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Liverpool travel to the Britannia Stadium on Sunday as the Reds look to keep in touch with the league leaders.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 4:10 pm GMT. Live coverage will be available on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD.


Stoke City will be looking to avenge their 1-0 loss at Anfield on the opening day of the season when the Potters failed to score from the spot in the dying minutes of the game to come back with at least a point.

The hosts have a good record at home against Liverpool, having never lost to the Merseyside club at home since their pormotion in 2008. However, Mark Hughes will know that Liverpool will be favourites comig into the game, given their impressive season thus far and are unlikely to take any risks.

Their last game ended in a 2-1 win over Leicester City in the third round of the FA Cup but have gained only one point from their last three Premier League fixtures. A win here will give them some much needed confidence and widen the distance between themselves and the sides fighting to save relegation.

Liverpool will come into the game on the back of a 2-0 win over Oldham Athletic in the FA Cup. Brendan Rodgers's side have been in brilliant form this season and are currently fourth in the table, seven points behind league toppers Chelsea.

A win here will take them to striking distance with the leaders and keep their title challenge alive. Rodgers's side have had a cruel fixture list in the festive period, with back to back games against Manchester City and Chelsea alway from home, where they have failed to take any points.

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What the Managers Say

Mark Hughes: "My memory of the Liverpool game is that we acquitted ourselves really well and made a good impression, but it's fair to say at the time we recognised Liverpool were going to have a really good season. We were very much in that game and had an opportunity to take something out of the game, but unfortunately Jon missed the penalty. We discussed it immediately after the game and everyone - players and staff - thought Liverpool looked in really good nick. So the progress they have made really hasn't surprised anybody here because we saw the evidence in the first game of the season."

Brendan Rodgers: "You saw the reaction from the penalty save from Simon - I think it was probably the start of the identity of the team and the spirit and the togetherness. That was something that stayed with us right the way through and something that is growing all the time. I sense that as each day goes by, we're becoming more of a team. I see us in the dressing room before games now and there's that real camaraderie amongst us all and that gradually gets better with the more success you have. So hopefully we can keep developing that.

Form Guide

Stoke City

  • Last Five(all competitions, most recent first): W D L L W
  • Last Result: Stoke City 2-1 Leicester City


  • Last Five(all competitions, most recent first): W W L L W
  • Last Result: Liverpool 2-0 Oldham Athletic

Team News

Stoke City

  • Injured: Asmir Begovic (finger), Robert Huth (knee), Andy Wilkinson (heel), Oussama Assiaidi (ineligible).
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Line-Up: Butland; Cameron, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters; N'Zonzi, Whelan; Walters, Adam, Pennant; Crouch.


  • Injured: Daniel Agger(calf), Glen Johnson (calf),Joe Allen (groin), Sebastian Coates(knee), Jose Enrique (knee), Jon Flanagan (hamstring).
  • Doubtful: Daniel Sturridge(ankle)
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Line-Up: Mignolet; Touré, Skrtel, Sakho, Cissokho; Henderson, Gerrard, Lucas, Moses; Coutinho, Suárez.