Player Ratings

Liverpool player ratings and analysis from the Premier League, League Cup, FA Cup, and Europa League. You can also leave your own player ratings. Each Liverpool player playing in the game is given a rating out of ten.

The LFC player ratings are based on performances in the game from a subjective point of view, and not based necessarily on statistics alone. Passing statistics, goals scored, assists made, tackles made, shots saved, and other similar statistics may be taken into account, but the ratings are based on how the player performed in the game as a whole.

Everyone has their own opinion on different players, and how they performed in the game, and there will be room to leave your comments at the bottom of each player ratings article. You can also choose your own Liverpool FC man of the match if you think the choice made on the site is wrong!

A summary of the players performance in the game may be given next to the rating, to explain why they got an expecially high or low rating. The Liverpool player ratings on this site are out of 10, and it’s rare any player will score above 8 or below 5. Click here for a rough guide to the player ratings used on the site.

Jan 202016
Liverpool 3, Exeter City 0 - LFC Player Ratings & Tactics

Liverpool 3, Exeter City 0 Anfield, Liverpool (43,292) Liverpool scorers: Allen 10′, Ojo 74′, J. Teixeira 82′ Player Ratings Simon Mignolet – 6.5 Didn’t have anything to do but gets a .5 on top of the average 6 for wirking with Tiago Ilori to help organise an inexperienced back line. Connor Randall – 6 Grew with confidence as the game went on, and made some good forays into the opposition half just before he was brought off early in the second half. Tiago Ilori – 7 Was in charge of controlling the defensive line, occasionally reminding José Enrique to maintain his position continue reading

Jan 132016
Liverpool 3, Arsenal 3 - LFC Player Ratings & Tactics

Liverpool 3, Arsenal 3 Anfield, Liverpool (44,109) Liverpool scorer:sFirmino 10′, 19′Allen 90′ Arsenal scorers: Ramsey 14′Giroud 25′, 55′ Player Ratings Simon Mignolet – 5 Beaten by an Aaron Ramsey shot at his near post which he didn’t look set for despite having time to asses the situation. Deflected Giroud’s flick from a corner into the net, and didn’t command his six yard box, never mind the rest of his area. Nathaniel Clyne – 6 Struggled in attack with Ibe down the right, but is generally reassuring in his position. Kolo Touré – 6 In the week that centre-back Steven Caulker joined continue reading

Dec 262015
Liverpool 1, Leicester 0 - LFC Player Ratings & Tactics

Liverpool 1, Leicester City 0 Anfield, Liverpool (44,123) Liverpool scorer: Benteke 63′ (pen) Player Ratings Simon Mignolet – 7 Made a couple of good saves on his return to the side, including an important one in the first half from Mahrez which he managed to divert over the bar. Nathaniel Clyne – 6.5 More of the same from the steady Liverpool and England right back. Does his defensive duties well and gets forward when needed, but can improve his play in the final third. Dejan Lovren – 7.5 Replaced Skrtel at right centre-back and looked to be a slight improvement continue reading

Dec 202015
Watford 3, Liverpool 0 - LFC Player Ratings & Tactics

Watford 3, Liverpool 0 Vicarage Road, Watford (20,707) Watford scorers: Aké 3′ Ighalo 15′, 85′ Player Ratings Adam Bogdan – 4.5 A dropped cross in the opening minutes of his league debut put his team in trouble from the start. Even though he had hold of the ball and should have had a free kick, it was still a wholly unconvincing piece of play from the man Liverpool dubbed “safe hands” on an ill-advised pre-match Snapchat post. Nathaniel Clyne – 5.5 Right-back Martin Skrtel – 4.5 Beaten for pace, power, and guile by the Watford strike pair. Should have dealt with Ighalo, but continue reading

Dec 062015
Newcastle 2, Liverpool 0 - LFC Player Ratings & Tactics

Newcastle United 2, Liverpool 0 St. James’ Park, Newcastle (52,363) Newcastle scorer: Cisse 19′, 59′ Player Ratings Simon Mignolet – 6 Nathaniel Clyne – 6 More of the same from Clyne, but suffered along with the rest of the team as the system broke down thanks to the failure of several key players to perform their role. Martin Skrtel – 5 Struggles against pace on the counter, and in games like this the lack of defensive leadership is exposed. Despite his age and experience he’s still unable to be this leader. Dejan Lovren – 6 Slightly more assured than Skrtel as continue reading

Nov 262015
Liverpool 2, Bordeaux 1 - LFC Player Ratings & Tactics

Liverpool 2, Bordeaux 1 Anfield, Liverpool (42,525) Liverpool scorer: Milner 38′ (pen), Benteke 45′ Bordeaux scorer: Saivet 33′ Simon Mignolet – 5.5 Culpable for the first goal after holding onto the ball in the area for about half an hour, giving away an indirect free kick in the area from which Saivet scored. Had made an earlier error when he came out of his box to head the ball clear, but instead headed it sideways into the path of a Bordeaux attacked. Made a good intervention later on when Saivet sent in another stinging free kick from outside the area. Nathaniel Clyne continue reading

Nov 212015
Manchester City 1, Liverpool 4 - LFC Tactics & Player Ratings

Manchester City 1, Liverpool 4 Etihad Stadium, Manchester (54,444) Liverpool scorers: Mangala 7′ (og), Coutinho 23′, Firmino 32′, Skrtel 81′ Manchester City scorer: Agüero 44′ Player Ratings Simon Mignolet – 5.5 Poor with his kicking as usual, and had little to do other than pick Aguero’s strike out of the net when he was beaten (by an excellent shot) from distance. Nathaniel Clyne – 6.5 Made a few errors early on including a poor cross when through on goal, and delaying to long when presented with a great chance to play Lallana in, meaning his team-mate was offside. Settled in after that, despite continue reading

Nov 052015
Rubin Kazan 0, Liverpool 1 - LFC Player Ratings & Tactics

Rubin Kazan 0, Liverpool 1 Kazan Arena, Kazan Liverpool scorer: Ibe 52′ Player Ratings Simon Mignolet – N/A Had little to do, if anything. Spilled a cross with ten minutes to go just to keep things interesting. Nathaniel Clyne – 7 Got forward well down the right, and helped out in defence when needed. Occasionally drifted inside to confuse the opposition defence, and create space for Ibe and Firmino. Dejan Lovren – 7 Passed the ball well and looked untroubled in his unfamiliar position of right centre back. Made a good recovering tackle in the second half, and almost scored continue reading

Nov 012015
Chelsea 1, Liverpool 3 - LFC Player Ratings & Tactics

Chelsea 1, Liverpool 3 Stamford Bridge, London (41,577) Liverpool Scorers: Coutinho (45′, 74′), Benteke (83′) Chelsea scorer: Ramires 4′ Player Ratings Simon Mignolet – 6 Wasn’t able to stop Ramires’s close range header early on, and had little else to do. Pawed away a long range Oscar effort in the second half. Nathaniel Clyne – 6 Got forward well on the right, but struggles to pick the right option in the final third. Defended solidly enough. Martin Skrtel – 6.5 Took the captains armband in the second half and was often in the right place at the right time to clear up. continue reading

Oct 282015
Liverpool 1, Bournemouth 0 - LFC Player Ratings & Tactics

Liverpool 1, Bournemouth 0 Anfield, Liverpool (41,948) Liverpool scorer: Clyne 17′ Player Ratings *Adam Bogdan – 7.5 Made a few really good saves in the first half from Junior Stanislas which were a big reason for the clean-sheet, and a big reason some of his team-mates mistakes weren’t noticed as much as they might have been. Kicks the ball with more conviction than Mignolet, and isn’t afraid to come off his line. Made another good save in injury time from Ritchie. Nathaniel Clyne – 7 Was playing out of position at left back but put in a good performance. Scored his continue reading

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