How Everton and Liverpool rated
Player ratings from Goodison Park as Everton and Liverpool played out a drab stalemate in the Premier League
Joel Robles, 7
Denied Gerrard's brilliant free-kick in opening exchanges with finger-tip save but did not have much to do throughout.
Bryan Oviedo, 4
Starting only his second match this season, the Costa Rican struggled to contain the effervescent Ibe. Acquired a yellow card for his troubles and contribution attacking-wise was limited.
John Stones, 7
Promising youngster coped ably with pace of Sterling, directness of Sturridge and the alternative dimension offered by Lambert later in the game
Phil Jagielka, 7
Solid defensively to deal with most of what Liverpool offered centrally. Central defensive partnership with Stones could develop into something special.
Seamus Coleman, 7
Marauded down the right channel, posing problems. Solid defensive-wise.
Muhammed Besic, 7
Bosnian shielded Everton's porous backline and frequently interrupted Liverpool's flow. Typically pugnacious, received needless yellow card.
Gareth Barry 4
Should have been subbed mid-way through. Wasteful in possession and slack pressing.
James McCarthy, 7
Did well, as with Besic, to shield Everton backline and offer invaluable protection to a defensive unit which has shown itself to be porous recently.
Kevin Mirallas, 7
Consistent threat throughout, spearheaded Everton counter-attacks. Decent riposte to recent critics.
Steven Naismith, 6
Posed a threat in and around the final third. Mobile and outstanding work ethic but received foolish booking.
Romelu Lukaku, 8
Harried and bustled Liverpool's defence tracked back regularly throughout. Little action in the box but does not detract from encouraging display.
Aaron Lennon, 4
Showed glimpses at times but will come good under Martinez’s tutelage.
Ross Barkley, 4
Hardly any time to impose himself, on for five minutes. Will be hoping to start at Chelsea in mid-week.
Antolin Alcaraz, 4
Came on with four minutes to go merely to consolidate a point for Everton with Besic carrying the threat of yellow card with Chelsea Everton’s next opponents.
Simon Mignolet, 6
The Belgian was rarely tested in a drab stalemate. Was hesitant at times but a solid performance overall.
Alberto Moreno, 7
Marauded forward with frequency to contribute to Liverpool's attacks. Provided an attacking outlet on the left channel.
Martin Skrtel, 7
Managed the threat posed by Lukaku relatively well. Limited Everton’s goal-scoring chances. Solid.
Mamadou Sakho, 7
Equally solid in containing Lukaku.
Emre Can, 7
Fared well in containing the threat posed by Oviedo and Mirallas. Establishing himself as a regular in recent weeks.
Steven Gerrard, 5
Saw 10th-minute free-kick effort acrobatically turned over by Joel. Biggest cheer of first-half came when he whizzed a ball woefully into the Gwlayds Street End. Was largely frustrated and restricted by Besic and McCarthy in his last Merseyside Derby.
Lucas Leiva, 5
Inclusion in starling-line was surprising but pulled up after 19 minutes. Will undergo a scan.
Jordan Ibe, 9
Recently recalled on loan from Derby County, posed a serious threat on the right channel. Swerving strike from range crashed against the crossbar in the first half. Very promising.
Jordan Henderson, 5
Failed to make the impact he would have hoped to. Acquired foolish booking for altercation with Naismith.
Phillipe Coutinho, 5
Brazilian failed to repeat his heroic feats in the FA Cup in mid-week. Restricted effectively by Besic and McCarthy.
Raheem Sterling, 5
Failed to impose himself on the match as much as he would have liked. On the fringes.
Joe Allen, 6
Successfully shielded Liverpool’s defensive with little-attacking contribution. Decent display, nonetheless.
Daniel Sturridge, 4
Little impact, after he came on at half-time through service to England striker, was relatively limited.
Rickie Lambert, 4
On for eight minutes, having replaced Sterling. Little time to make an impact. Forced Joel into respectable save.