[PLAYER RATINGS] Liverpool 1-1 Man Utd: How The Reds Got On….

By on October 17, 2011

Liverpool FC drew with Manchester United on Saturday with a Hernandez goal canceling out Steven Gerrard’s free kick on his first start in almost 6 months. So, how did the reds get on?

Pepe Reina

Had nothing much to do throughout apart from that punt from a goal kick. Couldn’t do anything to stop Manchester United’s only shot on target though. Guided his defenders through the course of the match.

Player Rating: 6

Martin Kelly

Did fantastically well to keep Ashley Young quiet. Young had a very, very ordinary game by his standards.

Player Rating: 7

Jamie Carragher

Kept the Liverpool FC defensive line in shape. Cleared the dangerous situations with that signature hoof of his.

Player Rating: 7

Martin Skrtel

Provided a bright spark when he charged all the way into the Manchester United penalty box from the halfway line. Otherwise, he had a very ordinary game, could have reacted faster to Welbeck’s flick-on to prevent Hernandez from scoring.

Player Rating: 6

Jose Enrique

Didn’t allow for Park Ji Sung to do much at all throughout the course of the game. Put in a couple of quality crosses in the box and deserved to be on the winning side.

Player Rating: 8

Charlie Adam

Wasn’t allowed too much time to dictate the game, but did win the free kick that Gerrard converted with a surging run towards De Gea.

Player Rating: 7

Lucas Leiva

His yellow card restricted his ability to go in for tackles a little, but was pretty confident sitting in front of the back 4.

Player Rating: 6.5

Dirk Kuyt

Had a glorious chance to win it right at the death. Otherwise, lost the ball a total of 6 times whilst dribbling alone. Would have preferred it if Bellamy or Carroll started ahead of him.

Player Rating: 6

Steven Gerrard

The captain is back. A typically influential display from our captain and inspired the fight for all 3 points. A superbly taken goal.

Player Rating: 8

Stewart Downing

Provided quality from the wings sometimes, but was very quiet. He was particularly quiet following a dive when Patrice Evra came him and tackled him.

Player Rating: 6.5

Luis Suarez

Deserved a goal for his efforts as a target man. Could have played a bit higher up the pitch for the midfielders to pick him out, but he still had a solid game.

Player Rating: 7

Subs

Jordan Henderson

The game changer. Made Gerrard drop back but played the attacking midfielder role to good effect. Came close to scoring the winner towards the end on two separate occasions.

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One Comment

  1. Scoot

    October 17, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Actually, I think Downing had a bad game compared to Kuyt. Enrique was the one putting in the crosses. Would have preferred Bellamy to have come in for Downing around the 65th min mark.

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