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  • Substitutes Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino score twice in three minutes to complete an impressive turnaround and secure Liverpool's first away Premier League win of 2017
  • Jon Walters heads Xherdan Shaqiri's cross past Simon Mignolet to give Stoke a late first-half lead at the bet365 Stadium
  • After initially choosing to start with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ben Woodburn, Jurgen Klopp, without Sadio Mane, Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana, withdraws teenage duo at half-time
  • Coutinho, who was considered a major doubt for the game due to illness, fires home a low equaliser
  • Firmino then lashes in a sensational volley after being released by a fine long ball from Georginio Wijnaldum
  • Joe Allen limps off before the interval with an apparent hamstring issue
  • Cheikhou Kouyate strikes against Swansea as West Ham ease any relegation fears and halt a dismal run of five successive defeats
  • Manchester City end four-match winless sequence thanks to an own goal from Ahmed Elmohamady and efforts from Sergio Aguero and Fabian Delph
  • Jordy Clasie fires Southampton to victory at The Hawthorns
  • Middlesbrough's plight deepens with a goalless draw at home to Burnley
  • Recap: Tottenham 4-0 Watford
  • Still to come: Bournemouth vs Chelsea

Full-time scores

Manchester City 3-1 Hull

Middlesbrough 0-0 Burnley

Stoke 1-2 Liverpool

West Brom 0-1 Southampton

West Ham 1-0 Swansea

Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho

That is all for this particular live blog, thanks for following along.

IBTimes UK's live Premier League coverage continues with my esteemed colleague Tony Mogan, who is primed to bring you the teatime clash between Bournemouth and Chelsea.

Be sure to join him. Goodbye.

Full-time scores

Manchester City 3-1 Hull

Middlesbrough 0-0 Burnley

Stoke 1-2 Liverpool

West Brom 0-1 Southampton

West Ham 1-0 Swansea

It's all over. Liverpool have held on for a morale-boosting victory.

Shaqiri sends a deep cross in towards Shawcross and Arnautovic. Mignolet battles bravely and wins the free-kick.

Four minutes of additional time will be played at the end of this second half.

Liverpool looking very comfortable just at the moment.

Sturridge, who appealed vociferously for a handball decision against Martins Indi not so long ago, is thwarted by Pieters.

Can's deflected effort earns Liverpool a corner that is cleared by Stoke.

Inter Milan loanee Ranocchia, who scored the winner against West Ham last weekend, turns home Shaun Maloney's pull-back to grab a consolation goal for Hull.

Goal: Manchester City 3-1 Hull (Andrea Ranocchia)

Not that it really matters, but we should mention that Firmino was booked for removing his shirt in the aftermath of that second Liverpool goal.

I think we can forgive him for being just a tad excited.

Adam, who came on for Allen in the first half, is now hooked in favour of Egyptian winger Ramadan Sobhi.

Just under 10 minutes left for Stoke to find an equaliser.


Stoke look to restore parity straight away, but Mignolet makes a superb point-blank save to deny Berahino after a stellar cross from Arnautovic.

It's all going on now!

Absolute pandemonium in the away end as Liverpool take the lead with two goals in three minutes from their influential half-time substitutes.

Firmino allows a perfect long ball from Wijnaldum to bounce before lashing an unstoppable volley past Grant. Stunning.

What a turnaround.

Jurgen Klopp

Goal: Stoke 1-2 Liverpool (Roberto Firmino)

Stoke fail to clear an Emre Can cross and Coutinho takes advantage to drive home a low equaliser.

All square.

Goal: Stoke 1-1 Liverpool (Philippe Coutinho)

A warm reception for Walters as he makes way for Glenn Whelan. Klopp's final change sees Sturridge replace Lovren.

Lovren concedes a free-kick in a dangerous position to the left-hand side of the Liverpool penalty area, but Martins Indi fails to trouble Mignolet.

Wijnaldum, who so nearly cost Liverpool dearly with a bizarre header back towards his own goal a few minutes ago, sends an effort well wide at the other end.

Delph adds further gloss to the scoreline in Manchester. That's his maiden Premier League goal for City and a first since January 2016.

Goal: Manchester City 3-0 Hull (Fabian Delph)

The home fans bay for a second yellow card after the agricultural Klavan once again decides to flatten Shaqiri in not-so-subtle fashion.

Mike Dean says no and instead issues a final warning.

Firmino and Coutinho, as you might expect, have really changed the dynamic of this game. Both players force good saves from Grant before Lovren gets a run on Shawcross and crashes a header against the crossbar.

So close. Half an hour remaining.

Liverpool have dominated possession in this second half and Origi sends a shot narrowly wide. Milner also tries his luck to no avail.

Stoke should double their advantage after an absolutely shocking defensive header from Wijnaldum. However, Mignolet denies Adam from close range.

How is that not 2-0?

Aguero just about finds a way past Eldin Jakupovic after being teed up by Raheem Sterling. Hull now have a mountain to climb.

Goal: Manchester City 2-0 Hull (Sergio Aguero)

Klavan crudely body checks Shaqiri and is promptly shown the first yellow card of the afternoon.


We are back underway at Stoke. Klopp unsurprisingly looks to his bench at half-time. Coutinho and Firmino replace teenage pair Alexander-Arnold and Woodburn.

Many questioned Klopp's team selection before kick-off and Liverpool were fairly wretched in that opening 45 minutes, disjointed and utterly devoid of invention.

Shaqiri and Walters combined to expose that soft underbelly. Muck work to be done for the visitors after the break to save their manager being exposed to a lot of flak.


Half-time scores

Manchester City 1-0 Hull

Middlesbrough 0-0 Burnley

Stoke 1-0 Liverpool

West Brom 0-1 Southampton

West Ham 1-0 Swansea

Some breathing space for Bilic at London Stadium. A nice touch from Robert Snodgrass releases Kouyate, whose impressive 25-yard strike finds the bottom corner.

Goal: West Ham 1-0 Swansea (Cheikhou Kouyate)

Three minutes of added time signalled by the fourth official.

Walters continues his excellent scoring record against Liverpool. The Republic of Ireland striker escapes the attentions of Lovren and nods past Mignolet at the front post after Shaqiri spins away from Clyne and easily goes past Klavan.

First blood to the hosts.

Jon Walters

Goal: Stoke 1-0 Liverpool (Jon Walters)

Not much to report from the Potteries with five minutes remaining until the break. Origi wins Liverpool a corner and then heads well over the crossbar.

City in front at the Etihad Stadium after Elmohamady inadvertently turns a Jesus Navas cross into his own net.

Goal: Manchester City 1-0 Hull (Ahmed Elmohamady OG)

Woodburn returns after receiving physio treatment off the pitch. Arnautovic then picks out the side netting with a volley.

Arnautovic sees a low shot saved by Mignolet. Klopp's turn to look concerned now as Woodburn stays down in some discomfort clutching his left knee.

He may need to come off.

An early blow for Stoke as Allen limps off to be replaced by another ex-Liverpool midfielder in Adam.

Joe Allen

A goal at last. Clasie drives home to give Southampton the lead in a battle for eighth place in the West Midlands.

Goal: West Brom 0-1 Southampton (Jordy Clasie)

Woodburn catches Geoff Cameron dawdling and races forward before being quickly swallowed up by red and white shirts. Not a lot of support for the Welshman today and the likes of Shawcross are not giving him an inch.

I can imagine this was the face that Sturridge pulled when he discovered that Woodburn would be starting instead of him...

Daniel Sturridge

Bruno Martins Indi beats Origi to head clear another inviting cross from Alexander-Arnold. The 18-year-old has enjoyed a strong start to this game.

Joe Allen, another of Stoke's ex-Liverpool cohort, tries to float a pass in behind for Berahino. Simon Mignolet collects.

Great defending from young Alexander-Arnold to block Arnautovic and then dispossess Berahino after a decent cross from Shaqiri.


No early goals in any of the mid-afternoon kick-offs, although Robbie Brady has just struck the crossbar for Burnley at the Riverside Stadium.

Origi has to settle for a corner after losing a physical confrontation with Pieters.

Milner's initial delivery is headed clear by Ryan Shawcross and Lee Grant comfortably claims a follow-up cross from Alexander-Arnold.

Georginio Wijnaldum passes wide for Alexander-Arnold, who fires a glorious ball across the six-yard box. No Liverpool players are willing to gamble, however, and Johnson helps it out for a throw-in on the nearside.

Dejan Lovren rises above Saido Berahino to head away a dangerous cross from former Liverpool right-back Johnson, who had got the better of Clyne and Milner.

Erik Pieters' follow-up drive is blocked by Matip.

A long ball in behind the Stoke defence has too much on it for Divock Origi to chase. Klopp rages on the touchline.!

Shaqiri lofts the ball home but is quickly flagged offside. Intelligent defending from Nathaniel Clyne to hold the line.

A positive start from Stoke as Marko Arnautovic, wasteful at Burnley, glides to the byline before being caught offside when receiving possession back from Walters.

Liverpool, incidentally, are Walters' favourite opponent to score against in the Premier League. He has bagged six against them in total.

Referee Mike Dean gets proceedings underway. The bet365 Stadium is a tough place to visit in the winter as a strong wind whips in from three open corners, but there is nothing but glorious sunshine this afternoon.

It is also worth noting that Stoke have failed to score in five of their last eight league games and have yet to win a match against a current top-six team in 10 attempts so far this term.

Liverpool, meanwhile, have won only eight of 16 league games in 2016-17 against sides currently in the bottom half...

If Liverpool were to win today, it would mark their first away Premier League victory of 2017.

They have won six of their last seven top-flight games against Stoke, with the notable exception being that embarrassing 6-1 drubbing they received in the Potteries on the final day of the 2014-15 season.

As noted by Opta, the Reds have returned triumphant from three of their last four trips to these parts. However, they have been successful on only two of their last eight league visits.

West Ham vs Swansea

West Ham: Randolph, Byram, Collins, Fonte, Masuaku, Antonio, Kouyate, Noble, Lanzini, Snodgrass, A Ayew

Subs: Adrian, Nordtveit, Fernandes, Feghouli, Carroll, Sakho, Calleri

Swansea: Fabianski, Naughton, Mawson, Fernandez, Olsson, Fer, Cork, Carroll, Sigurdsson, J Ayew, Routledge

Subs: Nordfeldt, Amat, Ki, Montero, Narsingh, Kingsley, Llorente

West Brom vs Southampton

West Brom: Foster, Dawson, McAuley, Evans, Nyom, Fletcher, Livermore, Morrison, Phillips, Chadli, Rondon

Subs: Myhill, M Wilson, Yacob, Field, McClean, Brunt, Robson-Kanu

Southampton: Forster, Cedric, Stephens, Yoshida, Bertrand, Clasie, Hojbjerg, Ward-Prowse, Tadic, Redmond, Long

Subs: Hassen, Caceres, McQueen, Pied, Reed, Sims, Rodriguez

Middlesbrough vs Burnley

Middlesbrough: Valdes, Barragan, Bernardo, Ayala, Gibson, Downing, Clayton, Leadbitter, Forshaw, Gestede, Stuani

Subs: Guzan, Fry, De Roon, Fischer, Traore, Bamford, Negredo

Burnley: Heaton, Lowton, Keane, Mee, Ward, Boyd, Barton, Hendrick, BradY, Gray, Barnes

Subs: Pope, Flanagan, Arfield, Vokes, Agyei, Westwood, Tarkowski

Manchester City vs Hull

Manchester City: Bravo, Clichy, Stones, Navas, Kolarov, Toure, Delph, Sterling, Silva, Sane, Aguero

Subs: Caballero, Kompany, Zabaleta, Fernando, Nolito, De Bruyne, Iheanacho

Hull: Jakupovic, Robertson, Dawson, Ranocchia, Elmohamady, Grosicki, N'Diaye, Clucas, Markovic, Evandro, Niasse

Subs: Marshall, Meyler, Davies, Hernandez, Maloney, Diomande, Henriksen

Here's the rest of the team news for the 15.00 BST kick-offs...

It's all over in north London, where Tottenham have thrashed Watford 4-0. They close the gap on Chelsea to four points ahead of the leaders' teatime date with Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.

Liverpool are eight points further back in third, two clear of Manchester City. Pep Guardiola's side entertain resurgent relegation candidates Hull this afternoon.

It's fair to say that Liverpool team is causing a significant amount of consternation across social media.

Having already surpassed Michael Owen as Liverpool's youngest goalscorer courtesy of his late effort in November's EFL Cup quarter-final defeat of Leeds United, Woodburn now sits behind the ex-England stalwart and winger Jordon Ibe as their third youngest ever PL starter...


Liverpool's starting XI is surprising to say the least. With Coutinho and compatriot Roberto Firmino listed as substitutes, Klopp hands a full top-flight debut to 17-year-old Ben Woodburn.

Fellow academy graduate Trent Alexander-Arnold also starts as the visitors appear to opt for a 3-5-2 formation with James Milner shunted forward into midfield.

Lucas Leiva makes way for Joel Matip. Sturridge is on the bench again.

Three changes from Stoke, with Glen Johnson, Shaqiri and Walters all returning to the starting XI. Muniesa, Diouf and Charlie Adam, the latter fresh from taking arguably one of the the worst corners in footballing history, drop to the bench.

No room in the matchday squad for either Ibrahim Afellay or record signing Giannelli Imbula, who Hughes admits has "struggled at times to understand what is required in the Premier League" since his £18.3m switch from Porto last year.

Giannelli Imbula

"It's fair to say Giannelli has struggled this year in terms of having an impact but any decision on any player won't be made during the season," he said on Friday in response to reports that Stoke are willing to offload the French midfielder in a cut-price deal this summer.

"We all see his talent but there are other elements which aren't as strong as his ability on the ball. He hasn't had as many games as he or I would have liked – but he's still got time and I hope he will impress in those."


The teamsheet has dropped...

In today's early Premier League fixture, Tottenham are currently thrashing Watford 4-0 at White Hart Lane courtesy of a brace from Heung-Min Son and fine goals from Dele Alli and Eric Dier.

Spurs are a joy to behold in this sort of form. To make things even better for the hosts, Mauricio Pochettino has just sent on Harry Kane with around half an hour still to play.

A nice, easy game for the England striker to find his feet again after almost a month out with ankle ligament damage.

So what of Stoke's team news, I hear you cry?

Well, Jon Walters is back in contention after a slight concussion that forced him to miss Tuesday's narrow loss at Burnley. Hughes is also hopeful that Xherdan Shaqiri, who did start for Switzerland during their recent World Cup qualifying win over Latvia, will feature at club level for the first time since 21 January following a calf injury.

Xherdan Shaqiri

Marc Muniesa and Mame Biram Diouf both sustained knee knocks at Turf Moor, although were down to train yesterday.

Long-term absentees from both sides - Adam Bogdan, Danny Ings, Ovie Ejaria, Jack Butland and Stephen Ireland - all remain sidelined.

Here is what Klopp had to say on Mane's injury during a pre-match press conference held at Melwood yesterday:

Sadio will, we're pretty sure, need surgery. We're not 100% sure when it will happen, but then it is clear his season is over. That's what I expected, actually, when I saw the video after the game.

I thought he was lucky in this situation that not more happened, but now we are close to the end of the season and that means it will be pretty much impossible that he will play again this season. But then he'll have a long break and be ready for next season, so that's the only good news

He also revealed that Lallana was "much better" after suffering a thigh injury on England duty and that Henderson was "in a good way" as he continues to recover from a lingering foot issue. However, neither player has yet been deemed ready to return to training.

Coutinho is said to have joined up with his teammates at their team hotel this morning, yet it remains unclear if he will be involved. The Brazilian playmaker was unable to train on both Thursday and Friday and Klopp admitted "it will be really close".

Daniel Sturridge was an unused substitute against Bournemouth after almost two months out with a virus/more hip trouble and could well have a role to play today after increasing his match fitness.

There were some notably sad(io) faces on Merseyside this week, with Jurgen Klopp confirming fears that influential forward Mane would almost certainly require surgery on knee ligament damage suffered during last weekend's derby victory over Everton and miss the remainder of the campaign as a result.

Liverpool have not typically fared well without their £34m headline signing, who has scored 13 goals and provided eight assists in 29 appearances across all competitions since swapping St Mary's for Anfield last summer. Held to a frustrating 2-2 draw at home to Bournemouth in midweek, they also failed to win any of the three fixtures that coincided with his January trip to Gabon for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

It remains to be seen how much the Senegalese international's latest absence will effect their chances of cementing a top-four finish and qualifying for the Champions League.

Sadio Mane

As if that was not quite bad enough, England duo Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana remain out and it is still not known if Philippe Coutinho, substituted after scoring against the Cherries due to a bout of sickness, will be fit to feature today against a Stoke side that have slipped out of the top half of the Premier League after suffering three straight defeats.

They have won only one of their last six games and, while a late slide into the relegation dogfight seems extremely unlikely at this stage, Mark Hughes will nevertheless be eager to oversee a quick upturn in fortunes.

That clash at the bet365 Stadium will be our main focus this afternoon, although we will also endeavour to keep you fully abreast of all the goings on from today's four other 15.00 BST kick-offs. Of particular interest will be a meeting in Stratford, where West Ham are hoping to avoid a sixth straight defeat that would suck them deeper into the relegation mire and increase calls for manager Slaven Bilic to be sent packing.

Swansea, still hovering just above the dropzone themselves after being cruelly denied a crucial win over Tottenham on Wednesday courtesy of three late goals that came in the space of just six minutes, provide the opposition.

Team news and live updates on the way. Stay tuned.