Rarely tested by Liverpool, even in the visitors' good spells.
Had no trouble keeping Morgan quiet for much of the game, using his frame to good effect.
Did not have the busiest of nights but occasionally lost Adam Morgan due to the youngster's clever movement.
Got forward well at times and looked rarely threatened by any attacks on his side.
Did not have an awful lot to do as Liverpool laboured in attack.
Showed real quality on the ball, keeping hold of possession and passing well.
Broke up play well for the hosts until Suso's introduction increasingly threatened the space in front of the back four.
Did not have the attacking impact he might have liked and wasted an excellent opportunity to tee up his waiting team-mates after breaking free.
Given license to roam the pitch in a manner rarely seen in modern football. Blunted his own attacking qualities by subsequently dropping deep but rarely wasted the ball.
Flitted in and out of the game but produced a moment of genius to beat Coates and lob the onrushing Brad Jones. Wasted a couple of glorious chances in the second half.
Made Traore's mind up for him by rushing out of goal with the ball bouncing.
Kept things simple and showed a maturity in his midfield positioning which saw Anzhi struggle. Far from dominant, though.
Lost the ball in a dangerous situation which almost saw his side concede. Composed for the remainder.
Bamboozled by Traore's footwork as Liverpool conceded the opener but was impossible to beat after that.
Seemed to relish the additional opportunities to get forward but picked up his customary yellow card for an enthusiastic challenge.
Marshalled his fellow defenders well and produced a composed performance at the heart of defence.
Reluctant to play any difficult forward passes and wasted the Reds' best chance by cutting back when a shot was on in the box.
Did some excellent defensive work, even though that is not his strength. Might have done more going forward.
Much improved on his last outing in the Capital One Cup but did little more than show some nice touches.
Liverpool's most positive player, urging his team forward at every opportunity.
Worked hard but far from ruthless enough at the top end of the pitch.
Too easily pushed off the ball to play in the lone role he was handed as a substitute.
Gave Liverpool real impetus, charging down the left in tandem with Downing.
Looked a cut above his team-mates after coming on and created some real openings with his ability to run with the ball.