Liverpool 4-1 Stoke; Reds Claim Victory From Behind
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Liverpool battled back from an early deficit to hammer past visiting Stoke City 4-1 and reclaim second place in the English Premier League (EPL) football competition.
Jurgen Klopp’s side were rattled for a spell after Jonathan Walters headed Stoke into an early lead at Anfield, but Adam Lallana restored parity before Brazilian striker Firmino netted with a minute of the first half remaining.
An own goal by Giannelli Imbula and a first Premier League goal of the campaign for Daniel Sturridge in the second half put the seal on a third straight victory for the Reds, who are still unbeaten at Anfield this season.
The win allowed Liverpool to move to within six points of Premier League leaders Chelsea as they moved back above Manchester City, who they host at Anfield on New Year’s Eve.
After the match, Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp said that despite conceding an early goal, his team was confident enough to pull things back.
Without a win in four games, Stoke are 13th, and will play against table toppers Chelsea on New Year’s Eve.