Liverpool player ratings vs Bordeaux: Benteke shines to save Mignolet’s blushes as passage to next round is sealed

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It wasn’t an easy start for Liverpool. Looking rusty, a blinding error from goalkeeper Simon Mignolet gave Bordeaux an early lead that looked to unsettle Jurgen Klopp’s men before a James Milner penalty and a Christian Benteke wonder strike helped to seal all three points.

And with that, The Reds have made it through to the next round of the competition, which could come in handy when attracting new players to the club in the new year.

See who we thought were the winners and losers of the night below…

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Simon Mignolet Liverpool

Simon Mignolet: 5/10

A ridiculous error to give away the penalty box free kick. Atoned slightly in the dying minutes with an impressive save from a free kick.


Nathaniel Clyne: 8/10

A bundle of energy down the right flank and put in a stunning cross for Benteke’s goal.

Kolo Toure Liverpool

Kolo Toure: 7/10

A few hairy moments, but did his job and even managed to venture forward during the first half.

Dejan Lovren Liverpool West Ham

Dejan Lovren: 6/10

A quiet night for the Croatian. Liverpool fans will consider that a victory within itself.

Alberto Moreno Liverpool

Alberto Moreno: 6/10

Did well for the most part, but had been identified as the weakness in the link at the back.

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