Info

Competition
Premier League
Date
29 November 2017
Game week
14
Kick-off
21:00
Half-time
0 - 1
Full-time
0 - 3

Goals

0 - 1
17' S. Mané (G) (assist by: D. Solanke)
0 - 2
77' Mohamed Salah (G) (assist by: S. Mané)
0 - 3
83' Mohamed Salah (G)

Commentary

Minute   Description
And the referee brings the game to an end! Liverpool win an entertaining encounter 3-0, after Mane opened the scoring, before substitute Salah netted a brace to put the game to bed. Stoke had chances of their own, but couldn't convert them, and their misery was summed up as Diouf and Crouch squandered a chance between them at the end. Liverpool rotated heavily, but in the end, Salah still made the difference. He's looking like a fantastic piece of business for Liverpool this season! They run out comfortable 3-0 winners in the end.
90'+3 That looks like it, as the third minute of stoppage time draws to a close.
90'+1 CHANCE! What a miss! How on earth have Stoke not grabbed a goal here? Mignolet spills a long-range drive, and Diouf and Crouch contrive to hit the post, keeper, and stray offside under no pressure between them! Incredible!
89' Mané comes off for Henderson as Klopp looks to see the last few minutes out comfortably. He drops into midfield, with Milner pushing up onto the wing.
88' CHANCE! It's Wijnaldum who takes it, and he gets it up and down over the wall well, but it's straight at Grant, who tips it behind for a corner.
87' Mane goes on a slaloming run, slipping past Allen and Adam, but being tripped by the latter on the edge of the box. Will Salah go for his hat-trick off the bench?
86' CHANCE! Firmino, possibly feeling a little left out by the Salah-Mane show, tries to get in on the act with a fierce shot from outside the box. However, it's a little straight and Grant takes it in well.
85' Fletcher is replaced by a third ex-Liverpool player for Stoke in the form of Adam. He slots into midfield alongside Allen.
83' GOAL! Salah scores again!! He just can't stop! Pieters doesn't deal with a hopeful long ball, and he's robbed by Salah, who advances into the box and slips it under Grant and into the back of the net to make it 3-0 to Liverpool!
82' CHANCE! Mane meets Salah's corner at the near post, but flicks his header just over the bar! He could have had a hat-trick in this game!
81' That goal seems to have knocked the stuffing out of Stoke.They look a little shell-shocked and have lost their urgency.
77' Mané did excellently in the build-up. Having swapped wings with Salah, he surged down the right and beat several defenders on his way to the byline, before standing it up at the back post and inviting Salah to hit it, and did he hit it!
GOAL! What a finish by the signing of the summer for Liverpool!!! Salah fires a sumptuous volley home after Mane did some excellent work down the left, geting to the byline and standing it up for the Egyptian to smack it sweetly into the back of the net! 2-0 Liverpool!
74' Choupo-Moting is replaced by Jesé as Hughes tries to freshen up his attack.
Mané drags Allen back to prevent Stoke from counter-attacking. You'd have thought the winger could have beaten Allen in a race though! Instead, he picks up a yellow card.
73' Liverpool win the ball back high up the field, and Salah plays Mane in down the left. His initial corss is blocked, but the ball falls to Milner whose deflected effort wins a corner, which comes to nothing.
72' Firmino tries to slip Wijnaldum in, but there's a fraction too much on the pass and it's ushered out for a goal kick.
69' CHANCE! Allen again spurns a chance to level the scores! Crouch knocks a cross down at the back stick, and the Welshman times his run into the penalty area perfectly, but his hooked volley is at an awkward height and sails over the bar!
67' Solanke is replaced by Salah as Liverpool return to 4-3-3, with Firmino going back up top, Salah going out wide on the right and Milner dropping into central midfield.
Having been booked, Oxlade-Chamberlain is then hooked for Milner.
66' Oxlade-Chamberlain, too, goes into the book for his reaction to the challenge, having shoved Martins Indi in the aftermath and had to be held back by his manager!
65' Martins Indi receives a yellow card for a robust challenge on Oxlade-Chamberlain, after the midfielder had just tussled with Pieters. The defender looks bewlidered at being shown a yellow, and protests furiously.
64' CHANCE! Shaqiri's delivery is only half-cleared by Mignolet's punch, but Diouf's chest-and-volley is blocked, and his header on the rebound is way over the bar.
63' Wijnaldum is late on Pieters and picks up a deserved yellow card.
61' CHANCE! Liverpool break from a Stoke corner and the ball ends up with Moreno on the edge of the box! His shot is blocked, however, and his follow-up pass is overhit, allowing Stoke to regroup.
59' Neither side really able to get a foothold in the match in the last few minutes. A few stray passes from both teams has seen the ball turned over with relative frequency.
56' Shaqiri latches onto a sloppy pass and breaks away, before being wrestled to the ground by Can, who picks up a yellow card for preventing the fast break.
52' Mane gets down the left and feeds Wijnaldum, whose shot is deflected behind for a corner. The ball is then worked well on the flank and a fizzing ball into the box evades everyone and Stoke pick up the pieces.
51' Liverpool attack well down the left, with the wingers swapping flanks briefly. It's worked into the middle, but the Stoke defence is stubborn and keep their shape, making it very difficult for the visitors to find a way through.
48' CHANCE! Shaqiri delivers well from the right, and Allen latches onto the loose ball in the box, but steers his shot just wide of the far post via a deflection! He very nearly levelled against his former club then!
47' Early intent from Liverpool as Moreno makes his way down the flank before feeding Solanke, whose cross is blocked away for a corner. Chamberlain's delivery from the corner is headed behind, and his second is also cleared away. Good intent by the visitors though.
46' And Liverpool kick us off at the start of the second half!
And there's the half-time whistle! Liverpool go into the break at half-time 1-0 up, after Mane's dinked effort put the visitors ahead after good work from Gomez and Solanke. The winger should have had another, though, when he was released in behind, but contrived to hit the post when he seemed certain to convert. Stoke have not been able to make the most of a disjointed Liverpool performance however, their best chances coming from a blocked Fletcher drive and a Diouf chance that saw Mignolet take him out and pick up a yellow card. It's been all action here, and the score is 1-0 at the break!
45'+2 CHANCE! Solanke feeds Can on the left side of the box. He checks inside and blasts a curling effort towards the top corner, but it flies wide! The intention was cenrtainly there, and the shape of that shot was lovely. That looks like it will be the last action of the half.
45'+1 Crouch can't quite adjust his body to bring in a fizzed cross form the right, and a mix-up on the left allows Liverpool to win the ball back.
43' POST! How has Mane not added a second?! He's released in behind in acres of space, but his run at goal is a little casual, and with Zouma sprinting back to breathe down his neck, he fires a shot back across goal and it clips the post and goes wide! That looked certain to be 2-0 to Liverpool!
39' Mignolet is a very lucky boy. He comes out to try and win the ball on the edge of his box and takes the leg of Diouf! However, the referee only brandishes a yellow as there were defenders either side of the Stoke man. Shaqiri then smashes the free-kick into the wall and behind for a corner.
CHANCE! Solanke and Firmino link up beautifully to create a chance for the former, but his low shot lacks a little conviction and Grant holds on. Great back-heel by Firmino though.
38' Fletcher looks as though he's robbed a dawdling Mane in his own half and set his team on the attack, but the Senegalese goes down and the referee awards a free-kick.
35' The Potters have had the lion's share of possession since going behind, but they haven't quite been able to capitalise on it so far. Liverpool still haven't seemed quite at it tonight. They've got themselves a goal, however, which is all that will matter to them.
33' Stoke win a deep free-kick and Crouch - naturally - wins a flick-on from the delivery. However, nobody is there to pick up the pieces, and Choupo-Moting eventually makes a mistake and lets the ball roll through him and out for a throw-in.
31' A positive spell for Stoke here, as Liverpool struggle to get out of their own half. Shaqiri has looked dangerous down the right, but his final ball hasn't quite been there yet.
28' CHANCE! Allen - a former Red - bursts forward from midfield, and the ball is worked out to Fletcher, who smacks one at goal from outside the box, but straight into a defender. Shaqiri tries to follow it up, but his effort is wild and way off target.
26' CHANCE! The hosts give the ball away cheaply down the left, and Liverpool nearly make them pay as the resulting throw-in is worked to Chamberlain, but his left-footed shot is tame and Grant is untroubled.
23' Stoke have pushed forward since conceding, but have yet to really trouble the visitors in truth.
20' It seems that Liverpool are playing more of a 4-2-3-1 than a 4-3-3. Firmino is playing behind Solanke, with Mane and Chamberlain left and right, respectively, while Can and Wijnaldum hold in midfield. It seemed as though Oxlade-Chamberlain may finally get his first start in central midfield since joining Liverpool, but he is playing out wide once again.
17' Solanke kept it simple, but effective. Instead of trying too hard to take on a shot that wasn't there, he took a good touch and played Mane in with a neat pass, before the winger delicately placed the ball over Grant and in!
GOAL! Mané puts Liverpool in front! Gomez cuts the ball back from the byline - with suspicions the ball may have gone out - and Solanke works it into Mane, who dinks Grant from inside the box as Firmino follows it in! 1-0 to Liverpool!
14' Stoke do well to win the ball back on the edge of their own area and break quickly, but Choupo-moting can't resist a little shove on Gomez as the diagonal ball comes his way, and he gives away a cheap foul.
12' Mane looks like he's been put through perfectly in behind by Wijnaldum, but the linesman's flag goes up for offside. He would have been away there!
11' Liverpool look a little disjointed going forward. Firmino has popped up both centrally and wide on the right, and seems a little unsettled at being shifted out of his usual position.
7' Crouch's flick hits Wijnaldum under his arm, and amidst Stoke appeals for handball, the lanky striker trips his man and the man in black gives a free-kick the other way.
3' Liverpool bossing possession in the opening minutes here, while Stoke employ a half-press in an attempt to win the ball back on the halfway line and catch them on the break. Not sure how Crouch figures into that tactic though...
1' And we're off! The hosts get us underway.
Potters boss Mark Hughes has lost 11 of his last 16 Premier League meetings with Liverpool (W2 D3), and has only lost more times against Chelsea (16) than he has against Liverpool (13).
Stoke City's 13-point tally so far this season is their joint-lowest after 13 games of a Premier League season, level with 2013-14, with the most goals they have conceded at this stage of a Premier League campaign (26). Liverpool have also underachieved by their standards, with seven points fewer at this stage of the season than they had last year - 23 compared with 30.
Liverpool have won seven of their last eight meetings with Stoke, and four of their last five away games, with the shocking 6-1 defeat on Steven Gerrard's last game for the club being the exception at the end of the 2014/15 season.
Liverpool, meanwhile, only lost three games out of 15 in all competitions in the same time frame, and are currently on a six-game unbeaten run. However, they have drawn more games than they have won in that period (W5 D7 L3).
Following their strong August form, Stoke have picked up just two wins from 11 games in all competitions since the start of September - a 2-1 home win over Southampton, and a 1-0 away victory against Watford (W2 D3 L6).
However, it's a much-changed Liverpool side, as Jurgen Klopp makes no less than six changes from the 1-1 draw against Chelsea. Among them is the young England striker Dominic Solanke, who has been given a chance to impress as the German boss rotates his side. Among the major omissions are the likes of Philippe Coutinho and top-scorer Mohamed Salah.
Two changes for Stoke as Bruno Martins Indi replaces Kevin Wimmer in the back line, while Peter Crouch is handed a rare start against one of his many former employers, with Ramadan Sobhi making way.
Liverpool substitutes: Karius, Milner, Coutinho, Salah, Henderson, Sturridge, Alexander-Arnold
Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Mignolet; Moreno, Lovren, Matip, Gomez; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Can, Wijnaldum; Firmino, Solanke, Mane
Stoke City substitutes: Wimmer, Berahino, Jese, Afellay, Adam, Haugaard, Sobhi
Stoke City XI (3-4-3): Grant; Martins Indi, Shawcross, Zouma; Pieters, Allen, Fletcher, Diouf; Choupo-Moting, Crouch, Shaqiri
The line-ups have been announced, and we'll begin with the home team.
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Lineups

R
A
A
3
E. Pieters
4
J. Allen
5
G. Wijnaldum
6
D. Lovren
6
K. Zouma
9
Roberto Firmino
10
E. Choupo-Moting
12
J. Gomez
15
B. Martins Indi
17
R. Shawcross
18
M. Diouf
18
Alberto Moreno
19
S. Mané
21
A. Oxlade-Chamberlain
22
X. Shaqiri
22
S. Mignolet
23
E. Can
24
D. Fletcher
25
P. Crouch
29
D. Solanke
32
J. Matip
33
L. Grant
7
11
11
16
14
C
C
C
C

Additional info

Referee
M. Atkinson
Assistants
L. Betts
Fourth official
C. Kavanagh

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Match Stats

Stoke City Liverpool
23 Attacks (Dangerous) 37
5 Corners 9
8 Fouls 10
12 Free Kicks 11
7 Goal Kicks 4
3 Offsides 2
2 Shots (blocked) 2
3 Shots (off target) 3
2 Shots (on target) 5
1 Shots (woodwork) 0
24 Throw Ins 23

Regular Season

# Team MP D P
117+4149
217+2638
317+1735
417+1631
517+1431
617+431
717+1030
817+426
917-322
1017-822
1117-618
1217-1718
1317-917
1417-516
1517-1716
1617-1015
1717-1014
1817-1614
1917-1814
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Bet365 Stadium

Name:
Bet365 Stadium 
City:
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire 
Capacity:
30089