Liverpool 1-0 Stoke: Johnson the unlikely Reds hero

Liverpool 1 - 0 Stoke City

  • 85" Glen Johnson

Ref: Craig Pawson
Attendance: 44,735

Anfield Pitch

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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Team Lineups


  • Simon Mignolet
  • Glen Johnson
  • Kolo Touré
  • José Enrique
  • Martin Skrtel
  • Lucas Leiva
  • Jordan Henderson
  • Philippe Coutinho
  • Raheem Sterling
  • Joe Allen
  • Rickie Lambert


  • Lazar Markovic
  • Alberto Moreno
  • Steven Gerrard
  • Emre Can
  • Bradley Jones
  • Dejan Lovren
  • Adam Lallana

Stoke City

  • Asmir Begovic
  • Marc Wilson
  • Geoff Cameron
  • Ryan Shawcross
  • Erik Pieters
  • Steven N'Zonzi
  • Jonathan Walters
  • Steve Sidwell
  • Bojan
  • Marko Arnautovic
  • Mame Biram Diouf


  • Stephen Ireland
  • Oliver Shenton
  • Glenn Whelan
  • Jack Butland
  • Peter Crouch
  • Marc Muniesa
  • Charlie Adam

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