David Thompson delivers Instagram verdict on Liverpool win v Stoke

Emre Can Dejan Lovren and Lucas Leiva look frustrated during the draw with Bournemouth

Emre Can Dejan Lovren and Lucas Leiva look frustrated during the draw with Bournemouth

What's more, since joining Liverpool in 2015, he's been booked three times for excessive celebration in the top flight, which again is more than any other player.

The Reds were forced to start with a depleted line-up but Klopp turned to Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino in the second half despite fitness concerns about the Brazilian duo.

Liverpool got their top-four bid back on track on Saturday afternoon thanks to a 2-1 comeback win against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium.

Manager Jurgen Klopp backed the doctor's decision and left Coutinho at home while he and the rest of the squad to travel to Stoke - only for the 24-year-old to turn up at the team hotel hours before kick-off, having been driven down the M6 by his driver that morning.

"I am happy for that". His effort against Stoke on Saturday took him to 30 Premier League goals, surpassing Juninho Paulista's total for Middlesbrough. The manager decided because I was not 100% but I wanted to play.

"It was a big win. There are a lot of points to fight for and every game for us is very important".

"The team played well, created more chances and then we scored".

After scoring what turned out to be the victor for the Reds at the bet365 stadium on Saturday, Firmino typically sprinted towards the Liverpool supporters like a madman, ripping off his shirt in the process.

"That is why the keeper is there to make saves in important moments and help your team out and the feeling is better still when you win the game after all that, " said the Belgium global.

"We had to change our attitude and came back fighting; we won our battles and luckily had two Brazilians on the bench who can make a difference".

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