Liverpool 1-0 Stoke: Johnson the unlikely Reds hero

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Liverpool beat Stoke City 1-0 at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.

Liverpool had defender Glen Johnson to thank for their win against Stoke City on Saturday.

It looked as though the Reds' struggles would continue with the match heading towards a 0-0 draw, but the right-back headed in after Rickie Lambert's effort had hit the post.

It is a huge win for Brendan Rodgers' side who have struggled in recent weeks and in truth look no closer to finding the solution.

Stoke had plenty of chances of their own, with Mame Biram Diouf having an effort cleared off the line and Bojan Krcic hitting the post.

The result means Liverpool climbed up to 11th in the Premier League table while Stoke dropped to 12.

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