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How Stoke’s players rated in their 4-1 defeat to Liverpool

Stoke City didn’t manage to get anything from their match at Anfield as they fell to a 4-1 defeat against Liverpool. Although they managed to take an early lead through Jonathan Walters, it never looked likely that they would hold on. They were set up in a 3-5-2 with Peter Crouch and Walters leading the line, two players with their best years behind them. There are too many ageing players at Stoke and they struggled with the pressing style of Liverpool. Here is how their players rated on Tuesday:

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Lee Grant – He has been a good stand in for Jack Butland, but he will be disappointed at conceding four goals at Anfield. That said, there was little he could do to prevent any of them. 5

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