Liverpool will carry great momentum to their Europa League Quarter Final second leg tie following a 4-1 win over Stoke at Anfield earlier today.
Goals from Alberto Moreno, Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi (2) rounded off a successful night for Jurgen Klopp when he had made several changes to his starting XI.
Origi is Liverpool’s darling at the moment and he was on fire once again as he scored a stunning brace after coming on at half time. As for Stoke, the defeat has now put serious dents to their hopes of qualifying for Europa League next season.
Couple of Liverpool’s youngsters performed admirably and we take a closer look to acknowledge their individual displays in our Liverpool vs Stoke player ratings from Anfield.
Liverpool Player Ratings vs Stoke
Mignolet (6), Clyne (6), Skrtel (6.5), Toure (6), Moren (7), Allen (6), Steward (6.5), Milner (7.5), Ojo (5.5), Firmino (6), Sturridge (6.5)
Substitutes – Origi (7), Lucas (6), Lallana (6)
Despite some of the senior players featuring and doing well for The Reds, it was young Kevin Stewart who caught the eye and really impressed fro midfield. It was a big ask being brought in to the lineup and he did not let his team or manager down.
Stoke Player Ratings vs Liverpool
Haugaard (5), Bardsley (5.5), Shawcross (5.5), Wollshied (5.5), Pieters (6), Imbula (6), Cameron (6), Afellay (6), Bojan (6.5), Shaqiri (6), Crouch (5.5),
Substitute – Diouf (5.5), Joselu (5), Muniesa (NA)
Man of the Match – Divock Origi may have got the goals but James Milner was the man who held Liverpool against Stoke and led them to the 4-1 win at Anfield. Milner provided 2 assists and had played 3 key balls in the game.
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