Posted on June 16, 2015
Stoke City managed one of the best results in their history after a 6-1 thrashing of Liverpool at the Britannia stadium.
This was the final match of the season and it meant little to the two teams. While Stoke had already achieved records point tally in a Premier League season, Liverpool had just failed to qualify for the top four after a series of poor form. Stoke managed to take full advantage of the poor form after crashing a poor Liverpool 6-1 with five goals coming in the first half alone. Three of the goals came in just eight minutes, as he helped himself to a hat-trick.
Opposition manager Brendan Rodgers has come under fire recently for his failure to lead Liverpool back into the Champions League. After a second place finish last season, Liverpool were expected to push on and possibly win the title. Yet, they have slipped into sixth place and will now have to hope that Arsenal win the FA Cup so as to avoid further rounds of Europa League qualification. This defeat means that Liverpool have won only one out of the last five matches. They will hope for a better start to the 2015/16 season. Hughes stated that this was the perfect end to the campaign.
“We couldn’t have asked for a better finish to a really great season.The level of performance in that first 45 minutes was exceptional and I don’t think it reflects badly on Liverpool. I think most teams would have struggled to cope with the quality and intensity of our play.It is a great performance against a very good team with great individual talents, and we have been able to get the level of performance that I think a lot of people sensed we were capable of,” said the Stoke manager.