Stoke City vs Liverpool Preview: Team News, Possible Lineups, And Prediction

At the Britannia stadium tomorrow night, a resilient Stoke City will host an unpredictable Liverpool side. Both Liverpool and the potters have faced defeat in their previous fixture which adds a relevant amount of spice to the game as both teams will be desperate to avoid another loss. In what was a goal fest at the Britannia recently when Steven Gerrard was playing his last match in Liverpool colours, a lot has changed at the Merseyside club. Keeping the player’s fatigue level in mind 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.

Liverpool
Liverpool

Team News

Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi are both sidelined with injuries for this encounter. The club captain Jordan Henderson along with James Milner and centre-back Martin Skrtel are rated as doubtful for the trip to Stoke.

Meanwhile, Stoke will miss Marc Muniesa, Stephen Ireland and Shay Given, all are sidelined with injuries.

Team form

Stoke City

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

Liverpool

  • Last five: L W W L D

Last result: West Ham United 2-0 Liverpool

While Jurgen Klopp may make very few changes and make the game-play more connective, it is pretty unclear what Mark Hughes might do however the potters at the Britannia can whip up any team.

Predicted Lineups:-

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

Liverpool

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

 

Predictions:

Stoke 2 Liverpool 2

Written by Syed Shaiban

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