My sunshine pumping thoughts:
A CLEAN SHEET. What have they done with my back line? I thought this was a Liverpool defense? Yes, I know, it was just Stoke. But their's is an offense that is centered around capitalizing on individual error (aka lob it up and hope for someone to get lazy in man marking Crouch). Basically, the defense provided a small silver lining.
Suso was simply brilliant. Terrific game.
Steven was a possession losing machine. Other than that gorgeous pass to Glen, he was awful. I like the positions he's putting himself in up front, but he has to make better decisions with the ball.
Sterling really came into his own in this game. He was absolutely man handled in the first 15 minutes, but settled in and did a great job of learning how to use his body against such a physical defense. He grew up a lot today. Hopefully he can take that physicality he showed and grow with it. He needs to, considering his size.
Was impressed again with wisdom. He's going to be quite the player one day.
Overall disappointing, but not void of positives. The defense was much improved (admittedly against a pretty sub par offense, but beggars can't be choosers right?)
This post was edited on 10/7 at 12:01 pm