Liverpool v Stoke: Correct score approach could pay dividends at Anfield

  • Liverpool v Stoke: Correct score approach could pay dividends at Anfield

Liverpool v Stoke: Correct score approach could pay dividends at Anfield

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain suffered a nasty looking knee injury and will therefore miss out here and with Klopp having rested and rotated his pack before last weekend's Premier League game at West Brom, similar changes are anticipated for Saturday.

Manager Jurgen Klopp is expected to address the subject at his Friday press conference, a day after Many was pictured walking into Liverpool's Spire Hospital. Of course there is something.

"We have not a lot of time between the games so I prefer to wait until the last second until I have to make the decisions". My idea for the lineup is to win the game. It's not about resting players we are a bit short but we have a small recovery break so we could play the same team that played against Roma.

Stoke manager Paul Lambert has refused to write off their Premier League survival prospects after a frustrating 1-1 home draw with Burnley left the Potters four points from a position of safety with three matches to play.

Liverpool are still not guaranteed the top-four finish that would secure a place in next season's Champions League and still need to travel to fifth-placed Chelsea, who could overtake them.

The Senegalese star might not get the headlines that Salah and Firmino get, but he's played a very important role in helping Liverpool to a Champions League final.

The Reds will be looking at the home fixtures against Stoke and Brighton as flawless opportunities to pick up the six points they need.

Klopp was at Melwood to discuss that game and more, and he remained coy about any potential injuries, and who he would opt for in his starting lineup.

Ideally, Klopp would probably like to rest at least one of Jordan Henderson, James Milner or Gini Wijnaldum ahead of next week's trip to Rome, but his options are severely limited. Other fringe players have also been loaned out this season.

The entire back four could be given a breather with Nathaniel Clyne, Ragnar Klavan, Joe Gomez and Alberto Moreno all pushing for recalls but Joel Matip has been ruled out for the rest of the season.