Date: 30th April 2018 at 9:54am
Written by:
Liverpool
0 – 0
Stoke City

Anfield

Premier League

28/04/2018 12:30 pm

Attendance: 53255

Referee: Andre Marriner

Liverpool Stoke City
Loris Karius Jack Butland
Joe Gomez Kurt Zouma
Virgil van Dijk
 
Ryan Shawcross (c)
Ragnar Klavan Bruno Martins Indi 52
Alberto Moreno Erik Pieters
Trent Alexander Arnold 65 Joe Allen
Jordan Henderson (c) Moritz Bauer
Georginio Wijnaldum Badou Ndiaye
Mohamed Salah Xherdan Shaqiri
Roberto Firmino Mame Biram Diouf
 
Danny Ings 65 Peter Crouch
 
65

Substitutes

Simon Mignolet Jakob Haugaard
Nathaniel Clyne 65 Geoff Cameron
Dejan Lovren Darren Fletcher 65
Andrew Robertson Charlie Adam
James Milner 65 Stephen Ireland
Ben Woodburn Ramadan Sobhi 52
Dominic Solanke Tyrese Campbell

Game Statistics

20 Goal attempts 5
2 On Target 1
9 Corners 2
7 Fouls 14
1 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
72 % 28

All the stats as Liverpool drop more points against a side struggling at the foot of the table…

A top four finish is still not confirmed for Liverpool after they were held at home by relegation-threatened Stoke City on Saturday.

The result comes exactly a week after the Reds also dropped two points at bottom side West Bromwich Albion.

Unlike the 2-2 draw with the Baggies, J├╝rgen Klopp‘s side struggled to create much in the way of clear-cut chances against a resolute Stoke City who defended stoically.

Indeed the hosts managed just two shots on target, but the result was arguably not the most surprising outcome, with the fixture sandwiched between the two legs of Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final with AS Roma.

Despite the proximity to Wednesday’s trip to Italy, Klopp named a relatively strong line-up with two of his dynamic, in-form front three – Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah – both starting and completing the full 90 minutes.

Salah, the Premier League’s top scorer, missed the best chance of the encounter and Liverpool were also unfortunate not to be awarded a late penalty.

A point is unlikely to help save Stoke from the drop but it does extend manger Paul Lambert’s surprising unbeaten record at Anfield to five games (W2, D3).


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