London: Jordon Ibe scored the decisive goal as Liverpool outclassed Stoke City 1-0 in the Capital One Cup semifinals first leg at Britannia Stadium.
Liverpool's Spanish defender Alberto Moreno (R) celebrates with Liverpool's English midfielder Jordon Ibe (L) after the final whistle of the English League Cup semi-final first leg football match at Britannia Stadium in Stoke-on-Trent. Pic/AFP
Liverpool midfielder Ibe smashed a match-winning goal in the 37th minute of the game to give his side a lead before the Jurgen-Klopp side lost midfielder Philippe Coutinho and defender Dejan Lovren due to hamstring injury, the Guardian reported.
Meanwhile, Stoke City failed to continue the form they displayed during their recent home wins.
Liverpool will once again lock horns with Stoke City in the semifinal second leg on January 27.