Jones - 7 - Mainly for stepping up to a big occasion with little match preparation and making no mistakes. He didn't exactly fill me with confidence with some of his punches, however.
Johnson - 7 - Good game, was a threat up the right and solid defensively. Quieter than usual, however.
Carragher - 6 - Poor for the goal, other than that he was solid enough.
Skrtel - 7 - Solid.
Agger - 6 - Poor for the goal. Solid otherwise defensively, but offered less than I expected going forward. Still, decent game in an unfamiliar position.
Spearing - 7 - Got stuck into Everton and allowed them no space in the middle. Good game for the lad.
Gerrarrd - 7 - Very quiet first half but got into the game more in the second half and began to pull the strings well.
Henderson - 6.5 - Quiet game. Did nothing wrong as such but nothing particularly spectacular.
Downing - 7.5 - Constant' threat up the right hand side, following a useful performance on the left.
Carroll - 8.5 - Always felt he might nick a goal at the end and I thought his second half performance was close to his best, bar a couple of finishes. Delighted for him.
Suarez - 8 - Thought at half time that he was about to lose his cool. Clmed himself down well and was instramental in the second half.
Maxi - 6.5 - Similar ro Henderson and should have got a goal, but we settled again after he came on having had a dodgy 5 minutes or so.
Bellamy - 7 - Very threatening substitute to have and a fantastic free-kick for the goal.
Kenny - 7.5 - I didn't agree with his initial team selection but from then on I thought he got it spot on. Other managers may have changed things at half time but I felt the decision to leave it as it was for a bit was correct and he timed his subs well, removing and bringing on the correct personnel for the situation.
Carra 6 - solid bar his and Agger's joint culpability for the bitters' goal
Carroll 7 - although he missed chances and not too sure his header was 'directed' (but it went in so hey ho)
If anything I think them going in front was perhaps the best thing for us, they didn't know whether to stick or twist and surely that played a part in Distin's back pass.................
8 all around for me with a 9 for big Andy and a 10 for Suarez.
Would have been higher, maybe a 9 or 10 for everyone but the first half performance left much to be disired.
I would give Kenny a 7. Was surprised to see Carra instead of Coates, who had such a good game against Blackburn. + Henderson at right wing when he's failed at that position 20/20 times was a bit baffling too.
But he did well to stick to his gut and keep Carroll on.
Jones 6 - Did look very shaky - flapped at a lot of crosses and i never felt comfortable when they took a shot. But he didnt concede anything silly.
Johnson 6 - Didnt see much of him.
Agger 7 - Isnt a natural LB but did the job well enough.
Carra 6 - Stupid mistake for the goal and failed to clear it on another occasion - did not look comfortable
Skrtel 9 - Solid. As ever.
Henderson 7 - Ran around a lot.
Downing 8 - One of his better games, shame he was subbed.
Spearing 6.5 - Was alright. Ran around a lot. Still not getting the hype about him.
Gerrard 7 - Gotta give him credit for (probably) motivating the team for the second half.
Carroll 8 - Would be a 9 had he not missed a sitter. Won all his flick ons for Suarez, great game.
Suarez 9 - Great game, didnt spend half the game on the floor (!), scored a goal, was a constant threat to them, MOTM
Bellamy 8 - Set up the winner, great impact on the game
Maxi 6 - Didnt really see him that much apart from missing an open goal.
King Kenny 7 - Got it all wrong with Carragher in and Agger at LB, the defence looked shaky all game (bar Skrtel) but his second half tactics seemed to work perfectly.
I have a feeling Kennys been told hes gone at the end of the season, but to make all seem rosey its a case of he'll "step down" and not be sacked.
The reason why i think this?
Starting Carra yesterday, really weird decision, and i still cant see any reason at all apart from sentiment.
Strangest decision ive seen in a lng time.
We can all say it was the wrong decision and complain about it, but at the end of the day we dont know anything about the decision or the reasons behind it.
Carra was always going to start...I don't understand how people don't know this
Now time for the ratings;
Jones 5 - Nervous, caught more air than anything else on several crosses. Good job he didnt have to make too many saves.
Johnson 9 - Best player in a pretty poor first half, good defending, brilliant attacking. Always on the move and wanting to get forward.
Agger 6 - Should not be playing LB.
Carra 4 - Shocking defending for their goal.
Skrtel 6 - Moved away from his best position of right CB, misses Agger along side him.
Henderson 5 - Is'nt a RM and definately not a LM. If he plays, it has to be CM.
Downing 6 - Steady, should of attacked Goofy more in the first half.
Spearing 7 - Solid.
Gerrard 7 - Quiet first half, but was the one setting the tone and driving forward like they all should of done.
Carroll 8 - Did everything asked of him, some nice touches and flicks. Linked up well with Luis and got the winner.
Suarez 9 - Only criticism was abit greedy at times using the smae trick.
King Kenny 5 - Played 2 players out of position completely, and moved another from his more favourable one.
Enrique might of been a tad poor lately, but a cup semi-final would of seen him motivated.
Kelly could of played RB and johnson LB to keep Agger/Skrtel together.
Carra has been poor for a year, never mind enriques dip for a couple of months.
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