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February 11, 2013 8:00 PM GMT
Anfield — Liverpool
Referee:‬ J. Moss‎
Attendance:‬ 44752‎
 
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Liverpool 0-2 West Brom

Brendan Rodgers's side dominated possession and the chances at Anfield on Monday evening but were hit by two late goals from Gareth McAuley and substitute Romelu Lukaku

By David Lynch at Anfield

  • Pepe Reina
    37
    63
    3.00

    Pepe Reina

    Had almost nothing to do as Liverpool dominated matters. Alert around his box.

  • Glen Johnson
    26
    99
    2.50

    Glen Johnson

    Had perhaps his poorest game in 18 months. Defended well but lost the ball continually on the break.

  • José Enrique
    26
    78
    3.00

    José Enrique

    Showed his tendency to overplay when in possession but a remarkable ability to win it back. A mixed night for the Spaniard.

  • Daniel Agger
    25
    128
    3.00

    Daniel Agger

    Had plenty of joy taking the ball from the back as Carragher kept a watchful eye on Long. Went close with a header in the first half.

  • Jamie Carragher
    84
    35
    3.00

    Jamie Carragher

    Did not allow Long to expose his lack of pace by sticking tightly to the diminutive striker. An intelligent performance.

  • Steven Gerrard
    53
    81
    3.00

    Steven Gerrard

    Helped Liverpool control the midfield but couldn't find the necessary attacking spark during his numerous forays forward. Missed a penalty the hosts had not deserved.

  • Jordan Henderson
    73
    36
    3.00

    Jordan Henderson

    As industrious as ever in the middle of the park and perhaps unfortunate to substituted in the second half.

  • Stewart Downing
    102
    26
    3.50

    Stewart Downing

    The Reds' most incisive attacking player. Beat his man regularly but was let down by his team-mates' wastefulness with the ball.

  • Lucas Leiva
    70
    32
    3.00

    Lucas Leiva

    Tackled brilliantly and ensured that West Brom's threat on the counterattack was negligible throughout.

  • Jonjo Shelvey
    25
    132
    2.00

    Jonjo Shelvey Flop of the Match

    Did not justify his recent calls for more playing time with a poor showing. Rightly taken off as Liverpool looked for a goal.

  • Luis Suárez
    55
    93
    2.50

    Luis Suárez

    Missed the space created by Sturridge's runs and was often dragged wide - as was the case during the Reds' run of form early in the season. Dived to win a penalty which was justly missed.

Substitutions

  • Raheem Sterling
    60
    33
    3.00

    Raheem Sterling

    Added pace to an anaemic attack.

  • Coutinho
    95
    28
    3.00

    Coutinho

    Had little time to make a telling impact as a late substitute.

  • Fabio Borini
    28
    85
    3.00

    Fabio Borini

    Missed an excellent chance to put his side ahead after coming on but was later denied by a fine save from Foster.

  • Ben Foster
    172
    6
    4.00

    Ben Foster Top of the Match

    Man of the match by a long way. Pulled off several stunning stops and capped an excellent performance with a fine penalty save.

  • Steven Reid
    19
    8
    2.50

    Steven Reid

    Generally solid bar a mad five minutes in the first half in which he shanked the ball over his own bar and scythed down Suarez.

  • Jonas Olsson
    39
    5
    3.50

    Jonas Olsson

    Put up a typically stoic resistance in the face of wave after wave of Liverpool attack. Dealt with Suarez excellently and did not deserve to concede a soft penalty.

  • Liam Ridgewell
    18
    8
    2.50

    Liam Ridgewell

    Beaten time and time again by Downing but rarely punished due to Liverpool's profligacy up top.

  • Gareth McAuley
    40
    2
    3.50

    Gareth McAuley

    Rode his luck at times but played a huge part in stemming the Liverpool threat. Took his header well.

  • Claudio Yacob
    19
    7
    2.50

    Claudio Yacob

    Part of a midfield which was dominated from start to finish. Had it easy up against the wasteful Shelvey but was overrun in the second period.

  • James Morrison
    22
    5
    3.00

    James Morrison

    Another runner out wide who did little with the ball. His work rate, however, could not be faulted.

  • Chris Brunt
    16
    5
    2.50

    Chris Brunt

    Worked hard in midfield but showed little quality in possession as West Brom were dominated.

  • Graham Dorrans
    15
    7
    2.00

    Graham Dorrans

    Spent much of the game tracking back down his wing. Offered very little on the counter.

  • Youssouf Mulumbu
    28
    5
    2.50

    Youssouf Mulumbu

    Found pockets of space behind the Liverpool midfield on a number of occasions but wasted them repeatedly.

  • Shane Long
    25
    4
    3.00

    Shane Long

    Worked incredibly hard as a lone frontman given little assistance by his team-mates. Did not get much joy on the ball but it was hardly his fault.

Substitutions

  • Romelu Lukaku
    153
    4
    3.50

    Romelu Lukaku

    His physical presence clearly provided the distraction for McAuley to head home. Took his goal brilliantly.

  • Marc-Antoine Fortune
    13
    7
    2.00

    Marc-Antoine Fortune

    Had little time to make an impact.

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