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Liverpool Victory Delights Hodges

Glyn Hodges

GLYN HODGES has paid tribute to Stoke City's performance after they edged an enthralling seven goal thriller with Liverpool in the Premier League Cup.

Goals from Julien Ngoy, Tyrese Campbell, Oliver Shenton and Daniel Jarvis fired Hodges' side above their opponents to lead the group at the half way stage.  

Speaking to following the triumph on Sunday, the 54-year old expressed his delight at a victory he felt was packed full of positives.

“It was a good performance, and what's annoying is that we've always got that in us, but we just seem to be saving our best performances for the cup,” he smiled.  

“The effort the boys showed and the way they went about their business, I thought it was excellent, especially given the side they had out there."

“We were a bit disappointed in the way we conceded their goals - one was definitely a penalty, and the other was a bit dubious.   

“We've had to work a bit harder for our goals, and looked a little nervous near the end - but all in all, I was very pleased with the display.  

“I think everyone contributed well today. Jake Dunwoody has come back into the side, Tom Edwards and Josh Tymon were great in the full back positions and Julien Ngoy was a threat all afternoon.   

“We want to do well in all of our competitions. Our targets were to do well in the Checkatrade Trophy and get out of this group, which we didn't do last year.”   

He added: “We didn't start well at Bristol City, but since then we've bounced back and got two great results - now we have to try and maintain this over the coming weeks and months.”