Liverpool v Newcastle Player Ratings – Independently Sourced
What were your Liverpool v Newcastle player ratings?
Interesting to get an outside perspective and the industry leader for an independent viewpoint is the whoscored rating system (used by numerous sections of the football industry; including media, bookmakers and clubs themselves).
Over 200 raw statistics are used to calculate the player ratings and are weighted according to influence in the game – taking into account the area of the pitch and its outcome for each important event.
Despite Newcastle managing to frustrate and contain Liverpool for over an hour, five of the top six ratings went to Liverpool players, with Agger and Gerrard heading the list.
In black & white (grey) it was the ever excellent Mathieu Debuchy who was head and shoulders above his teammates as he was rate fourth out of all the players who took the pitch, behind Sterling as well as the other two mentioned.
Haidara came in and did very well, getting United’s second top mark, once again leaving us all wondering why the French full-back hasn’t been given more of a chance this season, another bewildering Pardew decision.
No surprise to see Dummett rated so low for his very brief appearance, but of the eleven who started, Taylor was bottom of the pile after a ninety minutes where he often seemed to have a clue as to where he should be and what he was supposed to be doing.
Subs: 5.1 Dummett, 6.1 De Jong, 6.3 Sammy
Liverpool: Agger 8.4, Gerrard 8.3, Sterling 7.7, Suarez 7.0, Henderson 7.0, Sturridge 6.8, Skrtel 6.6, Mignolet 6.6, Allen 6.5, Johnson 6.3, Flanagan 5.9 Subs: Cissokho 6.8, Lucas 6.0, Coutinho 6.4
If you would like to feature on The Mag, submit your article to [email protected]