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'Pool end season in embarrassment
24 May 2015 17:05
Stoke 6-1 Liverpool
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Liverpool's season-ending meltdown was completed at the Britannia Stadium where Stoke won 6-1 to inflict the Reds' heaviest defeat for 52 years while notching their biggest home victory over the Merseysiders in over a century.
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Brendan Rodgers insisted on Friday he was 150 per cent sure he would be manager next season despite his side missing all the targets Fenway Sports Group set him back in August.
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But eight points from their final nine matches indicate a collapse of epic proportions, and performances like this one are just the sort which owners take notice of.
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Rodgers' end-of-season review with FSG's high-ranking Anfield representative Mike Gordon should be an interesting one next week.
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The shambles of a failing campaign was encapsulated in 45 minutes with Mame Biram Diouf scoring a brace, with Charlie Adam, Jon Walters and Steven Nzonzi also on target before the interval - the first time Liverpool had conceded five first-half goals in top-flight league since 1976 against Aston Villa.
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Steven Gerrard pulled one back on his last appearance for the club but substitute Peter Crouch made it 6-1 late on.
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