Europa League Player Ratings: Liverpool 3-0 Lille OSC (Agg 3-1)

Gerrard and Torres fire Reds into last eight.
LIVERPOOL

Pepe Reina - 7 - Made a vital stop to keep out Hazard at 1-0.

Glen Johnson - 7 - The England man was able to get forward well, testing Landreau with one strike and offering plenty of attacking support to Kuyt.

Jamie Carragher - 7 - In the right place to make a series of big defensive headers, but caught out for pace by Hazard at the end of the first half.

Daniel Agger - 7 - Came close to a goal with a couple of glancing headers in the first half, and was always happy to play from the back.

Emiliano Insúa - 8 - Harshly booked for a block on Obraniak, the left-back was steady and composed in front of the watching Diego Maradona.

Javier Mascherano - 7.5 - Was at his pugnacious best, winning back possession and spreading the play. Covered an incredible amount of ground.

Lucas - 7.5 - Restored to the line-up after Aquilani's virus, the Brazilian earnt his side a penalty with a barnstorming break into the box. Looked eager to prove a point in the Italian's absence, and was getting forward at every opportunity. Slowed after the break.

Dirk Kuyt - 6 - Put in a stellar shift down the right in the first half, delivering one ball of immense quality for Torres to head wide. Irritated the crowd with a few careless touches, and was probably lucky to last the 90 minutes.

Steven Gerrard - 8 - Converted an eighth minute penalty nervelessly, and was very much in the mood as he drove his team forward. Created Torres' second with a typical driving run and strike.

Ryan Babel - 8 - Dragged an early chance wide after bright play, but was keen and eager throughout. His punt upfield created Torres' goal, and his work-rate ensured him a great response from the crowd. Replaced by Benayoun for the last ten minutes.

Fernando Torres - 9 - Crowded out after a fantastic dribble early on, he went close with a towering back-post header, before beating Landreau with a beautifully composed finish, and grabbing the crucial third in stoppage time. A booking for dissent was the only mark against his name in another world class performance.

Substitutes

Yossi Shai Benayoun - 6 - On for Babel with ten minutes to go.

Sotiris Kyrgiakos - N/A - Last minute sub for Agger.

David Ngog - N/A - On late for Torres.


LILLE OSC

Mickaël Landreau - 6.5 - Beaten by Gerrard's penalty, the former France 'keeper fielded one effort from Lucas well. Unable to keep out Torres after the break, but denied Kuyt well and was unlucky to see his fine save from Gerrard fall to the Spanish master late on.

Franck Beria - 6 - Worried by the persistent running of Babel, though he improved markedly after the break.

Adil Rami - 4 - Hung a leg out to concede the penalty on Lucas, and was visibly unsettled by Torres' runs into the channels. Allowed a nothing ball from Babel to bounce past him for the second goal.

Aurélien Chedjou - 6 - Terrorized by Torres in the opening exchanges, but recovered and made some big blocks and tackles.

Emerson Conceicao - 5 - Afforded too much space to Johnson and Kuyt down the Liverpool right, and was unable to offer a reliable outlet.

Florent Balmont - 7 - The pocket-sized midfielder was neat and tidy in possession, and looked like he had the ability to make things happen. Surprisingly taken off with 20 minutes remaining as Lille chased the game.

Rio Antonio Mavuba - 7 - Sat incredibly deep, in a bid to stifle Gerrard's influence, but found the Reds skipper in fine form. Passed the ball well from his quarter-back role, but nothing to trouble the Reds back-line.

Yohan Cabaye - 5 - Very quiet, unlike the first leg. Booked for a show of dissent after a foul on Babel.

Ludovic Obraniak - 6 - Delivered some semi-dangerous set-pieces, but did very little in open play, as he seemed more intent on arguing with the referee.

Eden Hazard - 6 - Opened Liverpool up on 33 minutes with a surging run that drew a fine save from Reina, but was otherwise kept relatively quiet - despite his obvious class in possession.

Pierre-Alain Frau - 5 - Had no impact on the game - save one neat link up with Hazard - and was replaced by Toure before the hour mark.

Substitutes

Jerry Vandam - N/A - On for Hazard late on to add a physical presence.

Pierre-Ermerick Aubameyang - 6 - On for Balmont, and swiftly side-footed over the bar.

Larsen Touré - 6 - On for the quiet Frau, he boasted a physical presence and started to unsettle Agger.

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