Atoned for a loose pass from the back by pulling off an impressive save in the first half. Continued to be sloppy in his distribution, however.
Struggles to have as much attacking impact on the left but won several aerial challenges under the diagonal ball.
Aside from one poor decision in challenge Walters and Wisdom to a ball he did not need to win, the Slovakian showed real composure against physical opponents.
Undoubtedly picked for his physical attributes but showed some good touches going forward on occasion.
Allowed the freedom to roam forward by Stoke and almost punished them by hitting the post. Given an uncomfortable afternoon by Stoke but coped.
Didn't allow himself to be bullied by physical opposition but was not provided with the service which suits his game. Did have one glorious chance in the second period, but struck the base of the post.
Will have been relieved to see Reina spare his blushes after inadvertently playing Adam in and occasionally looked loose in the pass.
Refused to be bullied by an intimidating opposition midfield and constantly showed for the ball.
A mixed afternoon for the Reds captain. Made some good contributions going forward but showed a tendency to look for the long ball against a side who lapped it up.
His best showing for Liverpool so far. Never looked like he might be pushed off the ball despite his stature and knitted the play well.
Gave the Stoke defenders nightmares with his trickery on the ground but was needlessly prompted into aerial duels by his team-mates' poor service.
Despite the hosts dominating, the keeper was rarely tested beyond a fine drive from Gerrard in the first half.
Forced to work hard by Suarez, who gave him a difficult time whenever he controlled the ball with his back to goal.
Looked uncomfortable in trying to dispossess Suso but wasn't tested anywhere near enough on the deck by Liverpool.
Lucky not to be carded for an early stamp on Suarez and continued in a similarly physical fashion from then on.
Never looked comfortable when Sterling and Johnson combined against him out wide.
Almost lobbed Reina brilliantly in the first half but was otherwise restricted to defensive work.
Showed the tendency for misplacing passes which blighted his Anfield career.
Pressed Allen as much as possible and sat deep to spray the cross-field passes which looked like Stoke's best option.
Showed several clever touches and looked unbeatable in the air, often forcing the Reds defence into fouls in dangerous areas.
Put in some tasty challenges but provided a great outlet for the diagonal ball.