After Jon Walter’s 20 minute legitimate penalty against Liverpool at the Britannia Stadium, the away team were compelled to attack Stoke at every opportunity.
To their credit, Dalglish’s team did just that.
They played posession football, attacking Tony Pulis’s team incessently, without any end result.
Jordan Henderson had three successive shots at Stoke goalie Berkovic who managed to save them all.
He also managed to stop Charlie Adam’s shot with his feet following on from the same move.
Craig Bellamy & Andy Carroll came on in the second half but it was Louis Suarez who had the best chance of the match when he side-footed wide from a Begovic palm-down in injury-time.
Bad result, good performance from Liverpool.