The pressure was on Liverpool as the Reds took on Stoke City on Tuesday night at Anfield. All their title rivals had notched up wins on Boxing Day, and anything other than a victory would have put them behind on the title race.
Liverpool coped up admirably and even though Stoke opened scoring through Jonathan Walters, the Reds went into the break with a 2-1 lead courtesy of Adam Lallana and Roberto Firmino. A Giannelli Imbula own goal and a smart finish from substitute Daniel Sturridge ensured the victory, with an emphatic 4-1 scoreline.
The man of the night though was the skipper, Jordan Henderson. The midfielder dictated the tempo of the game, with his slick passing and tenacious defending.
He even pulled out some brilliant long range passes from the hat, especially an eye-catching cross field through ball in the 76th minute.
Check out the video below!
That pass by Hendo… pic.twitter.com/fw9aC4wtvZ
— LFCMostar (@LFCMostar) December 27, 2016