Liverpool Player Ratings vs Aston Villa
Liverpool got back on track for European qualifying with a hammering of Aston Villa at Villa Park. The Reds scored six times without reply as they tore apart a rather poor Villa side that seems destined for the drop into the Championship.
Daniel Sturridge got his first league start under Jurgen Klopp and he got the scoring started with a beautifully placed header. James Milner made it two for Liverpool in the first half with a floated free-kick which evaded everyone and ended in the back of the net.
A blitzkrieg in the second half saw Emre Can, Divock Origi, Nathaniel Clyne and Kolo Toure score for the Reds and Jurgen Klopp didn’t have to jump about as much as he would have wanted as they made light work of their opposition.
Almost every Liverpool player did well and we provide the ratings for each of them
Simon Mignolet – 6/10
Didn’t have much to do against an insipid Aston Villa side.
Nathaniel Clyne – 9/10
Clyne was rampant up and down the right for Liverpool and also got a goal for his tremendous work effort at Villa Park.
Kolo Toure – 7/10
Even Kolo Toure scored, just shows how poor Aston Villa were.
Mamadou Sakho – 8/10
Sakho didn’t look all that bad and barely had those heart-attack moments that he is known for.
Alberto Moreno – 6/10
A decent display by the Spaniard but he does need to do more especially when defending.
James Milner – 7/10
Returning to his old club, Milner was great in midfield and even got on the score-sheet early on.
Jordan Henderson – 7/10
The captain looked good in midfield but was barely tested by any of the Villa midfielders.
Emre Can – 8/10
Can was bubbling with energy and ran all around the park, he even scored a great goal to seal the game at 3-0.
Philippe Coutinho – 7/10
The Brazilian had quite a few tricks up his sleeve and took the Villa defence for a ride quite often but couldn’t get on the score-sheet.
Roberto Firmino – 7/10
Firmino had a hand in a few of the goals and had a good game linking up well with Coutinho and Sturridge.
Daniel Sturridge – 7/10
A first league start ended with a well-taken goal and though there were a few concerns about his fitness as he came off, he should be fit for the upcoming games.
Kevin Stewart – 6/10
The youngster was brought on for Coutinho and did alright for Liverpool.
Divock Origi – 6/10
Came on as a sub and scored within a few seconds, hopefully he can stay fit for the rest of the season.
Christian Benteke – 5/10
Returned to his old stomping ground and was greeted with warm applause but barely did much for his new side.