England player ratings v Uruguay: Liverpool midfielder diamond in the rough

Liverpool and England midfielder Jordan Henderson produced an excellent performance despite England losing 2-1 to Uruguay.

Joe Hart 5 - Didn’t seem to command the penalty area very well on set pieces and could have done better for Suarez’s second goal.

Glen Johnson 6 - Had a pretty poor game until the assist he delivered for Rooney’s goal. Seemed to just hoof it forward when he panicked.

Gary Cahill 7 - Looked solid and clear cut, commanded the defence well other than Suarez’s second.

Phil Jagielka 6 - Looked nervous at times and nearly lost the ball to Suarez in the first-half trying to be clever.

Leighton Baines 7 - Failed to make an impact in the first half, but moved up two gears in the second to cause all sorts of trouble for the Uruguayan defence.

Jordan Henderson 8 - Had a decent game, defended well, passed well and looked calm under pressure. Promising for the young lad.

Steven Gerrard 5 - Genuinely looked past it, poor shots and set pieces. His mistimed header let in Suarez for the winner.

Raheem Sterling 6 - Couldn’t quite make the same impact as he did against Italy, almost tried to do too much at times.

Wayne Rooney 7 - As well as he played scoring a goal, you can’t excuse the fact he still could’ve had an extra two goals tonight.

Danny Welbeck 7 - Played the wing role well, got in behind the defence lots and tracked back too.

Daniel Sturridge 7 - His passing was dreadful, but in the last 20 minutes showed his class and had a big hand in the equaliser. 


Barkley 6 - Made a bit of an impact but tried too many one dimensional runs.

Lallana 6 - Showed how good he is but just didn’t have the time.

Lambert - N/A

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