MATCH PREVIEW: Liverpool V Stoke

After a brilliant performance against Borussia Dortmund on Thursday evening the Reds must feel like they can take on anyone at the moment but Stoke are famously hard to break down, can Klopp get the win at Anfield on Sunday?

Image via thisisanfield.com: Roberto Firmino against Stoke

Injuries

The big injury news of course involves Jordan Henderson who picked up an issue in the Dortmund game, initially it appeared he may be out for the season but manager Jurgen Klopp is hopeful that his captain may return sooner. Emre Can is also unavailable to start due to serving a suspension.

For Stoke, Whelan and Arnautovic are doubtful to start and Butland will also be unavailable for Mark Hughes.

Previous Meetings

The last time the two sides met was in the League Cup semi-final this year. The first match ended 1-0 with Jordon Ibe on the score sheet while the second leg also ended 1-0, this time to Stoke. Liverpool eventually secured their place in the final after winning 6-5 on penalties.

The last meeting between the sides in the Premier League was in August last year, it was another 1-0 this time with Philippe Coutinho finding the back of the net. Stoke have failed to win in their last five visits to Anfield.

Form

Liverpool have won three out of their last five in the league compared to Stoke who have won two out of their last five. Both teams have a slight issue defensively with Stoke having conceded 39 goals so far this season and the Reds conceding 41.  The positive for Liverpool is that they have scored ten more goals than Stoke during the season.

Stat Sandwich


  • Liverpool have scored 16 goals in their last six games in the league.
  • Stoke have only managed to keep one clean sheet in their last ten games.
  • The Reds have dropped 17 points from winning positions this season.

Betting

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Divock Origi certainly had the limelight on Thursday evening against Dortmund and he's currently 9/2 to score first against Stoke. With Jordan Henderson unfortunately set to potentially miss the rest of the season can Joe Allen step up and score in the process? He's down at 18/1.

In terms of scorelines if you fancy a score draw against the Potters 2-2 is 14/1 while 3-3 is 75/1. A 2-1 Liverpool victory is currently priced at 7/1.

I fancy a scorecast myself, if I get chance to place a bet I'll probably be going with Daniel Sturridge and 2-1 at 25/1.

Enjoy the match folks, wherever you are watching!

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