Liverpool player ratings vs Chelsea: Skrtel and Lucas shine

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We rate Liverpool's players from their 1-1 draw with Chelsea last night.

Simon Mignolet - 6

A quiet night for the Belgian, which will have pleased him. Mignolet's confidence has taken a battering in recent times, but more displays like this should help him regain some composure. 

Emre Can - 6

Gave away the penalty, when he tripped Eden Hazard, but an otherwise impressive showing. May not have been signed by Liverpool to play at centre-back, but he's doing a good job. 

Martin Skrtel - 8

An excellent performance from Skrtel. He thrives on the physical battle. 

Mamadou Sakho - 7

A tidy display from Sakho, who receives unfair criticism for his lack of composure in possession. The Frenchman may be unorthodox, but he rarely loses the ball and he put in a good display last night. 

Lazar Markovic - 6

Seems to be growing into his role at Liverpool. Did a decent job, even if he wasn't too integral in an attacking sense. 

Alberto Moreno - 7

A constant threat going forward and disciplined defensively, Moreno looks perfectly suited to the current system Brendan Rodgers has deployed. One of the better additions Liverpool made last summer.

Lucas - 8

He plays a role of such importance in this Liverpool team. His discipline and defensive qualities give their defence brilliant protection and he was at his very best against Chelsea. 

Steven Gerrard - 7

Seemingly always in the thick of the action, Gerrard lead by example and put in an eye-catching performance.

Jordan Henderson - 6

Energetic and exuberant, Henderson had a decent match, even if he wasn't the most notable performer. 

Philippe Coutinho - 7

The Brazilian can be a constant menace when on the top of his game and he was last night. 

Raheem Sterling - 7

A stunning goal highlighted the vast amount of potential that Sterling has. He is unquestionably a match-winner. 

Substitutes:

Adam Lallana - 6

A decent impact after coming off the bench. 

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