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November 4, 2012 4:00 PM GMT
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 period

By David Lynch at Anfield

  • Bradley Jones
    75
    32
    3.00

    Bradley Jones

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

  • José Enrique
    77
    71
    2.00

    José Enrique Flop of the Match

    Will struggle to play himself into contention with performances like this, despite his fine ball for Suarez's goal. Lost the ball regularly and struggled to defend against the excellent Ben Arfa.

  • Daniel Agger
    135
    15
    3.00

    Daniel Agger

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

  • Martin Skrtel
    128
    15
    3.00

    Martin Skrtel

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

  • Andre Wisdom
    63
    49
    3.00

    Andre Wisdom

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

  • Nuri Sahin
    89
    48
    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 team-mates and the opposition.

  • Steven Gerrard
    117
    59
    3.50

    Steven Gerrard

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

  • Joe Allen
    49
    38
    2.50

    Joe Allen

    Lost the ball more times than he perhaps in his entire Liverpool career. Looked off the pace after featuring in midweek.

  • Suso
    84
    36
    2.50

    Suso

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

  • Raheem Sterling
    115
    33
    3.00

    Raheem Sterling

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

  • Luis Suárez
    244
    22
    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
    43
    71
    3.00

    Stewart Downing

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

  • Jonjo Shelvey
    51
    104
    3.00

    Jonjo Shelvey

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

  • Tim Krul
    45
    13
    3.00

    Tim Krul

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

  • Fabricio Coloccini
    20
    50
    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
    35
    14
    3.00

    Davide Santon

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

  • James Perch
    12
    21

    James Perch

    Subbed early after taking a knock.

  • Steven Taylor
    14
    21
    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
    48
    10
    3.00

    Yohan Cabaye

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

  • Vurnon Anita
    30
    16
    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
    61
    13
    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
    21
    21
    3.00

    Jonas Gutierrez

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

  • Papiss Cissé
    25
    22
    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
    25
    22
    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
    15
    20
    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
    10
    22
    3.00

    Shane Ferguson

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

  • Sammy Ameobi
    16
    23
    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
29 0
Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
Striker
Liverpool
20 0
Yaya Touré Yaya Touré
Midfielder
Manchester City
18 6
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
Man Utd.
15 2
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Manchester City
15 0