Liverpool Best When Losing as Statistics Reveal Impressive Comeback Abilities After Stoke Victory

Jude Summerfield

​Liverpool's win over Stoke on Saturday has been hailed as a pivotal moment in the club's season.

Finding themselves a goal down thanks to Jonathan Walters' earlier header, the Reds showed impressive resolve as Jurgen Klopp made some inspired substitutions as the recently ill Philippe Coutinho swept home to equalise before the fatigued Roberto Firmino smashed a half-volley to win the match.


This wasn't the first time Liverpool have recovered points from a losing position, however. In fact, the club have recorded a Premier League high of 18 points from losing positions this season, showcasing their impressive never-say-die attitude.

The side still have their problems, most notably in defence and with a depleted first-team squad due to injuries, but they may well secure a Champions League spot for next season if they continue to secure impressive victories like the one at Stoke. 

Their lack of depth was shown by the inclusion of youngsters Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ben Woodburn in the starting team on Saturday and, while the pair did little to harm their statuses as exciting youth prospects, they couldn't ignite any spark going forward.

Liverpool unsurprisingly looked better once Coutinho and Firmino were introduced, and the Brazilian duo proved to be the match-winners as their side stayed third in the Premier League.


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