Liverpool player ratings: Coutinho dazzles, Markovic improving but Gerrard struggles again

How Liverpool's players rated during their 2-2 draw with Arsenal at Anfield.

Brad Jones 6 - did okay, could've done a little better with Giroud's goal, but was better than Mignolet has been of late. Liverpool still need to sign a new goalkeeper though.

Kolo Toure 5 - struggled in possession and was caught wildly out of position for Giroud's goal. Didn't look comfortable playing so wide.

Martin Skrtel 6 - will be deemed as the saviour after his dramatic late equaliser, but Skrtel was at fault for the opening goal. Somehow beaten in the air for Debuchy's goal and will be disappointed to have allowed such a cheap strike.

Mamadou Sakho 7 - looked good on the ball, and was Liverpool's most solid defender on the day. The balance of a left footer playing as the left centre back worked well for Liverpool, as he shackled Alexis Sanchez.

Jordan Henderson 6 - worked hard in an unfamiliar position, but offered little in terms of an attacking outlet. Looks slightly awkward at wing back and could well be replaced in the coming weeks.

Steven Gerrard 5 - gave the ball away for Giroud's goal with an ill-thought and underhit crossfield pass. Just not a force anymore. Could once again be dropped soon.

Lucas Leiva 6 - was bright and effective in the first half but gradually wore down in the second period. Offered good protection in such an expansive system.

Lazar Markovic 8 - was bright and direct, willing to take on defenders at speed and could've scored having broken in down the left. Starting to grow as a Liverpool player, finally.

Philippe Coutinho 9 - the man of the match. Coutinho was unplayable for large parts of the game, dropping into pockets of space and driving at the heart of the Arsenal defence. Deserved his goal, and posed a threat throughout.

Adam Lallana 8 - much like Coutinho, Lallana found himself in space where Arsenal couldn't pick him up, but wasn't quite as dangerous in possession as Coutinho was. Still a very good outing for the England star.

Raheem Sterling 7 - still learning to play in the heart of the Liverpool attack but was bright and linked up well in the forward trio with Coutinho and Lallana.


Fabio Borini 5 - could've scored when he came on, but managed to get booked twice in quick succession to earn a very swift red card.

Rickie Lambert 5 - touched the ball just six times in an ineffectual display from the bench.

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