Liverpool chairman Tom Werner is to fly in to conduct the club’s end of season review on Tuesday, so what better place to start news.bwin.com’s 2014/15 report cards series?
Getting an A is about performing your role to the best of your ability and that ‘best’ being good enough.
The Brazilian spoiler certainly did that this term, with Liverpool losing 16% of the 32 games in which he featured compared to 46% of those in which he played no part.
Arguably the only regular starter to emulate his 2013/14 levels this term, ‘Bigfoot’ actually improved his goal and assist hauls, yet fell short of fully replacing Steven Gerrard.
The Belgian deserves huge credit for fighting back from his starting XI expulsion on grounds of excessive error making to share the golden glove with Joe Hart, yet he still remains less than 100% trustworthy.
The Slovakian was once again Liverpool’s best centre-half by a distance; for all that he couldn’t drag his partners up to his standard with organisational nous.
Left to carry the attacking can in the absence of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge, the 20-year-old has coped reasonably well in the face of far too much responsibility, hype, intense media scrutiny and dubious advice – he still can’t finish though.
His long-range raspers will live long in the memory, but Coutinho’s five assists and as many goals is a moderate return for a season in which he has been so feted.
Arguably the sole season in the standing down skipper’s career where he has only squeaked a pass mark, he does so by virtue of being the club’s top league goalscorer.
Signed as a midfielder, Can can’t have expected to operate more often as a right back, or that he’d primarily play at centre-half, but kept his end up well.
The former Southampton midfielder earns a D on behalf of just about every player brought in with the Suarez money, bar the aforementioned German.
Try to excuse him on grounds of injuries if you wish, but only seven squad members made more league appearances this term.
Rodgers’ two big challenges this term were finding ways to replace Suarez and ease Gerrard out of the starting XI, neither were comprehensively achieved.
A return of four goals in 25 appearances fails to fully do justice to how poor the Italian has been this season.
This was his big chance to prove that Suarez hadn’t just been making him look good, but the answer to that question remains unknown after an injury-ruined season.