Liverpool player ratings v Bolton: Sterling and Coutinho show their class

Raheem Sterling

Late goals from Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho saw Liverpool overcome Bolton Wanderers 2-1 in Wednesday night's FA Cup fourth-round replay at the Macron Stadium.

Simon Mignolet 7/10 – Continues to look much-improved behind Liverpool’s new-look defence. Perhaps Rodgers doesn’t need a replacement goalkeeper after all?

Emre Can 7.5/10 – Given few troubles in defence and almost managed to get on the scoresheet with a late effort that was well-saved. Capped of his performance with a neat pass which sent in Sterling for the 86th-minute equaliser.

Martin Skrtl 6/10 – Would have been a solid performance but for conceding a 59th-minute spot-kick with a poor challenge which Eidur Gudjohnsen tucked home for 1-0. Has Sterling and Coutinho to thank for sparing his blushes.

Mamadou Sakho 7/10 – Looks to be coming into his own of late. Distribution was brilliant and used his strength to keep makeshift Bolton striker Matt Mills in check.

Joe Allen 6/10 – Passed well in the centre, as usual, but offered few moments of note. Has to be more incisive moving forward.

Steven Gerrard 6/10 – Not quit the performance he would have hoped for on his 700th appearance for the club. A quiet night overall, other than one low shot on goal in the first-half.

Lazar Markovic 6/10 – Lacked an end product on the night but did trouble the Bolton defence when allowed to rampage down the flank. Limped off for Borini in the 65th-minute.

Alberto Moreno 6/10 – Looked to get forward throughout the 90 minutes but couldn’t quite make the desired impact.

Adam Lallana 5.510 – Linked up well with Sterling on occasions but was far too inconsistent in the first-half. Didn’t improve much after the break either and was taken off for Henderson before the hour.

Philippe Coutinho 8/10 – Celebrated his new bumper deal with a stoppage-time finish to settle the tie. Still capable of more but his potential is undeniable.

Raheem Sterling 8/10 – Liverpool’s biggest goal threat at a canter. Hit the woodwork in the first-half with a looping shot, before testing Lonegran with a couple of teasing shots either side of the break. Rewarded for his efforts in the end with the crucial equaliser.

SUBSTITUTES

Jordan Henderson (Lallana 54) 7/10 – Made a noticeable difference to the midfield after his introduction, twice coming close to equalising.

Fabio Borini (Markovic 65) 6/10 – Came on for the injured Markovic but couldn’t make much of an impact.

Daniel Sturridge (Allen 70) 6/10 – Stepped up his comeback with a few nice touches but didn’t pose a real threat to Bolton’s defence.

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