A makeshift Liverpool FC were held to a disappointing 1-1 draw at Anfield in the UEFA Europa League by Swiss minnows FC Sion, leading to boos ringing out at Anfield. We look at individual player performances, which were flat in general, and rate them.
Liverpool FC are third in their Europa League Group after the 1-1 draw at Anfield against Swiss side FC Sion, who are 5th in the 10-team Swiss league.
The night saw no Liverpool FC player standout, with the majority of the star players rested or starting from the bench. Liverpool went in the game without Daniel Sturridge, Martin Skrtel, Mamadou Sakho, Alberto Moreno and James Milner, with Coutinho and Moreno coming off the bench.
Simon Mignolet – 6
The goalkeeper had little to do in the game and was helpless when FC Sion scored. However, his command of the area leaves a lot to be desired with, as Reds defence constantly looks for a leader in the back.
Nathaniel Clyne – 5
Clyne has been ever-present for Liverpool FC this season and has generally been the best player in the defence for the Reds.
The former Southampton man started well, but then, his poor pass in the first half led to Sion counter-attacking and scoring the equalizer. Did not contribute much to the attack.
Joe Gomez – 5
Gomez was tested by a sharp Sion attack in what was another game full of learnings for the talented young defender. Gomez was at fault for the equalizer, when he got sucked in too far in-field, leading to space being created behind him where the through ball was launched.
Emre Can – 6
Can plays the libero role at the back for the Reds. However, he failed to create any impact on the game that would make him stand out.
. Kolo Toure – 6
Toure nearly stole the show when his brilliant overhead kick struck the crossbar at the Kop end. The Ivorian was solid at the back without being spectacular when called upon a few times when Sion attacked.
Jordon Ibe – 5
Ibe had a quite game again, although he was much better going forward last night then he has been in recent games. The English winger was moved from left to right in the second half. He was caught slightly in the build up to Sion’s goal.
Jordan Rossiter – 6
Rossiter had a decent game, growing in the game after the interval and kept things simple in general.
Adam Lallana – 6
Lallana scored an early goal in the 4th minute to give the Reds the lead. The English international has found himself outside of the starting XI since his return from the injury, but staked his claim for a position at the weekend against Everton with a decent showing and neat finishing for the goal.
Divock Origi – 6
Origi’s run helped set-up the winner for Adam Lallana; however, the forward’s wasteful finishing let the Reds down a number of times, leading to manager Brendan Rodgers criticizing him in the post-match press conference.
Danny Ings – 6
Ings has been one of the shining lights in the season so far. The forward has been recently called up to the national side having scored twice in his last three starts for the Reds. Ings could have scored if it was not for the Swiss side’s goalkeeper. His inability to control an Adam Lallana pass also came to haunt him as he ended a nearly night for himself without a goal.
Alberto Moreno – 6
Moreno came on for Nathaniel Clyne early in the second half. However, he was not able to have much of an impact on the game as he hardly got the possession of the ball.
Coutinho – 6
Coutinho came on in the 60th minute for Danny Ings and had a largely quiet night in comparison to his latest exploits.
Mamadou Sakho – NA
Sakho came on as a late replacement for Kolo Toure and hardly had a chance to create an impact on the game.