CaughtOffside rates the Liverpool players for their performances against Chelsea…
Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool – Branislav Ivanovic’s header four minutes into extra time proved to be the difference between these two evenly matches at Stamford Bridge, with the Blues progressing to the Capital One Cup final.
Both teams had their chances during the first 90 minutes, with both Thibaut Courtois and Simon Mignolet making several excellent saves, but it was Chelsea who got the crucial goal after Ivanovic escaped Mario Balotelli and powered home.
Read the full Liverpool player ratings below:
GK) Simon Mignolet – 8
Excellent save to deny Diego Costa after a wicked deflection ofF Martin Skrtel and also came out well to smother at the feet of the Spaniard. A totally commanding presence, an excellent performance. Could do nothing about the goal.
RCB) Emre Can – 7
Recovered from an early and ugly stamp from Costa to put in a decent performance at the back, which also included several powerful bursts forward.