Liverpool Player ratings: Several impressive performances as they somehow draw blank with Arsenal

Despite plenty of chances, it was a goalless game on a pretty good night for Liverpool. Here's how their players rated.

There will be mixed emotions for the Reds as they will have probably taken a point before kick off given their poor record when visiting Arsenal of late, with their last visit to the Emirates Stadium ending in a 4-1 defeat.

With plenty of first half opportunities, the Reds will have felt they should've been out of sight by half time, but the pressure increased from the home side in the second half, and by the end of the game the Reds will have been satisfied with their night's work, having kept their third successive clean sheet.

Here's what we made of their individual performances: 

Simon MignoletWasn't very busy in the first half, but from the hour mark onwards he was forced into a string of fine saves to keep the scoreline level late on in the game - 7

Nathaniel Clyne - Another assured performance from the full-back and the £12.5 million fee paid to Southampton is looking better value with every passing game. - 7

Martin Skrtel - Should've put the ball in the stands early on instead of heaping on pressure on the defence and nearly got caught out but otherwise solid and a couple of decent challenges late on in the game when it got a bit hairy for the Reds. - 7

Dejan Lovren - He wasn't noticed too much, which if you ask many Liverpool fans, is a massive improvement on last season. A solid display. - 6

Joe Gomez - The teenager continued to impress, even if he did manage to pick up his third consecutive booking of the season. He looks a lot more experienced and assured than his 18 years of age would suggest. - 9

Lucas Leiva - Considering the lack of match practice and his first game of the season, he seemed to slot in quite nicely. Tired and the lack of game time caught up with him, little surprise to see him withdrawn. But if that's goodbye, it's a typical Lucas performance to go out on - 7

Emre Can - Was a bit sloppy in possession at the start of the match but grew into his role later on in and shown he can play a specific role for the sake of the team but he needs minutes in that role - 6

James Milner - A pretty good performance from the stand-in skipper who played three different midfield roles. His importance to the side continues to grow - 7

Roberto Firmino - Showed some nice touches and easy to see where he fits in when this side clicks. When he links with Coutinho and Benteke they could be a formidable trio but his best is still a little way off - 6

Philippe Coutinho - Hit the cross bar early on, denied by Cech with the help of the woodwork later on in the first half and will wonder how he hasn't added to his stunning strike collection. A constant threat in the first period, his combination with Benteke looks as if it will be a fruitful one for the Reds - 8

Christian Benteke - Will think he should've scored in the first half only to be also denied by the brilliant Cech from close range but had the Arsenal back line on edge for much of the evening, but did tire a little towards the end. Still room for improvement, but plenty of promise - 7


Jordon Ibe - Not wholly convincing when he came on, but his pace looks as though he will be a threat. Needs to improve to make it to the next level - 5

Jordan Rossiter - He didn't do a lot wrong tonight when he came on, which was exactly his job when he was sent on in place of an experienced performer in Lucas. Valuable first team minutes - 6

Alberto Moreno - Another cameo, it seems to be the way he will be used this season on the counter-attack, should've done better late on after a mazy run - 6

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