Brazilliant! Subs Coutinho And Firmino Save Liverpool As Reds Come From Behind To Beat Stoke (Photos & Video)

Alan Duffy

8th, April 2017

Liverpool came from behind against Stoke on Saturday to win 2-1 and keep their hopes of a top-four finish well and truly alive.

The Brazilian duo of Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino were the saviours for the Reds, both coming on at half to net a goal each and cancel out Jonathan Walters’ opener.

Liverpool, who had teenagers Ben Woodburn and Trent Alexander-Arnold in the starting line-up, lacked a cutting edge in the first half and went in at the break 1-0 down, after an unmarked Walters headed home from a Xherdan Shaqiri centre.

It took until the 70 minutes for the Reds to get themselves back into the game, with sub Philippe Coutinho scoring via a fine first-time effort.

That goal was Coutinho’s 30th in the Premier League, making him the top-scoring Brazilian in the history of the competition.

Soon after that leveller, another Brazilian won the game for the Merseysiders, with Firmino lashing home an absolute cracker from 22 yards which left Lee Grant in the Stoke goal with no chance.

The Potters almost fought back, however, with Simon Mignolet producing a superb save to thwart Saido Berahino.

However, Jurgen Klopp’s side held on to stay third in the table, ninth points clear of fifth-placed, Arsenal, albeit having played three games more.

As for Mark Hughes and Stoke, they go 13th, eight points clear of the relegation zone.

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