Liverpool will visit the Bet365 Stadium to play against Stoke in the 14th round of match of Premier League. Liverpool are currently at sixth position in the League Table and will be pushing hard to get back in the top four positions in the Premier League. Liverpool have collected 23 Points from 13 matches so far in the Premier League. They will be very much eager to get all 3 points from this match to keep themselves in the contention of Uefa Champions League spot next season. They had earned a draw against Chelsea with a scoreline of 1-1. The form of Mohamed Salah will surely make Jurgen Klopp confident to get all 3 points from this match.
On the other hand, Stoke are at 15th position in the League Table with 13 points from the same no of matches played. They were defeated by Crystal Palace with a margin of 2-1 in the previous encounter. Stoke manager will be hoping to get at least a point from this match to get the mental boost up for the rest of the season.
Team News :
Mignolet will play in the Liverpool goal in this match while Gomez, Klavan , Lovren and Moreno will play in the defensive line for the hosts. Coutinho, Wijnaldum and Henderson will be there in the midfield for Liverpool while Mane, Firmino and Salah will play in the attacking third for Liverpool. It is a must-win game for the Merseyside outfit.
Liverpool will probably miss the service of Joel Matip in this match vs Stoke City. Nathaniel Clyne has been remaining as long term absentee for Liverpool in this season. Adam Lallana will be in contention to get a chance in the starting line up of Liverpool in this match.
Stoke City :
Grant will play as the Goalkeeper of Stoke City in this match. Zouma, Shawcross and Wimmer will be in the central defense for Stoke City in this match. Jese, Fletcher, Allen, Shaqiri and Pieters will play in the midfield for Stoke while Crouch and Choupo-Moting will lead the Stoke attacking third in this match. Stoke manager might go for some changes in the starting line up with no injury concerns ahead.
Predicted Starting Eleven :
Goalkeeper : Mignolet
Defenders : Gomez, Klavan , Lovren, Moreno
Midfielders : Coutinho, Wijnaldum, Henderson.
Attackers : Mane, Firmino, Salah.
Stoke City (3-5-2):
Goalkeeper : Grant
Defenders : Zouma, Shawcross, Wimmer.
Midfielders : Jese, Fletcher, Allen, Pieters, Shaqiri.
Attackers : Crouch, Chuopo-Moting.
My Predicted Scoreline :
Stoke City 1-2 Liverpool.
Though the Reds will be on their travels for this one, they will have the advantage over their rivals in terms of form. Klopp’s side have been scoring goals for fun, though they need to defend well too, in order to get the favourable result once again. Even in the game against the Blues, they had the advantage though they would not hold on to the win, due to a lucky goal scored by Willian.
Hopefully, that is not the case this time around and the Merseyside outfit is victorious on the night, with their title hopes still lurking in the dark.