Liverpool registered their second win of the season in as many matches. Thanks to a Daniel Sturridge’ goal, Liverpool defeated Villa with a 1-0 scoreline at the Villa Park. Here is the player ratings for all of Liverpool’s players from this match.
Simon Mignolet- Once again the hero for the Merseyside. Denied Benteke on more than one occasions, with particularly one shot to the left of the keeper being tremendous.
Glen Johnson- Was decent in his defensive duties throughout. However, the English International could have been more precise in front of the opposition goal. Hardly helped Henderson down the right.
Daniel Agger– The newly appointed vice captain was excellent in the defence and kept the likes of Benteke and Agbonlahor at bay for the most part of the game. Was always rightly positioned.
Jose Enrique– Was good enough in the left side of the defence. Occassionally marched forward to give the Villa left backs trouble.
Kolo Toure– Definitely a man of the match candidate. Was astounding in the back. Did not provide any space for the Villa forwards and it was mainly because of him that the scoresheet has remained at 1-0.
Lucas Leiva– Played well in patches. Have been physical at times. But could have been a tad better with his passing and ball distribution.
Steven Gerrard- A true leader on the pitch today. Displayed excellent work rate. Moved forward and dropped back with ease.
Coutinho- Played some good balls and looked lively, but the Brazilian just din’t look like he used to be at the end of last season. Had a few misplaced passes and may be he still needs time to settle down after the summer holidays.
Jordan Henderson- Average performance. Decent but not noteworthy. Did make a few impressive runs and get got into good positions.
Iago Aspas- Played some nice touches with Coutinho. Needs to get more involved in the game to earn the regular spot.
Daniel Sturridge- Scored the only goal of the match with a neat finish. His link up play with fellow forwards have been trmendous and the way he brings others into the game looks ever so menacing. With Suarez staying off the pitch, Sturridge is doing his job very well.
Aly Cissokho. Came out of the field with 20 mins left. Made some nice runs across the left wing.
Joe Allen- Had little impact on the game.
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