Stoke-on-Trent (Sporting Alert) Jonjo Shelvey has been named in the Liverpool FC starting line-up for the Boxing Day Barclays Premier League clash with Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium, the club confirmed on www.liverpoolfc.com.
Also starting tonight is Stewart Downing, Luis Suarez and Suso with the Reds looking to keep tabs on the closest teams to them.
Manager Brendan Rodgers has also decided on starting attacker Raheem Sterling on the bench from the start alongside Jordan Henderson, Joe Allen, and Joe Cole.
Former Liverpool forward Michael Owen didn’t even made the bench, while Peter Crouch is a substitute.
Charlie Adam is on the bench, but Kenwyne Jones gets another start.
Stoke City vs Liverpool FC Starting Line-ups
Stoke FC team: Begovic, Cameron, Shawcross, Huth, Wilkinson, Kightly, Nzonzi, Whelan, Etherington, Walters, Jones. Subs: Sorensen, Adam, Whitehead, Upson, Crouch, Shotton, Jerome.
Liverpool FC team: Reina, Johnson, Enrique, Skrtel, Agger, Lucas, Gerrard, Shelvey, Suso, Downing, Suarez. Subs: Jones, Carragher, Coates, Henderson, Allen, Cole, Sterling.