Matt Ladson 23 April 2017
Liverpool 1-2 Crystal Palace
Premier League, Anfield
April 23, 2017
Goals: Coutnho 24; Benteke 42, 73.
Simon Mignolet – 6
The Belgian had little to do, with Liverpool bossing possession and Palace happy to let the Reds have the ball.
Perhaps could be partially blamed for the goal, as any defender and keeper should be when such an easy goal is conceded off a set piece.
Had no saves to make.
Nathaniel Clyne – 6
Clyne is dependable in a good way in that he regularly puts in similar performances, but how often do you walk away saying he’s played well? Or even really well?
It’s quite often just an average or ‘yeah okay’ performance and again here there was little end product or drive to help break down the stubborn opponent.
Joel Matip – 6
An injury doubt pre-match, Matip recovered to continue in defence. He was the better of the back four, but still not great.
Dejan Lovren – 4
A couple of sloppy passes early on had Klopp gesturing to his centre-back and it got no better from that point.
So slow and out of position for Benteke’s first goal, Cabeye easily raced away from him to cross, while Lovren somehow did a full run around the Palace midfielder.
Just as culpable for the second goal, which arrived from a corner which was given away after some awful defending that saw him outmuscled by Townsend and lying on the floor as the winger raced forward.
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