Three Liverpool stars who proved a big point against Stoke

Plenty of Liverpool's starting XI produced against the Potters but here are three who stood out in particular...

Divock Origi

After an away goal and hard-working performance against Borussia Dortmund, the young Liverpool forward proved his worth once again v Stoke City.

When Brendan Rodgers was in charge at Anfield, Origi looked completely out of touch - as though he had no future as a leading striker for the club.

But, under Jurgen Klopp, like so many of his team-mates, the forward has come good. Producing in two back-to-back games surely guarantees him involvement in the second leg against Dortmund, either from the bench or from the start.

Joe Allen

For ball retention, Joe Allen is Liverpool's main man right now. And, again, this is a player who is far different than under Rodgers.

Before, the 'Welsh Xavi' played all of his passes either sideways or backwards and didn't contribute going forward in any capacity.

Against Stoke, however, Allen did what he was doing against Dortmund over a longer period. With Jordan Henderson out injured, the midfielder can really prove himself at Anfield over the next few weeks.

Sheyi Ojo

Of all the Reds' first-team players on Sunday afternoon, no one could have picked 18-year-old Sheyi Ojo out as an outsider.

The youth product looked as though he's been playing week in, week out for the senior side, as he shone going forward, beat his man several times and even teed Daniel Sturridge up beautifully for a first-half goal.

Ojo looks to have a very bright future at Liverpool - as do several others at the Merseyside club.

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