Liverpool player ratings v Swansea: Lallana the star as several impress

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Liverpool produced a superb performance as they defeated Swansea City 4-1 last night.

Liverpool secured a much needed emphatic 4-1 win against Swansea City last night, with a performance which saw a throwback to the performances of last season.

Liverpool had several first team stars with their finger on the pulse last night, as they smothered Swansea and gradually took control over the game.

Here are our player ratings for Liverpool’s team.

Mignolet – 6

Couldn’t do a lot with the goal and generally looked quite solid in comparison to previous performances.

Can – 7

Comfortable in an unfamiliar role. Made sensible decisions throughout the game at the back.

Skrtel – 7

Has looked all over the place in recent performances but dealt effectively with Wilfried Bony.

Sakho – 6

He’ll have better games. May have struggled further against a better quality attack.

Henderson – 7

Controlled the midfield well and kept everyone organised and doing their jobs effectively.

Moreno – 7

Looks superb off of the left hand side at the moment. Got himself a goal and his confidence was high throughout the game.

Manquillo – 6

Generally quiet and was more effective defensively than when he got forward to provide extra attacking support.

Lucas – 7

Went about his business well, broke up the play and got stuck in wherever he could.

Coutinho – 7

Swansea struggled to handle him and when he’s on top form, he looks like the most creative player in Liverpool’s team.

Lallana – 8

Hasn’t always showed why he’s worth £25 million but he did so last night, with a great second goal to complete a brace.

Sterling – 6

Pace to burn but showed his naïve side after lashing out at a Swansea player, which could have seen him sent off by another referee.

Subs

Markovic – 5

Looked lively when he came on but was under no real pressure to try and change the game.

Balotelli – N/A

Borini – N/A

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