Player Ratings from Liverpool's 1-1 draw at West Brom
At the end of a game that felt like one which neither side attached too much importance to, Liverpool came out unscathed as Jordon Ibe’s sublime equalizer salvaged a point for the Reds at The Hawthorns.
It was a result which meant that the Reds finished the Premier League in 8th place, without reaching the 60-point mark. It also means that our European involvement for next season entirely hinges on the result of the Europa League final in Basel on Wednesday.
Here are the ratings for each player.
Adam Bogdan – 5.5
In what was almost definitely his last game for Liverpool, Bogdan showed why he will not spend too much longer here. Indecisive, uncertain and unconvincing.
Jon Flanagan – 5.5
As has become the norm these days, it was another shabby display from Flanagan. He was slow, his passing was off and he was lucky that McClean didn’t have a great game.
Martin Skrtel – 6
Another one of whom we could have seen the last of at Liverpool. It was a fair performance from Skrtel although he could have been punished further if Rondon had been clinical in front of goal.
Lucas Leiva – 7
In a game where we had no standout performer, the skipper on the day was probably our best player. He was always on the front foot and didn’t let Rondon get away too many times in open play.
Brad Smith – 5
Unimpressive. There was the typical energy and hustle from Smith, but his quality was found wanting. He showed one glimpse of that with a brilliant ball across the box that unfortunately found no takers.
Kevin Stewart – 6.5
This is what we’ve grown used to seeing over the season from Stewart. His defensive play was neat at most times, but he isn’t the most convincing on the ball.
Cameron Brannagan – 6.5
The young Mancunian was the most assured Liverpool player in possession. Although we have seen him offer more from an attacking perspective than he did today.
Joe Allen – 5
Allen played like a man whose head wasn’t in the game. Maybe Basel was the predominant thought for him. It was his loose pass that led to West Brom’s goal.
Sheyi Ojo – 5
A quiet afternoon for the 18-year-old. Made terrible decisions throughout the time he was on the pitch.
Jordon Ibe – 6.5
Epitomized what his season has been. It was a blistering run that led to the goal, but that was as good as it got for Ibe as a combination of Jonny Evans and his own poor decisions ensured he didn’t impact the game more.
Christian Benteke – 6
Have we seen the last of Benteke for us in the Premier League? Today was a bits and pieces performance from him. Admittedly, he was feeding on scraps, but he tried as much as he could. Could have squared the ball to Henderson to set him up for one-on-one late on.
Jordan Henderson – 6
Didn’t impact this game too much, but he is back on the pitch. Therefore he is almost certain to make the squad for Basel.
Danny Ings – 5.5
Had a couple of moments that he could have made more of, but he will be excused as he showed the obvious rustiness, making a comeback after missing seven months through injury.
Sergi Canos – N/A
Made a ten minute cameo that was just reward for a promising spell on loan at Brentford.
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