Player Ratings: Newcastle United 1–1 Liverpool

Player Ratings

Newcastle United

Robert Elliot7

Was quick off his line to deny a Sturridge chance and commanded his area well but was beaten by a brilliant shot from Coutinho

DeAndre Yedlin – 7

Constantly exhibited his pace – being one of the only full-backs this season to show he can keep up with Liverpool’s pacey attackers

Jamaal Lascelles – 7

Newcastle’s captain was always in the ear of his fellow defenders and it was his grit and determination that ensured his side hung on for the point

Ciaran Clark – 6

Looked vulnerable at times and one of his mistakes presented Salah with an opportunity

Javi Manquillo – 6

Had a difficult afternoon trying to contain Salah – looked weak and was easily dispossessed

Jonjo Shelvey – 5

Played like he always does – in a crafty manner

Mikel Merino – 6

Looked fairly impressive – was a big presence in the Newcastle midfield

Matt Ritchie – 8

Newcastle’s best player – provided a threat from wide and produced good quality deliveries whilst being bright and dynamic on the ball

Ayoze Perez – 6

Didn’t have too many opportunities to affect the match but was tiresome in terms of effort

Christian Atsu – 6

Appeared quite weak on the ball and, in terms of stature, was easy to deal with – however, his pace was more of a problem

Joselu – 6

Was helped by Matip in scoring Newcastle’s equaliser and proved to be a threat as the lone striker

Liverpool

Simon Mignolet – 6

Was hardly called upon for the ninety minutes and, yet again, could not prevent Newcastle’s equaliser

Joe Gomez – 5

Did not produce much in his performance to take note of except a high challenge on Atsu which earned him a yellow card

Joel Matip – 5

His defensive chemistry with Lovren was exposed once again when Joselu was able to run straight through the ten-yard gap between them

Dejan Lovren – 6

Was a danger in both penalty areas

Alberto Moreno – 6

Performed reasonably well against a decent player in Ritchie – showed that he is becoming more defensively aware

Georginio Wijnaldum – 6

A games rest seemed to give him a new lease of life – had plenty of energy, worked hard and should have scored

Jordan Henderson – 6

Once again, at the heart of the midfield, he performed well dictating a lot of Liverpool’s play

Philippe Coutinho – 7

Scored a brilliant goal with a long-range strike and was a level above everyone else, especially in the first half – Liverpool’s best player once again

Mohamed Salah – 6

Had a lot of the ball and created a lot of chances but, not for the first time this season, his lack of clinical finishing and decision-making let him down

Daniel Sturridge – 6

Had a couple of big chances, despite not scoring he showed his quality

Sadio Mane – 5

Was subbed by Klopp having been below his usual standards and missing one or two big opportunities

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Oliver Miller
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