Coutinho, Firmino inspire Liverpool comeback over Stoke

"That's what I expected, actually, when I saw the video after the game". "Overall I think we had of course a hiccup in recent weeks and what is important now is for us to move on, focus again, keep the way we want to play football in mind and give absolutely everything in every game".

Senegal worldwide Mane is Liverpool's top scorer this season with 13 Premier League goals and without him the Reds could only manage a home draw with Bournemouth in mid-week action.

"I know everyone was talking before about how we miss Sadio Mane and we do miss Sadio Mane but he doesn't help us too much in defending and we created enough chances to have scored more", Klopp said ahead of Saturday's trip to Stoke City. It is clear then that Mane's injury will have a big impact on Liverpool's pursuit of Champions League qualification.

The Potters have won 23 points from their first 15 home games of a Premier League season for the third consecutive campaign.

The likes of Daniel Sturridge and Roberto Firmino are on a star-studded bench, but it remains to be seen if Klopp needs to call on them. The Reds boss has stressed the midfielder's struggle will only make it hard for him to select his starting XI for Stoke City (8 April) as Liverpool are battling with injuries. Now we are just thinking about the line-up against Stoke, which is a real challenge.

"But having too many players is not good for a squad because you kill development".

Any normal team would look at the remaining fixture lists of other challengers for a Champions League spot and feel they held the advantage, but Liverpool are not normal.

"It was well deserved for him because he got a lot of criticism in his Liverpool career and sometimes these are the moments you need as a player, and for us as a team we need a goalkeeper like this".

The German was roundly criticised for using a defensive back three when Liverpool were leading during the midweek 2-2 draw with Bournemouth, but Liverpool began with that formation here.

Liverpool travel to the Britannia to face Stoke on Saturday with their place in the top four now down largely to the fact they've played more games than everyone around them.

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