Newcastle 2 Liverpool 0: Player ratings – why can’t Sissoko be like this every week?

Jack Colback challenges Liverpool's Jordon Ibe
Jack Colback challenges Liverpool's Jordon Ibe

Newcastle United bounced back to form with a stunning 2-0 victory over Liverpool. Miles Starforth gives his player ratings.

Daryl Janmaat: Committed and combative 7

Chancel Mbemba: Won his headers and didn’t take any chances 7

Fabricio Coloccini: A much-improved performance at the heart of the back four 7

Paul Dummett: Typically-committed performance against the dangerous Jordon Ibe 7

Moussa Sissoko: Why can’t he play like this every weeK? 7

Jack Colback: Steady performance alongside Anita in the centre of midfield 6

Vurnon Anita: Challenged and chased and used the ball well 7

Georginio Wijnaldum: Never stopping working and took his goal well 8

Siem de Jong: Some nice touches in and around the box, but understandably lacked match fitness 6

Papiss Cisse: Should have done better with his first-half chance 6

SUBSTITUTES

Ayoze Perez (for de Jong, 62): A tiring United needed his energy and enthusiasm 6

Yoan Gouffran (for Colback, 77): Helped the team see the game out 6

Florian Thauvin (for Cisse, 82): Didn’t see much of the ball in his brief outing 6

Subs not used: Karl Darlow, Jamie Sterry, Kevin Mbabu, Aleksandar Mitrovic.

LIVERPOOL: Simon Mignolet 6, Nathaniel Clyne 7, Martin Skrtel 6, Dejan Lovren 7, Alberto Moreno 6, Lucas Leiva 6, Joe Allen 6, James Milner 6, Jordon Ibe 6, Roberto Firmino 6, Christian Benteke 5.

Subs: Daniel Sturridge (for Benteke, 62,), Adam Lallana (for Firmino, 62), Divock Origi (for Ibe,

Subs not used: Adam Bogdan, Kolo Toure, Jordan Henderson, Connor Randall.

REFEREE

Andre Marriner (West Midlands): Got a few first-half incidents wrong 6

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