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Player Ratings: Liverpool Women 0-1 Everton Women

Everton beat Liverpool away from home for the first time since 2012 this weekend.

Anthony Stonelake takes a look at how the Reds fared at Anfield.

Captain Lucy Graham got the only goal for the Toffees.

Liverpool stay rooted to the bottom of the table with only one point from six league games this season.

The Ratings

Anke Preuss – 4

Had an absolute howler for their goal. Lucy Graham’s shot should have been easily collected but Anke fumbled the ball into her own net.

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Recovered well from the mistake and made a few smart saves in the second half.

Becky Jane – 5.5

Jane dealt with Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah well, forcing Willie Kirk to swap his wing players.

Didn’t look out of depth and looked strong at right-back.

Sophie Bradley-Auckland – 5

Captain Sophie Bradley-Auckland was okay at the back but that’s pretty much the limit to it.

Niamh Fahey – 6

Fahey is without a doubt our best defender. She spent six years at Arsenal and it shows.

Mature and regimented at the back, Fahey is the calming presence that the defence needs at times.

Leighanne Robe – 5

Struggled to deal with Simone Magill at times.

Robe is a decent tackler but has a tendency to look shaky when trying to move the ball forward.

Has a tendency to try to move the ball straight from defence to attack and should move the ball through midfield more.

Rhiannon Roberts – 7

Razza is probably our best player.

The Welsh international had a decent game against Everton and was the reason that the defence didn’t have too much to do when Everton attacked.

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Jade Bailey – 4

Jade Bailey is really good at winning the ball but equally as good at giving it away again.

She looks panicky every time she gets on the ball and makes rash decisions.

She needs to calm down and play simpler passes to make more of a difference.

Melissa Lawley – 5

The term “hero complex” was coined for Mel Lawley. When Liverpool go forward, Mel is usually the one carrying the ball at pace.

However, she often takes one or two touches too many and ends up losing the ball.

Niamh Charles – 7

The brightest of all our attacking players at Anfield. Niamh brought energy and determination to her performance in the derby.

She found gaps in the Everton defence early and should have had a goal if not for an unfortunate mis-hit.

Kirsty Linnett – 5.5

Linnett has scored more goals in all competitions than any other Liverpool player this season but she didn’t really look like adding to that against Everton.

Liverpool really struggled for the final ball against Everton and perhaps says more about the way the team was set up rather than the ability of the players.

Courtney Sweetman-Kirk – 5

Starved of service for the most part. Found herself in some decent positions but the ball didn’t come to her at the right time.

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Substitutes

Rinsola Babajide – 7

Came on just before the hour mark and made an instant impact. She got the fans out of their seats and cheering.

She was the best player on the pitch for the time she was on, full of pace and looking to take on defenders.

Lacked end product, much like the rest of the team.

Ash Hodson – 5

Ash came on with less than 15 minutes to go in the game and couldn’t get on the ball enough to make a difference, even when Liverpool were pushing for the equaliser late on.

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