Liverpool collected another three points and closed the gap on Premier League leaders, Chelsea to six points. The Reds demolished Stoke City 4-1 at Anfield Road on Tuesday night after coming from behind. Jurgen Klopp’s side is currently at the second spot with 40 points, but the difference between TOP6 is really small, so today’s win was crucial for the Reds.

German manager decided to stuck with Simon Mignolet as his keeper, while English striker, Daniel Sturridge had to be happy with the place on the bench. Lovren and Klavan took centre-backs position, while Wijnaldum, Henderson and Lallana were all selected to play in the middle of the park.

Nothing comes easy

In the first minutes of the game Liverpool was looking great. Divock Origi and Roberto Firmino both were really close to open the score just after ten minutes of the game, but Stoke’s goalkeeper stopped their efforts. The Brazilian nearly connected with Sadio Mane, after he deliver a great cross, but Liverpool’s captain Jordan Henderson missed the target with the shot.

The Reds dominated an early stage of the game, but it was visitors who took a shock lead. Awful defensive play by Jurgen Klopp’s team allowed Erik Pieters to deliver a deadly cross into the box and Walters finished with a header to beat Mignolet. The keeper was really close to block this powerfull effort, but the ball still passed him at the near post.

Liverpool's domination

Christmas might be over, but Stoke City defender Glen Johnson decided to make a gift for Adam Lallana, by accidentally delivering him a great ball to place England international in one on one situation with the goalkeeper. Lallana produced a great finished and levelled the score. It wasn’t enough for the Reds, as they pushed for the lead just before the half-time.

Roberto Firmino took advantage of defensive errors and put the ball into the net in 45th minute.

After the break Liverpool refused to slow down the pace of the game, as they wanted to score more goals and kill the game. Imbula accidentally put the ball into his own net, after Divock Origi cross was coming to Sadio Mane. At the end of the game, Stoke gifted Liverpool’s forwards with another terrible back pass, as this time Daniel Sturridge took full advantage of the error caused by Ryan Shawcross.