Other than Daniel Sturridge coming in for the injured Jordan Henderson, it was an unchanged eleven on less than 48 hours rest that lined up against Sunderland in Liverpool's first game of 2017. Their tiredness showed, especially in the second half when they struggled to look consistently dangerous against a Sunderland side happy to soak up pressure and only occasionally attempt the counter.
Now let us know how you saw it. Hitting the thumbs up button is a vote to move the player up the list—or to help keep them on top. Hitting thumbs down is a vote to push that player closer to the bottom. It's half man of the match poll and half power ranking, and we want to use it to find out who you think played well after each Liverpool match and, at the other end, who you'd maybe like to see given the next game off.
At the end of the month we'll go through the results of the month's polls and vote The Liverpool Offside’s player of the month and, come next May, those monthly results will help to determine your TLO player of the season for 2016-17.