Everton 3 Liverpool 3: Player ratings as Sturridge rescues the Reds

Everton 3 Liverpool 3: Player ratings as Daniel Sturridge score a late equaliser at Goodison Park

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff


Tim Howard The Everton goalkeeper was rarely tested from open play but the American really should have arranged his gaping wall better for Suarez’s free-kick. 6/10

Seamus Coleman The Republic of Ireland full-back produced an energetic performance as he regularly got up and down the right and barely put a foot wrong. 7

Phil Jagielka The Everton centre-half faced a stern test in the shape of Suarez but prevented the Uruguayan from finding the net in open play. 7

Sylvain Distin The French centre-half produced a typically solid performance. 7

Leighton Baines The left-back looked a threat on the left wing as he faced Henderson. Produced a few decent crosses but limped off injured. 6

Gareth Barry The Merseyside derby passed the England international by and he was particularly poor for Sturridge’s equaliser. 4

James McCarthy Facing Liverpool for the first time since joining Everton, the Irish midfielder didn’t impose himself at all in the middle of the park. 5

Ross Barkley England’s new star had a decent game and the 18-year-old provided the assist for Mirallas’ leveller in the first half. Apart from that contribution, he couldn’t produce any decisive moments. 6

Steven Pienaar The South African endured a muted display as he came up against England right-back Johnson. 5

Kevin Mirallas Well-taken goal for the first equaliser of the afternoon but really should have seen red for an awful high challenge on Suarez in the first half. 7

Romelu Lukaku (Man of the match) Had a quiet first half but came to life in the second with a placed finish and powerful header to take his season tally to seven. 9


Gerard Deulofeu The highly-rated Spaniard showed excellent pace to burst clear through on goal only to tamely shoot straight at Mignolet. Missed again late on. 6

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Simon Mignolet The Liverpool goalkeeper kept his side in the derby as the Belgian made a total of nine saves at Goodison Park. 7

Glen Johnson The England international performed well and barely put a foot wrong all game. 7

Martin Skrtel The Reds centre-half produced a poor performance as he was bullied by Lukaku. 5

Daniel Agger The Liverpool vice-captain was equally poor in an unorganised defence. 5

Jon Flanagan Thrown in at the deep end and received a stern test as he came up against Coleman and Mirallas. He was understandably unable to out-jump Lukaku for the striker’s second goal. 5

Lucas Leiva Average game from the midfielder who picked up his sixth booking of the season. 5

Joe Allen Decent performance after a long injury lay-off but woefully passed up a chance to put the game out of sight with only Howard to beat. 6

Steven Gerrard Could have earned a red card for a poor aerial challenge on Barry. He had an unspectacular game, although did provide the assist for Sturridge’s equaliser. 6

Jordan Henderson The England man produced a pedestrian performance in the heart of Liverpool’s midfield. 6

Philippe Coutinho The diminutive Brazilian proved to be one of the few creative sparks on the field with his excellent footwork and was rewarded with his first derby goal. 7

Luis Suarez Back from the other side of the world, the skilful Uruguayan still managed to exhibit class throughout and scored with a great low free-kick as he notched his ninth league goal. 8


Victor Moses Missed a great headed chance in the dying moments of the game which could have sealed a sensational 4-3 win. 5

Daniel Sturridge Lovely looping header very late on to spare Liverpool’s blushes and join Suarez on nine. 7

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