I'm just not that impressed with Lichtenstein, and I don't think his performance in 1809 was any better than average. Of course, average is the norm, but I do think Bessierres did a much better job, for comparison, than Lichtenstein as a cavalry commander on that scale.
He wasn't incompetent, just not outstanding, so I guess that's OK. I don't think much of Murat, but he did a better job as the army's cavalry commander on his end than Lichtenstein did in a top cavalry command. I would suspect, though, that Lichtenstein probably took better care of his troops and horses than Murat did.