Liverpool player ratings v Arsenal: Toure struggles, Sterling shows glimpses of quality

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Liverpool were hammered 4-1 by Arsenal today - here's how Brendan Rodgers' men fared.

Simon Mignolet 6 - left woefully exposed time and time again by the Liverpool defence but made some good saves. Will be disappointed to have conceded the first three goals.

Emre Can 5 - had some powerful surges forward but didn't look as assured as usual in defence before being sent off for two bookable offences.

Kolo Toure 4 - just a dreadful display from Toure on his return to the Emirates Stadium. Looked slow, cumbersome and regularly pulled out of position.

Mamadou Sakho 6 - even ignoring his exceptional skill in the middle of the park, Sakho was the most comfortable of the Liverpool defenders - but that isn't much of a feat.

Jordan Henderson 6 - great energy as usual, and scored the second half penalty to give Liverpool a glimmer of hope but it wasn't enough.

Joe Allen 5 - some decent passing but once again didn't really impose himself on the game, and couldn't help stop Arsenal's attacks.

Lucas Leiva 5 - looked rusty early on. Made some decent tackles and interceptions but again, didn't do enough to prevent Arsenal attacking.

Alberto Moreno 5 - a performance symptomatic of his Liverpool career so far; shaky defensively but good going forward. Rodgers must look to improve the Spaniard's defensive work this summer.

Lazar Markovic 5 - lasted only 45 minutes. Caused some problems but will be haunted by his terrible pass to Raheem Sterling when the game was 0-0.

Philippe Coutinho 5 - virtually anonymous throughout for Liverpool. Didn't get on the ball or create as much as we've been used to in an uncharacteristic display from the Brazilian.

Raheem Sterling 6 - showed some really bright moments in what has been a testing week for Sterling. Dragged a shot wide which he should have done better with, but won the penalty to give Liverpool hope.


Daniel Sturridge 6 - some bright moments and gave Liverpool more of a threat in the final third.

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