Liverpool provided a late Christmas present to Anfield as they recorded a 4-1 victory over Stoke City on Tuesday evening.
Joel Matip didn’t make the squad as expected so Ragnar Klavan was handed his third successive league start alongside Dejan Lovren at centre-back.
Georginio Wijnaldum got the nod ahead of Emre Can in midfield and Roberto Firmino retained his place in the starting lineup despite being charged with drink-driving on Christmas Eve.
Divock Origi also retained his place up front ahead of Daniel Sturridge as Jurgen Klopp named an unchanged side for the third successive game.
Liverpool dominated the first 10 minutes but it was Jonathan Walters who broke the deadlock for Stoke, before Adam Lallana equalised in the 34th minute.
Firmino gave the Reds the lead shortly before half-time and Sturridge confirmed all three points with a fourth after Stoke gifted an own goal in the second half.
Here are all the best reactions from social media throughout the game.
Firmino’s performance in the first 20 minutes didn’t please fans…
Firmino looks lost without Coutinho
— asyouwere69 (@asyouwere_69) December 27, 2016
Is firmino still pissed ?
— Eddie Rich (@Eddielfc00) December 27, 2016
Liverpool were playing poorly so Lallana’s goal was celebrated greatly…
Lallana has added a cutting edge to his game under Klopp that has made a delightful footballer, incisive.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 27, 2016
Adam Lallana has really stepped up in the absence of Coutinho.
— Anfield Hub (@AnfieldHub) December 27, 2016
Firmino then turned into a hero when he gave Liverpool the lead…
Firmino playing ping pong with the goal posts haha! Get in! #LIVSTK 2-1
— Damo (@Damo_RVLT) December 27, 2016
2-1! Drinks on Firmino!
— Dan McLaughlin (@Dan23_92) December 27, 2016
Sturridge came on to score the fourth and fans were ecstatic…
Cheeky goal off a horrible Stoke back pass by Daniel Sturridge! #LFC
— Dr. Jami Rogers (@publicradionerd) December 27, 2016
He's back!!!!! Daniel Sturridge!!!#YNWA #LFC
— MR. AKMAL :) (@Akmal_YNWA) December 27, 2016
Woohooooo…..the studge is back!!!
— helen # LFC (@heyenhill) December 27, 2016
And Anfield erupted after the full-time whistle with the game ending 4-1…
Henderson has been absolutely top class today, brilliant performance by the skipper! ??? @LFC
— Dan Groom (@DanGroom22) December 27, 2016
I do believe thats liverpool back to 2nd and 6pts behind Chelsea. Top win tonight #keepthefaith #LFC #YNWA
— kris becker (@krisbecker1) December 27, 2016
Good result in the end after a slow start reacted well to going 1 down great attitude and a deserved win. Big games ahead come on you Reds
— ROY EVANS (@Roy_Evo) December 27, 2016
In all seriousness, impressive display. Gini Wijnaldum particularly excellent. And Mane keeps making the festive season all warm & lovely.
— Sachin Nakrani (@SachinNakrani) December 27, 2016
Liverpool's record distance covered in a Premier League match in history
— AIUnderPressure (@AIUnderPressure) December 27, 2016
Sturridge has to start against city he just has to #lfc
— Spanish Town Mayor? (@kingkevii) December 27, 2016
Emphatic victory for #LFC. Perfect response to wins for Chelsea, Man City & Arsenal 24hrs earlier. Majestic at times attacking wise.
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) December 27, 2016
Nice win that, nowhere near Liverpool's best but took advantage of some gifts from Stoke.
— Jack Lusby (@jacklusby_) December 27, 2016
— Fuoriclasse ?????? (@royaleneal) December 27, 2016
4-1 victory and Liverpool could've played much better. Nice to conserve energy ahead of City in the last twenty mins
— John O'Sullivan (@NotoriousJOS) December 27, 2016
Great win. Didn't crumble after going 1-0 down and some majestic stuff at times. #LFC SO much more mentally strong these days.
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) December 27, 2016
James Milner still flying up and down the wing after 93 minutes at the age of 73. Hero.
— David Hickman (@DavidHickman87) December 27, 2016
Cracking win. I don't mean to do a Brendan but we showed great character. Roll on City!!! ???
— Kirsty (@LFCKirstyLFC) December 27, 2016
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