie against either Bournemouth or Burton Albion

By Tom Maston at Anfield

  • Bradley Jones
    0
    0
    3.00

    Bradley Jones

    Got off to a good start with an assured catch from a corner, and never really looked back. Distributed well and didn't look an understudy.

  • Aly Cissokho
    1
    0
    3.00

    Aly Cissokho

    One of his better showings in a red shirt as he got forward well on the left-hand side and marshalled Rooney well on the rare occasions Oldham got forward.

  • Daniel Agger
    0
    0
    3.00

    Daniel Agger

    Won plenty of defensive headers and made a key block when Philliskirk looked to play Clarke-Harris through on goal. Also a threat from set-pieces.

  • Kolo Toure
    1
    0
    3.00

    Kolo Toure

    Used his physical presence well in looking after lone striker Clarke-Harris and was on hand to make numerous clearances upfield.

  • Martin Kelly
    1
    0
    3.50

    Martin Kelly

    Got forward well, especially in the first half, and showed more application with his final ball than Johnson in recent weeks. Dealt with Petrasso's pace admirably.

  • Jordan Henderson
    0
    0
    3.50

    Jordan Henderson

    The pick of the home players in the first half, he spread the play fantastically with diagonal passes aplenty. Faded as the match wore on but this was still another good display.

  • Raheem Sterling
    0
    2
    3.50

    Raheem Sterling Top of the Match

    His pace caused problems in the first half though his final ball was almost always lacking. Much better after the break as he laid on a goal for Aspas before his late shot was diverted in by Tarkowski.

  • Steven Gerrard
    0
    1
    3.00

    Steven Gerrard

    Being utilised in a defensive role in the first period meant his influence on the game was almost non-existent. Was much better in the second half when he pushed forward, almost scoring with a header from a Coutinho corner.

  • Victor Moses
    0
    0
    2.00

    Victor Moses Flop of the Match

    Pace caused problems early on but soon found life difficult whenever he got on the ball. Poor touches and runs into dead ends were regular features before he was replaced at the break.

  • Iago Aspas
    0
    1
    2.50

    Iago Aspas

    A lack of movement in the first half meant he struggled to get involved in the game. His second-half goal seemed to breed confidence, and he almost added a second with a header that hit the post.

  • Luis Alberto
    0
    0
    3.00

    Luis Alberto

    Went closest of anyone in the first half as he stung Oxley's palms as well as curling wide. The odd poor touch may have led to him being substituted at half-time.

Substitutions

  • Lucas Leiva
    1
    1
    3.00

    Lucas Leiva

    Helped sure up the hosts' midfield and kept the ball well in his defensive role.

  • Coutinho
    1
    0
    3.50

    Coutinho

    Gave Liverpool much more attacking potency and really should have found the net himself. Showed himself to be that extra level.

  • Luis Suárez
    0
    0
    2.50

    Luis Suárez

    Had little time to make an impact after appearing late on.

  • Mark Oxley
    0
    0
    3.00

    Mark Oxley

    Had no chance with Aspas' goal and saved well from Alberto in first half and Coutinho after the break. Commanded his area well.

  • Jonathan Grounds
    0
    0
    3.00

    Jonathan Grounds

    A real rock at the heart of the Oldham defence as he cleared almost everything Sterling sent into the box in the first period. His day was spoiled by the misplaced pass that led to Liverpool's second goal.

  • Genseric Kusunga
    0
    0
    3.00

    Genseric Kusunga

    Dealt with Moses' pace well in the first half as he won plenty of tackles. His aerial presence also helped from set-pieces.

  • James Tarkowski
    0
    0
    3.50

    James Tarkowski

    Showed enough to suggest that he can play at a higher level as he brought the ball out of defence well and marshalled Aspas throughout. Was unfortunate to see his deflection go in late on.

  • James Wesolowski
    0
    0
    3.00

    James Wesolowski

    Worked tirelessly in the middle of the park as he made countless interceptions and tough tackles. Skied an effort wide in the second half.

  • Korey Smith
    0
    0
    2.50

    Korey Smith

    Booked inside the first minute for a petulant challenge on Gerrard, meaning he was subdued for much of the first period. Got better after the break.

  • David Mellor
    0
    0
    3.00

    David Mellor

    Did well to deal with Sterling in the first period, but not quite good enough to stop the cross for Aspas' goal. His set-pieces caused some problems.

  • Michael Petrasso
    0
    0
    3.00

    Michael Petrasso

    The quickest player on the pitch saw too little of the ball to really make an impact, though he almost grabbed an equaliser with a rasping drive that was parried by Jones.

  • Daniel Philliskirk
    0
    0
    3.00

    Daniel Philliskirk

    Looked assured on the ball and twice went close with efforts from outside the box. Almost put Clarke-Harris in during the first half, only for Agger to intercept.

  • Adam Rooney
    0
    0
    3.00

    Adam Rooney

    Showed some nice touches on the right when offered some space, and caused Cissokho some issues. Substituted in the second half.

  • J. Harris
    0
    0
    2.50

    J. Harris

    Isolated at times, though one run when up against Agger suggested he could have done more if he was given some support.

Substitutions

  • Anton Rodgers
    0
    0

    Anton Rodgers

    Had little time to make an impact after coming on late in the day.

  • James Dayton
    0
    0
    2.50

    James Dayton

    Struggled to get involved after coming on midway through the second half.

  • Gary Harkins
    0
    0
    3.00

    Gary Harkins

    Showed some neat touches on his debut though never really got a sight of goal.

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