Liverpool player ratings v Everton: Mignolet simply brilliant as Allen fails to impress

Mignolet

Liverpool managed to get a late goal to gain a point against rivals Everton, and here is who stood out.

Simon Mignolet - 9/10 MOTM - The Belgian keeper was simply brilliant despite letting in three goals. He managed to keep out his countryman Romelu Lukaku for a large part of the game, but simply couldn't keep up the superman act for long as Lukaku finally broke him down. He frustrated Everton with his brilliance and if not for his form it could have been a different story.

Glen Johnson - 5/10 - The England international was off the boil as he struggled to keep up with the intensity of the Everton attack. He made a mistake that allowed Everton to get one-on-one with Mignolet but thankfully his goalkeeper managed to save his blushes. He did, however, stand red faced when the on-loan Chelsea striker rose above him to put Everton 3-2 up.

Daniel Agger - 5/10 - The Danish defender along with the his defensive partner Skrtel looked a little disjointed. The amount of times Everton were able to cut them open with ease was worrying for the Liverpool fans and management and Everton just had them at odds-end.

Martin Skrtel - 5/10 - Exactly the same as Agger, they just never looked stable and Lukaku in particular had them worried.

Jon Flanagan - 5/10 - He was much better in the second half, but wasn't overly convincing and tried to play it safe a lot of the time. Kevin Mirallas definitely had the better of him for the majority of the game.

Lucas - 6/10 - The Brazilian added a little bit of stability in the Liverpool midfield as he looked to break up play.  He found himself exposed a number of times, but definitely gave Liverpool a much needed defensive edge.

Joe Allen - 5/10 - A largely ineffective performance was coupled with the miss of the season. The 23-year-old found himself seven yards out and still managed to miss the goal, a largely disappointing cherry on a fairly bland cake.

Steven Gerrard - 6/10 - Liverpool's captain was involved in a fairly erratic performance. He produced some lovely passes which gave Liverpool another dimension, but lost the ball easily at times. He gave away a few niggling fouls which Liverpool could have done without. A beautifully weighted free-kick in the second half saved his blushes and notched him up a mark.

Philippe Coutinho - 7/10 - The Liverpool play-maker was very much on his game and showed a lot of class around the box, unfortunately couldn't make more of an impact as he looked like a real thorn in Everton's side. However, took his goal very well, under pressure. 

Luis Suarez - 9/10 - The Liverpool striker only beaten by Mignolet for the man of the match award, showed himself at his very best. He continued through-out the game to work hard for the team, and looked to produce chances every time he had the ball. The free-kick he scored from was simply sublime, no other word for it. 

Daniel Sturridge - 7/10 - He came on, showed his intelligence as a striker to grab the late equaliser. Pulling away from his man, he found space at the near post to send his glancing header past Tim Howard. 

Victor Moses - 6/10 - He was fairly quiet for large parts, but so very nearly won it in the end. Good movement in the box gave him a chance with his head, but saw his header go over the bar. 

image: © Ronnie Macdonald

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