He had come on only six minutes earlier with special instructions from Stoke boss Mark Hughes.
Assaidi said: "He knows my quality I think, because before I went on the pitch he told me, 'Go and win us the game'.
"He knows what I can do. I'm very happy for this confidence but I really want to start games.
"Brendan Rodgers texts me sometimes. I speak with him occasionally but we will see what the future brings. I hope I have a future at Liverpool."
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