Captained the side and led by example, launching himself into tackles in typically uncompromising fashion. Didn't bat an eyelid when he switched to the middle.
Comparisons to Rio Ferdinand don't look far off the mark – composed when bringing the ball out of defence and strong in the tackle. Rock solid all night.
His first game back after injury and, understandably, he looked a little rusty at times. No glaring errors but he'll recognise there's room for improvement.
Targetted with high balls in the first half, Fabio dealt as best he could. He looked more confident with ground work and ventured forward where possible.
Looked lively in the first half and delivered telling early crosses. Rewarded for his endeavours with the Reds' first (slightly fortuitous) goal.
Tackled well early on, blasted a free-kick on target in the second half and set up Hernandez for the winner with a carefully threaded pass.
One of the senior members of the starting XI, Carrick went about his business quietly. Perhaps will have wanted to exert more influence on the game.