Stoke City 0-3 Liverpool: 5 Talking Points
Liverpool eased past a hapless Stoke City defence last night to move above Tottenham in the league table. Jürgen Klopp made a few changes for the game, and many presumed that the team chemistry could be affected. However, the side showed no signs of that as they combined well and put three past Stoke City.
If there was anything that was cold last night, it was the Liverpool attack. They should have scored more, had it not been for some bad finishing. Sadio Mane scored the opener before Mohamed Salah came on in the second half and continued his amazing goal scoring run. Here are the key talking points from the game:
#5 Liverpool’s bench strength
It was a problem for the Reds last season, but they did sign a few attackers this year and it seems Jürgen Klopp’s side are well-placed this time to tackle the December and January fixture congestion. Lest we forget, Liverpool didn’t have European football last season and yet they struggled to get past teams without their key players.
With Adam Lallana also back from an injury, Liverpool can rotate their squad and still manage to put out a competitive team, like they showed against Chelsea when the likes of Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane were rested and they still managed to take the lead only to throw it away.
The defence is, perhaps, the only issue, but expect the club to strengthen it in the coming winter transfer window.