Both Liverpool and Stoke have named unchanged line-ups from their previous Premier League fixtures ahead of their encounter today at Anfield.
Liverpool have picked the same side that ran out 5-2 winners against Norwich City last week, with Steven Gerrard, Luis Suarez and Nuri Sahin all recalled after sitting out during the midweek Europa League fixture.Brendan Rodgers has made eight changes in total from the side that narrowly lost out 3-2 to Udinese at Anfield on Thursday night.
Meanwhile, former Liverpool cult hero Michael Owen has been left out of Stoke’s squad altogether with it being reported the striker is suffering with a minor injury.Tony Pulis also names an unchanged side from the Potters 2-0 victory over Swansea last week, with Peter Crouch looking to build on the brace he netted against the Swans on his return to Anfield.
Liverpool starting XI
: Reina, Wisdom, Skrtel, Agger, Johnson, Allen, Gerrard, Sahin, Suso, Suarez, Sterling
Subs: To follow…
Stoke starting XI: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross, Huth, Wilson; Walters, Whelan, N’Zonzi, Adam, Kightly; Crouch
Subs: Sorensen, Jones, Edu, Whitehead, Upson, Etherington, Jerome