[Player Ratings] Liverpool 3-3 Arsenal: Giroud & Firmino Impress In Thriller

By on January 13, 2016

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Liverpool struck in injury time to rescue a 3-3 draw with Arsenal in a thriller at Anfield on Wednesday night. Here are ratings from the game:

Liverpool

Mignolet 6/10 | Beaten at his near post for the first and should certainly have done better with the Arsenal second.

Clyne 6/10 | Got forward on plenty of occasions but his final ball was lacking at times.

Sakho 7/10 | Solid in the air and had a good battle with Giroud. Good distribution too.

Toure 6/10 | Caught out of position at times and could have done better for the third goal.

Moreno 6/10 | Was a real threat down his flank but didn’t have his shooting boots on as he failed to hit the target with his five efforts at goal.

Can 7/10 | Excellent early on as he bosses the midfield but his influence faded as the game went on.

Milner 5.5/10 | Didn’t look 100% fit but he did grab an assist.

Henderson 7.5/10 | Tireless effort in the middle of the park and made several interceptions to break up Arsenal’s play.

Lallana 7/10 | Pressed from the front and got himself into some dangerous positions – especially in the first half.

Ibe 6.5/10 | Had a good battle up against Monreal but one he ultimately lost out on.

Firmino 8.5/10 | Well taken opener but his second was sensational. Unplayable at times during the first half but influence faded after the break.

Subs:

Benteke 6.5/10 | Played a key role in setting up the equaliser.

Allen 7/10 | Scored the third with his first touch. Superb-sub.

Caulker N/A

Arsenal

Cech  6/10 | Could have done better to prevent the first and third goals. Otherwise solid.

Bellerin  7/10 | A real threat going forward and played a key role in creating the third goal – although the Spaniard struggled at the back.

Koscielny 6.5/10 | Disappointing by his high standards. Poor in the air and made just one tackle.

Mertesacker   6/10 | Struggled with the movement of the Liverpool front line. Made some rash clearances.

Monreal  7/10 | Made some important tackles and shackled Ibe well down his flank. Not as influential going forward though.

Flamini 6/10 | Struggled at times to get to grips in midfield as he was largely outnumbered.

Ramsey 7/10 | A superb finish to level things up at 1-1 but like his midfield partner, Ramsey failed to dominate in the middle of the park.

Campbell 8/10 | Another excellent display from the Costa Rican. Stunning pass set-up Ramsey for Arsenal’s first goal and was a real threat throughout.

Ozil 7/10 | More influential as the game wore on and showed off some silky touches. Grabbed another assist.

Walcott 6/10 | Partially at fault for the first goal after losing the ball on the edge of his own area. Was a threat going forward but made some poor decisions at times.

Giroud 8.5/10 | Showed a strikers instinct for his first but his second was outstanding. Worked the line well and held the ball up superbly at times.

Subs:

Oxlade-Chamberlain 6/10 | No real impact on the game.

Gibbs 6/10 | On to provide some protection

Arteta (N/A)

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