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Stoke City v Liverpool

Match preview

28 Nov 2017
Emre Can, Liverpool

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes expects to have the same players available as he did in Matchweek 13.

Emre Can will return to the Liverpool squad and defender Dejan Lovren could also be available.

Manager Jurgen Klopp has hinted that Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane could be named in the starting line-up.

Did you know?

Liverpool have won seven of their last eight Premier League matches against Stoke City (L1).

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has only lost more against Chelsea (16) than he has against Liverpool (13) in the PL.

Xherdan Shaqiri has two goals and four assists from his last six PL appearances.

Philippe Coutinho has scored in each of his last two PL appearances against Stoke; he’s only scored in three consecutive appearances versus a single team in the competition once before (v QPR).

What the managers say

Mark Hughes: "With the way that they play, high tempo and high pressing, then sometimes defenders are going to be exposed, and that is when teams can catch them."

See: Hughes wary of Liverpool threat

Jurgen Klopp: "We are not there to enjoy any atmosphere or suffer under any atmosphere, we go there to get the points, that's 100% clear."

See: Klopp pleased with Liverpool progress

Referee: Martin Atkinson
Assistants: Lee Betts, Stephen Child
Fourth official: Chris Kavanagh

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