Stoke City 3-5 Liverpool
Luis Suarez and Steven Gerard speak after the win..
“It is important [to have Sturridge back] because he is a great player and he helps the team,” said Suarez. “It’s a long time that we played without him, but now he is back we are so happy. The performance of the team is more important.”
“It was very hard today – we know against Stoke every game is tough, and here at home they are strong. We knew if we won it would be very important for our confidence for the future.”
“The most important thing is that Liverpool finish in the top four. This is the most important thing for me,” concluded Suarez.
“It was big because our record against Stoke in the Premier League is poor away from home, so we wanted to put that right today.
“I thought we showed tremendous character. For the first 40 minutes we controlled the game, were very comfortable and were 2-0 up – and then we made a couple of mistakes. It became a real tough game from then on.”
“Today was all about the team performance and the three points, and it’s results like these we need if we want to finish in the top four.”