Composed between the sticks and distributed the ball well. In this form he could provide a genuine threat to Reina's status as No.1.
Never missed a tackle against a dangerous Anzhi frontline and also saw a shot after a marauding run go just wide of the post.
Dovetailed brilliantly with Agger, attacking every loose ball and keeping Eto'o, then Traore, very quiet.
A touch careless in possession but tracked his men well going back. Subbed at half-time in preparation for the derby.
Another mature showing from the youngster at full-back. Occasionally held the ball for too long but solid in defence.
Rarely wasted possession but looks like he could do with the comfort of a genuine holding midfielder to really get going.
Showed clever touches on occasions but can occasionally allow games to pass him by given his tender years and that seemed to happen here.
Still looks some way from his best but performed with discipline without a natural holding midfielder behind him.
Absolutely appalling in the first half as an attacker but much improved in the second as a makeshift full-back. Took his goal brilliantly on his wrong foot and made a case for Brendan Rodgers switching Johnson back to the right in games such as this.
An absolute livewire on the left-hand side, giving the opposing full-back an incredibly difficult night. Made a compelling case for further starts in the Premier League, showcasing his pace, touch and dribbling skills.
Tormented the Anzhi defenders but struggled to get a real sight of goal all night. Perhaps needs to do more in front of goal - or could do with some help in January.
Showed safe hands whenever tested by Liverpool but could do little about Downing's wonder-strike.
Turned easily by Suarez prior to a Shelvey miss but blocked several shots from the edge of the box to keep his side in it.
His clumsy challenge on Suarez which brought him a yellow card was indicative of the difficulty he had in tracking the Uruguayan to deep areas.
Showed some lovely touches on the ball and snuffed out danger at the edge of the box on several occasions.
Dealt with Downing with ease in the first half and did well to keep tabs on the infinitely more lively Sterling thereafter.
Bamboozled by Assaidi's footwork and contributed little going forward. Substituted on the hour mark.
Showed some nice touches and a willingness to get forward in support of the attack. Denied by some excellent defending.
Perhaps the quietest of the midfield three as he struggled to close up the space which Suarez so often exploits in front of the back four.
Showed all of his pace to support Eto'o well in attack but was harried well by Johnson.
Less of a threat than his team-mates in attack and rightly substituted after an hour.
Dropped into deep positions in search of the ball and produced several threatening runs to worry Agger and Skrtel.