LIVERPOOL, Sporting Alert – Liverpool will be aiming to return to second in the Premier League table standings when they host Stoke City at Anfield on Tuesday.
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Manager Jurgen Klopp makes no changes to his side that beat Everton in the last outing, which Simon Mignolet will continue in goal and Loris Karius staying on the bench.
The full starting lineup for the Reds sees Ragnar Klavan and Dejan Lovren as the centre-backs again with Nathaniel Clyne and James Milner completing the back four.
Captain Jordan Henderson will play alongside Georginio Wijnaldum and Adam Lallana in midfield with Sadio Mane, Divock Origi and Roberto Firmino leading the attack.
Meanwhile, Mark Hughes makes one adjustment to his Stoke City starting XI, as ex-Liverpool striker Peter Crouch replaces Bojan at centre forward.
Also in the starting team is former Reds player Glen Johnson, who will feature alongside Ryan Shawcross, Bruno Martins Indi and Erik Pieters in the backline.
Joe Allen, who was sold by Klopp in the summer, returns to Anfield on great form and he will link up with Mame Biram Diouf and Crouch in the attack for Stoke City.
Glenn Whelan, Gianelli Imbula and Jon Walters also start for the visitors.
Among the players on the bench today for Liverpool are Daniel Sturridge, Alberto Moreno, Lucas, despite being linked to a move to Inter Milan, as well as Emre Can Oviemuno Ejaria and Ben Woodburn.
Hughes also has a strong bench, with Wilfried Bony, Ibrahim Afellay, Charlie Adam, Xherdan Shaqiri and Bojan available if needed.
Liverpool v Stoke City
Liverpool Team: Mignolet, Clyne, Klavan, Lovren, Milner, Lallana, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Mane, Origi, Firmino. Subs: Karius, Sturridge, Moreno, Lucas, Can, Ejaria, Woodburn
Stoke City Team: Grant, Johnson, Shawcross, Martins Indi, Pieters, Whelan, Imbula, Walters, Allen, Diouf, Crouch Subs: Bony, Afellay, Adam, Shaqiri, Given, Krkic, Sobhi
Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)