28/04/2018 12:30 pm
Referee: Andre Marriner
|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|
|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|
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, Jürgen 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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