Player ratings - no positives from abject Liverpool in Sion draw

Anfield Night

Liverpool toiled and failed to capitalise on a good start and were held to a 1-1 draw by Sion in the Europa League.

Liverpool passed up an opportunity to take control of Group B in the Europa League after letting a lead slip against Swiss side Sion.

Adam Lallana opened the scoring as the Reds looked bright early on but were pegged back after being caught out both in possession then by a simple ball over the top.

It was not the result anyone wanted, especially not Brendan Rodgers who would've liked some momentum going into Sunday's Merseyside derby against Everton having beaten Aston Villa at the weekend. 

Instead it was another night of abject toil from the Reds, and it wasn't pretty viewing.

Here's how they rated:

Simon Mignolet - Needed to be off his line quicker for the equaliser. Looked very uncertain and seems to be back to the bad Mignolet of old - 4

Nathaniel Clyne - Culpable in the build up to equaliser, otherwise tried to get involved going forward before being subbed at half time - 5

Emre Can - The odd Hollywood ball to his play, other than that not a lot to write home about - 4

Kolo Toure - Hit the bar and nearly broke the Internet as a result, so he deserves and extra mark for that. Firmly a cover player and easy to see why otherwise. - 5

Joe Gomez - Looks a shadow of the player that started the season so well. Caught out in equaliser and at times outmuscled far too easily. - 3

Jordon Ibe - Not sure he's even worth a rating because at times he didn't really look like a footballer. How about a word? Terrible just about does it.

Joe Allen - He didn't do much wrong, though nothing stood out again. Mitigating factor is he's working his way back to fitness - 5

Jordan Rossiter - Another 90 minutes under his belt at first team level. Could do with developing a killer ball, a pretty non-descript performance from the local lad. - 5

Adam Lallana - Arguably the liveliest player on the pitch. Took his goal well, should've won the game for the home side with chance in the second half - 6.

Danny Ings - He worked hard but will perhaps feel a missed opportunity to not get another goal before his withdrawal - 5

Divock Origi - Good work in build up to opener providing Lallana with an assist. Pace was a threat but should've buried two good chances at least. - 6

Alberto Moreno - Had very little effect when he came on. Anonymous apart from his boots. Coutinho's introduction seemed to hinder him - 3

Philippe Coutinho - Infuriating to watch when he doesn't do the basics. His introduction did little to help. - 3

Mamadou Sakho - Came on for Kolo Toure, won a tackle he should've won. His only involvement of note - N/A

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