Tony Pulis heaps praise on his ‘best’ Stoke City side after Liverpool win

Stoke City manager Tony Pulis hails his "best" Potters side after a 3-1 victory over Liverpool on Wednesday night

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Tony Pulis' side are currently in eighth position in the Premier League Photo: Back Page Images

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Tony Pulis has hailed his current Stoke City squad as “the best team” that the Potters manager has been in charge of during his six-year reign at the Britannia Stadium.

Goals from Jonathan Walters and Kenwyne Jones helped Stoke secure a 3-1 victory over Liverpool which moved Pulis’ men up to eighth position.

The Welshman helped Stoke gain promotion to the Premier League for the first time in 2008 and the Potters have been transformed from perennial strugglers to challengers for a top-six finish.

“It was a great result and a great performance,” Pulis told BBC Sport. “The response to going a goal down was fantastic.

“It is probably the best team we have had, but we have to improve year on year at our own pace.”

Pulis heaped praise on the Republic of Ireland international Walters after the striker netted his fourth and fifth Premier League goals of the season.

“I’m very, very pleased for Jon Walters,” Pulis added.

“He epitomises everything we do at this football club. His attitude and commitment to the group is absolutely fabulous but he is a good player as well.

“It is full credit to the players. It is a very, very good night for us.

“It is our fifth year in the Premier League and we have had to spend a lot of money on the infrastructure of the club, so we have to take a gradual approach.”

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