Liverpool fans hoping for a resounding statement to kick off the year against the team that beat them soundly to end the previous season came a way with a less than impressive result as Liverpool eked out a last minute win against Stoke City on Sunday. The Reds looked lifeless in attack, with many of last season's problems still present, until Emre Can came on in the second half and changed the tenor of the match. Philippe Coutinho got the game's only goal, which was enough to take all three points and the all important win on the first day of the season.
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