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“Biggest win of the season?” – Fans react to Liverpool’s 2-1 win at Stoke

Liverpool fought back to earn a much-needed victory against Stoke on Saturday afternoon – a win that feels bigger than just a 2-1.

Stoke 1-2 Liverpool

Premier League, Britannia Stadium
April 8, 2017

Goals: Walters 42′, Coutinho 70′, Firmino 72′


The Reds were without a number of key players including Jordan Henderson, Sadio Mane, Adam Lallana and Philippe Coutinho – who only made the bench.

They were boosted by the return of Joel Matip to the starting line-up though, while there was a full league debut for Ben Woodburn.

Roberto Firmino also had to settle for a place on the bench alongside Daniel Sturridge.

It wasn’t the start Liverpool hoped for as Jonathan Walters broke the deadlock for Stoke shortly before half-time – moments after a stonewall penalty wasn’t given for the visitors.

There were several changes made in an attempt to make a difference in the second half as Liverpool search for an equaliser. Coutinho and Firmino replaced the two youngsters and the Brazilian duo proved key.

The Reds’ No.10 and No.11 made a difference almost immediately as they both got their names on the scoresheet to put Liverpool in the lead.

Stoke couldn’t find a reply and Liverpool held on to a tight lead – most notably thanks to Simon Mignolet‘s superb save within 90 seconds of going 2-1 ahead.

Here are all the best reactions from Liverpool supporters on social media as they held on to a 2-1 lead;

 

There were mixed opinions to see Woodburn and Alexander-Arnold start…

https://twitter.com/jamestpower/status/850715944074829825

 

Stoke took the lead just before half-time and fans weren’t happy…

 

Coutinho and Firmino’s goals were celebrated hugely!

“I Hope Klopp’s learnt from his learnt from his lesson. Don’t touch the team. We can’t defend. Leave our creative players on.” – Kusaggi on the forums.

 

Liverpool held on to a 2-1 lead and fans were delighted…

“What a beautiful ugly win!”
NorseDweller on the forums.

https://twitter.com/mr_callumwright/status/850738380161810432

“Our defence is unreliable though our attack should be credited”
Navin Ramnoth on the forums.

“Biggest win of the season!”
Ankit YNWA on Facebook.

“This is the kind of determination we need at Liverpool.”
Kiprotich Evans on Facebook.

We’ll leave you with this rather brilliant stat:

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