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Live Reporting

By Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

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    Stoke 1-2 Liverpool

    Liverpool have the points and are staying third in the table thanks to their Brazilian super-subs.

    Many thanks or your company. You can read a report of this game on ther BBC Sport website.

    Until next time.

    Liverpool celebrate
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    Stoke 1-2 Liverpool

    Long punt into the Liverpool area. Simon Mignolet can't catch it but it's a free-kick to the Reds. Time running out for Stoke.

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    Stoke 1-2 Liverpool

    Substitutes Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino have made all the difference. But why didn't they start?

    Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho
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    Stoke 1-2 Liverpool

    Four minutes of additional time. Stoke don't look like scoring. Liverpool are about to move nine points clear of fifth-placed Arsenal.

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    Stoke 1-2 Liverpool

    Stoke have lost their way. They need something special or they are facing a fourth successive league defeat.

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    Stoke 1-2 Liverpool

    Nervous moments for Liverpool. It was around this time in the game that Bournemouth equalised against the Reds on Wednesday.


    Stoke 1-2 Liverpool

    Ten minutes remaining. Liverpool are in control after a dramatic turnaround.

    Stoke substitute Charlie Adam is being subbed off against his former club - Ramadan Sobhi is on to add some much-needed firepower.

    Charlie Adam

    Stoke 1-2 Liverpool

    This game has exploded. 

    Stoke roar back and Saido Berahino looks certain to equalise with his first Stoke goal after Marko Arnautovic's low cross into the six-yard area but Simon Mignolet stands tall to somehow keep it out.

    What a match.

    Simon Mignolet
  9. All change

    Stoke 1-2 Liverpool

    What a goal. Brilliant technique by Roberto Firmino as he smashes the bouncing ball beyond Lee Grant from the edge of the box after Georginio Wijnaldum's long ball forward.

    This game has turned upside down.

    Roberto Firmino
  10. GOAL - Stoke 1-2 Liverpool

    Roberto Firmino

    Roberto Firmino
  11. Coutinho to the rescue

    Stoke 1-1 Liverpool

    Liverpool have been knocking on the Stoke door for some time and they finally get their reward as Philippe Coutinho drills home through a sea of legs after a long ball forward that Stoke's defence failed to deal with.

    Philippe Coutinho
  12. GOAL - Stoke 1-1 Liverpool

    Philippe Coutinho

    Super-sub Coutinho.


    Stoke 1-0 Liverpool

    Changes for both teams.

    Goalscorer Jon Walters is replaced by Glenn Whelan, while Daniel Sturridge is on for Liverpool who desperately need a goal.

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    Stoke 1-0 Liverpool

    Lecture for Ragnar Klavan, who is already on a booking, for shoving Xherdan Shaqiri to the ground. Stoke fans want to see a red card. Mike Dean just wants a word in the ear of the Liverpool defender.


    Stoke 1-0 Liverpool

    A thundering header by Dejan Lovren rattles the Stoke bar. There's only one team that looks like scoring now. Those half-time changes have made all the difference - but can Liverpool find the net?


    Stoke 1-0 Liverpool

    Liverpool have finally woken up.

    Lee Grant gets down to make a full-stretch save to frustrate Philippe Coutinho's first-time shot from the edge of the penalty area after Nathaniel Clyne's fine pass.

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    Stoke 1-0 Liverpool

    It's taken almost an hour but Liverpool have their first effort on target. Lee Grant beats the ball away with his hand to keep out Roberto Firmino's effort. That's more like it from the Reds.

    Roberto Firmino
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    Stoke 1-0 Liverpool

    Divock Origi with a rare shot that fizzes just wide of the Stoke post. Will Charlie Adam's miss come back to haunt the Potters?

    Divock Origi
  19. CLOSE!

    Stoke 1-0 Liverpool

    How did that not go in? An astonishing miss by Stoke after a horrific mess in Liverpool's penalty area. 

    A Stoke corner is headed out towards Georginio Wijnaldum who, instead of hacking it further clear, heads it back into the box. Charlie Adam and Saido Berahino both have eyes on the ball before the former is denied by Simon Mignolet. Adam should have scored.

    Charlie Adam

    Stoke 1-0 Liverpool

    When you get a shove from Ragnar Klavan you know all about it. Xherdan Shaqiri is on the end of the Liverpool defender's push and it results in the first yellow card of the game. Klavan gives referee Mike Dean a death stare.