Liverpool are set to take on Stoke City in the Premier League game on Saturday, 08 April 2017 at Bet365 stadium in Stoke. Having dropped points at home against AFC Bournemouth, Liverpool can not afford another slip up as they head to business end of the season and race for the top four finish gets intense.
Stoke City 1-2 Liverpool Highlights
[ English Premier League 2017 Match ]
44′ 1 – 0 Jonathan Walters
70′ 1 – 1 Philippe Coutinho
72′ 1 – 2 Roberto Firmino
Liverpool registered two back to back wins in the league after dropping 5 points and now they are the most likely team to challenge Chelsea for the title as the things stand. However Klopp do have injury concerns with Philipe Coutinho still out while Ragnar Klavan is set to keep his place in starting lineup as Matip has still not recovered from that ankle injury. There is a good news though, with Daniel Sturridge coming off from the bench and rescuing Liverpool late in injury time against Everton he might get a nod and start upfront.
Liverpool 4-1 Stoke City – 27 December 2017
[ English Premier league 2016-17 match ]
12′ 0 – 1 Jonathan Walters gave Stoke City a surprise 1-0 lead in just 12th minute of the game.
35′ 1 – 1 Adam Lallana brought Liverpool back on level terms with a superb strike from acute angle.
44′ 2 – 1 Roberto Firmino put Liverpool in lead just before the break to make it 2-1 and made things less nervy at Anfield going into the halftime.
59′ 3 – 1 Giannelli Imbula Wanga
70′ 4 – 1 Daniel Sturridge
Last time these two teams meet was back in April 2016 when Liverpool ran out comfortable 4-1 winners thanks to goals from Moreno, Sturridge and Origi brace. Klopp will be hoping for a similar outing come tuesday evening.
Possible Starting Lineups: Mark Hughes also has some selection headech ahead of the big game with Xherdan Shaqiri likely to be given the start while Marko Arnautovic (Suspended), Ibrahim Afellay (Injury), Geoff Cameron, P.Bardsley and Butland are still out of the squad. Which means we might see the similar starting lineup against Liverpool which took the field against Leicester City.
Match Predictions: Reds look such a well drilled unit at the moment and I expect them to get all three points against Stoke City who are on bare bones when it comes to suspensions and injuries. Only concern Liverpool might have is their unpredictable form where out of nowhere they dropp points in games like this.