Stoke vs Liverpool: 5-0 half-time score ruins Steven Gerrard farewell

The captain's final match won't be one he wants to remember

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With Steven Gerrard making his final appearance for Liverpool, he and his team-mates would have been wanting to sign-off with a good result against Stoke City.

However, things went terribly wrong at the Britannia Stadium.

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With contract rebel Raheem Sterling relegated to the bench by Brendan Rodgers, Liverpool found themselves 1-0 down after 22 minutes when Mame Biram Diouf found the back of the net. Four minutes later Diouf got his and Stoke's second.

Jonathan Walters then made it 3-0 after 30 minutes and then Charlie Adam made it 4-0. Just before half-time Steven N'Zonzi made it 5-0.

The scoreline meant Stoke were the first team to score five goals against Liverpool in a league game since Coventry in December 1992.

Liverpool have never lost a Premier League game by five or more goals.