Liverpool player ratings v Newcastle: Gerrard plays captain’s role

Player ratings for Liverpool as they stage a comeback victory over Newcastle United at Anfield.

Liverpool came from behind to defeat Newcastle United 2-1 at Anfield and finish second in the Premier League on Sunday.

It did not start well for Brendan Rodgers’ side as they fell behind after just 18 minutes, but the Reds staged a comeback in the second half to end their 2013-14 campaign with a win and finish two points behind champions Manchester City.

Here are our player ratings for Liverpool.

Simon Mignolet 7

The Belgian goalkeeper did not have much to do in the second half, but he did make two saves in the first 45 minutes.

Glen Johnson 6

The England right-back looked uncertain in possession in the first half, but did improve slightly after the break.

Daniel Agger 6

The Danish centre-back had a good game in defence and also scored the equaliser for the home side.

Martin Skrtel 5

The Slovakia international central defender had a disappointing game and scored an own goal that he could have dealt better with.

Jon Flanagan 5

The youngster would be disappointed with the way he played on Sunday, as his movement down the left wing left much to be desired.

Steven Gerrard 8

The England international gave a captain’s performance in front of the Kop, setting up both the goals and going close to having another assist to his name.

Jordan Henderson 7

The England international worked hard in midfield and forced the issue in attack in the second half.

Joe Allen 5

The former Swansea City man had a largely disappointing game on the left side and was justifiably substituted on the hour mark.

Raheem Sterling 6.5

The England international winger continued to impress and was one of the better Liverpool players in the first half. However, his end product was disappointing.

Luis Suarez 7.5

The Uruguay international had a wonderful free-kick goal disallowed in the first half, but he was not disheartened by that. He was always a menace to the Newcastle defence and kept them on tenterhooks with his runs.

Daniel Sturridge 6

The England scored a good goal that turned out to be the winner and also had a couple of chances. However, the 24-year-old missed a good chance and did not look very assured in front of goal.


Aly Cissokho 6

The left-back had a decent game defensively after coming on in the second half.

Philippe Coutinho 6

The Brazilian playmaker came on as a substitute on the hour mark and looked energetic and creative in attack.

Lucas Leiva N/A

The Brazil international played the last 10 minutes and had little time to make any significant impact.

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