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Christian Benteke
Benteke is likely to lead Liverpool\'s attack in the Capital One Cup clash against Stoke Getty Images

Stoke City take on Liverpool in the first leg of the semi-final clash of the 2015/16 Capital One Cup at the Britannia Stadium on 5 January.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is at 8pm GMT. Live coverage of the match is available on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD.


Stoke suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of West Bromwich Albion in their last fixture in the league. Former Manchester United defender Jonny Evans' late goal in stoppage time helped the Baggeis seal three points.

Mark Hughes has seen his side defeat holders Chelsea in the Captial One Cup this season and are two wins away from making it to the final at Wembley. Stoke will be looking to bounce back after their defeat in the final moments of the match against West Brom as a victory with a clean sheet will be delightful.

Mark Arnautovic
Arnautovic will be a key player for Stoke City against Liverpool Getty Images

Liverpool started 2016 with a disappointing 2-0 defeat at the hands of West Ham United at Upton Park. The Hammers have successfully managed to defeat Arsenal, Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool, while they settled for a draw against Manchester United in the Premier League.

Jurgen Klopp will want to see his players bounce back after their last defeat when they face Stoke in the first leg of the Capital One Cup on Tuesday evening. Injuries have not helped the German manager and they will be looking for their first win against the Potters to take a lead into the second leg.

Betting odds (

  • Stoke City to win: 2
  • Draw: 9/4
  • Liverpool to win: 7/5

Team form

Stoke City

  • Last five: L W W L D
  • Last result: West Bromwich Albion 2-1 Stoke City


  • Last five: L W W L D
  • Last result: West Ham United 2-0 Liverpool

Team news

Jurgen Klopp
Klopp has already promoted several academy players into his first team this season Getty

Stoke City

Possible XI: Butland; Johnson, Shawcross, Wollscheid, Pieters; Cameron, Whelan, Shaqiri, Walters, Arnautovic; Bojan.


Possible XI: Mignolet; Clyne, Lovren, Sakho, Moreno; Lucas, Can; Lallana, Firmino, Coutinho; Benteke.