Liverpool 1 Swansea City 0: Player ratings as Emre Can stars

Player ratings as Liverpool edge to a 1-0 victory over Swansea City in the Premier League at Anfield

Kieran Beckles
By Kieran Beckles

Simon Mignolet The Liverpool goalkeeper had little to do in the first half. He could have shown more command of his area. 6/10

Nathaniel Clyne Clyne was tasked with keeping Andre Ayew quiet. He was uncharacteristically reckless in the final 15 minutes. 6

Martin Skrtel The Liverpool defender was booked for an uncompromising challenge. 7

Dejan Lovren The centre-half had a half chance but he couldn’t keep his header down. Error-free performance. 7

Alberto Moreno The Spanish left-back was aggressive against the dangerous Wayne Routledge. He wasted a good free-kick chance. 7

Emre Can (Man of the match) Picked out Benteke with a lovely cross but striker’s control was poor. The Germany international was the heartbeat of the Liverpool side. 8

James Milner He was booked for a late challenge on Ayew. He dispatched his penalty with Steven Gerrard-like efficiency. Good performance in the centre. 8

Jordon Ibe Early chance but his attempt was deflected onto the post. Fizzed a low shot goal wards, but Lukasz Fabianski pushed the effort wide. He won the second-half penalty. 8

Roberto Firmino The Brazilian had plenty of touches but his passing lacked penetration. He was replaced in the 63rd minute. 6

Adam Lallana His first half attempt was blocked by a last-ditch Swansea challenge. A lively performance. 7

Christian Benteke Had a great chance to break the deadlock but touch let him down. The Belgium international’s movement was good, but his execution was poor. 6

Substitutes

Jordan Henderson Good block to deflect Jefferson Montero’s shot wide.

Daniel Sturridge N/A

Kolo Toure N/A

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