STOKE, England -- Three quick thoughts from Liverpool's 3-0 Premier League win over Stoke at the bet365 Stadium on Wednesday.
1. Liverpool get efficient but controversial win
This will not go down as a classic Liverpool performance, like some of the brilliant, slicing victories of the season so far, but it was a terrifically efficient one. A 3-0 win over a Stoke side who were utterly dreadful might be the minimum you can expect, but on a bitingly cold night in the Midlands, it will do nicely.