Liverpool moved back into second place in the Premier League table courtesy of a 4-1 home victory against Stoke on Tuesday evening. The fourth of those goals came via sub Daniel Sturridge, who scored just 56 seconds after coming off the bench and after an appalling blunder by Ryan Shawcross.
Stoke took the lead after just 12 minutes, against the run of play, with Jonathan Walters heading home at the near post.
However, the Reds got themselves level just after the half-hour mark, with in-form England man Adam Lallana firing home from a tight angle after ex-Liverpool defender Glen Johnson failed to clear the ball.
The hosts were now totally dominant and just before the break, Roberto Firmino made it 2-1 fired in off both posts.
In the second-half, a Giannelli Imbula own-goal sealed the deal for Liverpool.
However, there was still time for centre-half Shawcross to hand Sturridge his goal on a plate. Playing a back-pass without looking, the Potters’ defender set up the Liverpool sub, who rounded Lee Grant before firing home…
Sturridge’s goal was the 100th scored by the Reds under Klopp and sent the Reds back to second, sixth points off leaders Chelsea.
As for Mark Hughes’ side, they find themselves 13th in the table.