Fulham 1, Liverpool 3
Craven Cottage, London (Att: 25,640)
Liverpool Scorer: Sturridge (36, 62, 85)
Pepe Reina – 7
Made a couple of top saves to keep the score at 2-1. Handled a powerful Riise free kick well.
Glen Johnson – 6
Made one outstanding run forward into the box.
Andre Wisdom – 6
Looked comfortable at centre back, and played a good long pass forward for Liverpool’s first goal. Problems arose when back three had to swap places.
Sebastian Coates – 6
Made some good interceptions and showed he can carry the ball out of defence.
Jamie Carragher – 6
Could have been beter placed for the Fulham goal, but the fact Berbatov had a free header was down to collective organisation rather than individual error.
Stewart Downing – 6
Lucas – 7
Jordan Henderson – 6
Jonjo Shelvey – 6
Philippe Coutinho – 8
His decision making in behind the striker is excellent. Laid on two goals for Sturridge and sent others in behind the Fulham defence on numerous occasions. His pass with the outside of his right boot for Sturridge’s 3rd goal was the game’s highlight.
Daniel Sturridge – 9
Could have had five or six goals, and should have passed on occasions rather than shooting, but he can be excused when he scores goals with this regularity. His three goals were really well taken, and he was involved in some good link up and hold up play.
Jose Enrique – 6
Has a tendency to run into trouble, but still played a part in the win as the team switched from 5-3-1-1 to 4-4-2 at half time.
Fabio Borini – 6
Looked lively when he came on and seems to be tidier in possession than he was earlier in the season.
Conor Coady – N/A