Liverpool vs Everton: Match Ratings

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The Merseyside Derby ended a stalemate, with the game finishing a 1-1 draw despite both sides having solid chances throughout.

Liverpool took the lead midway through the second half, with captain Steven Gerrard scoring from a free kick before Everton scraped a point in the last minute via a thunderous strike by Phil Jagielka.

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Simon Mignolet - 7

Didn't have all that much to do all game and made some solid saves in both halves. The Belgian had no chance with Everton's goal however there were still times when he looked weary about coming to collect the ball.

Javier Manquillo - 7

Got forward well throughout the game and almost played in Mario Balotelli during the first half. Failed to track the run of Leighton Baines at times and must improve his awareness of opposing attackers.

Dejan Lovren  - 7

He play with much more confidence today and looked the player he was for Southampton last season. Made plenty of defensive headers and tackles and didn't allow Romelu Lukaku to get involved too much. A fairly quite afternoon for him.

Martin Skrtel - 7

The same can be said for the Slovakian as his fellow centre-back. Didn't put a foot wrong all game and looked more comfortable than previously. Seems to be starting to gel with the new defenders he has around him.

Alberto Moreno - 6.5

Gave Liverpool plenty of options going forward, bombing down the left-hand flank. Offered so much throughout and you can see his passion when he plays however the Spaniard gave away a few too many unnecessary fouls in dangerous areas.

Steven Gerrard - 7

Played a further role forward than he has been doing this season and it allowed the Liverpool captain to influence the game more. Gerrard made some excellent challenges and spread the ball very well and also struck with a fantastic free kick to give the Reds the lead.

Jordan Henderson - 8

He was superb throughout the game, especially in the first half. Worked hard and put some great tackles in. Henderson also looked a real threat going forward and made some slick passes to create chances, included one for Raheem Sterling late in the first half.

Adam Lallana - 7.5

Started very brightly and won the Reds free-kicks in some dangerous positions. The £25M star was buzzing in the first half and looked a serious threat going forwards. Lallana still done well in the second half, however, he faded as the game went on and didn't impact as much as expected.

Raheem Sterling - 8.5

The youngster was once again man of the match for his side. He is oozing confidence at the minute, and he looked superb throughout when attacking the Everton defence.

He caused plenty of problems for Tony Hibbert and Leighton Baines throughout the 90 minutes, and could have netted in the first half. He also created several chances for his side and exquisitely playing in Lazar Markovic with his unfavoured left foot from his own half.

Lazar Markovic - 4

A poor showing from the £20 million summer signing. It seems he is not yet up to the physical demands of the Premier league and was out-muscled off the ball far too often. Must improve

Mario Balotelli - 7

Balotelli did what he has been doing throughout his career. He looked lazy at times and lost the ball too easily, however he also dazzled the Everton defence.

The Italian should have netted when hitting the bar in the second half, however he done extremely well to win the ball off Gareth Barry and won the free kick that lead to the Liverpool goal.

Subs - Coutinho 6, Lambert 5


Tim Howard - 6.5 

Made some excellent stops throughout the game including a few from Mario Balotelli. However it seems he should have done better with the Steven Gerrard free kick, especially as he got a solid hand to the strike.

Tony Hibbert - 5

Drafted in for his first Premier League start in two years and really struggled against the pace of Raheem Sterling. He looked uncomfortable when the youngster was attacking him and didn't have any answers to the England star.

Phil Jagielka - 7.5

Did well dealing with the threat of Mario Balotelli, winning the ball off the Italian well. The England International looked more more confident than he has done this season and his goal which gave his side a point is a contender for goal of the year.

John Stones - 7.5

Similar to his fellow centre-back and also dispossessed Sterling on multiple occasions. Stones is slowly improving into a top defender and performances like against Liverpool will keep him in Roberto Martinez's starting XI.

Leighton Baines - 7

Got forward extremely well on the left hand side creating several chances. However, I would have liked him to run at Javier Manquillo more when he had the ball.

Gareth Barry - 6

Looked a little off the pace and was booked within the first minute of the game. That forced him to have to be careful for the rest of the game and didn't allow him to fulfil his true potential.

Muhamed Besic - 5.5

Didn't really know what his role was to play. The £4M signing was missing for large chunks of the game as he was in no man's land for much of the time he was on the field.

James McCarthy - 7.5

Controlled the Everton midfield and really done well. He looked comfortable on the ball and started some excellent attacks for his side. The Irishman also worked hard to help out his defence, including when he dispossessed Lazar Markovic when he was through on goal in the second period.

Kevin Mirallas - 6

Didn't get involved much for the first 30 minutes and was forced off the pitch due to a hamstring injury when he did finally look to threaten the Reds' goal.

Steven Naismith - 7.5

The Scot really impressed me this afternoon. He played slightly deeper than usual and found bundles of space when on the ball which started many an Everton attack. Naismith also worked hard to chase the Liverpool defence and midfield.

Romelu Lukaku - 6

The Belgian lacked real service up front and found it difficult against the Liverpool defence. He could have arguably has a penalty in the first half and won Everton a free kick in a dangerous position late on. Lukaku was forced to drop deeper to receive the ball several times which left nobody up front and he didn't have many chances except a header which he missed the ball.

Subs- McGeady 7, Browning 6.5, Eto'o 5.5

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