Liverpool Player Ratings v Zenit:
Did little wrong, had an aimless swipe at a clearance but made a great save in the 2nd half from Hulk.
Was solid but had a quiet game overall.
Will be remembered for his mistake for Hulk’s goal, sadly, otherwise did very well.
Played well in defence and attack, won the free-kick for Suarez’s first goal.
Another great display by the attacking full back, linked up well with his team-mates.
Worked hard in midfield to nullify the threat of Zenith, getting back to his destructive best.
Showed his worth to the team with an energetic display and a good goal too.
Pulled the strings in midfield and attack throughout, was unlucky to have his shot saved late on.
Put in an energetic display, won a lot of tackles and intercepts, ever-improving player.
Made a decent contribution, worked hard and showed well for the ball, still lacks the final killer pass.
Two world class free-kicks to bring the Reds to the brink of winning the tie, was heart-broken at the end, quality.
So Liverpool bow out of the Europa League against Zenit St Petersburg at a raucous Anfield.
As Brendan Rodgers said later:
“We may have lost the battle but we are winning the war.”
“Yes, we are definitely on the way back, slowly but surely.”