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Britannia Stadium (ATT 27,490) 26th December 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: H Webb

Stoke Stoke City vs Liverpool Liverpool

Stoke 3

J Walters (5, 49)
K Jones (12)

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Liverpool 1

S Gerrard (pen 2)

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Premier League: Stoke aiming to extend their long unbeaten home record against Liverpool

Last Updated: 24/12/12 1:47pm

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Eighth meets ninth in the final Premier League game on Boxing day as Liverpool travel to Stoke.

Eighth meets ninth in the final Premier League game on Boxing day as Liverpool travel to Stoke.

Liverpool go into the game buoyed by their thumping 4-0 win over Fulham as they bounced back from their shock defeat to Aston Villa in style.

Stoke also picked up an impressive point at Tottenham after securing their ninth clean sheet of the campaign in the stalemate at White Hart Lane.

The Potters enjoy a fine home record against Liverpool and they will be looking to extend their current eight game unbeaten run in the Premier League.

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Charlie Adam could miss out against his former side after being granted compassionate leave following the death of his father last week.

Ryan Shotton started in midfield against Spurs after returning from suspension and he is expected to start again.

Tony Pulis is not expected to make too many changes to his side as they aim to keep their good run of form going.

Peter Crouch is likely to have content himself with a place on the bench against his former club, while the best former Reds man Michael Owen can hope for is a substitute's role as he works his way back to fitness after injury.

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Raheeem Sterling and Joe Allen should both return to the starting line-up after being rested to the bench for the win over Fulham.

Suso is likely to make way for Sterling, while Allen could replace Jonjo Shelvey for Rodgers' side

Stewart Downing will be hoping to keep his place in the starting XI after his impressive performance against Fulham when he finally managed to score his first goal for Liverpool.

Previous game's starting line-ups

4-2-3-1
  • Begovic 1 Begovic
  • Bardsley 2 Bardsley
  • Shawcross 17 Shawcross
  • Wilson 12 Wilson
  • Pieters 3 Pieters
  • Cameron 20 Cameron
  • N'Zonzi 15 N'Zonzi
  • Walters 19 Walters
  • Bojan 27 Bojan

  • Diouf 18 Diouf
  • Crouch 25 Crouch

Team taken from Stoke City vs Crystal Palace (Barclays Premier League) on Saturday 13th December 2014

3-4-3
  • Jones B 1 Jones B
  • Toure K 4 Toure K
  • Skrtel 37 Skrtel
  • Lovren 6 Lovren

  • Henderson 14 Henderson
  • Gerrard 8 Gerrard

  • Lucas 21 Lucas
  • Markovic 50 Markovic
  • Coutinho 10 Coutinho

  • Sterling 31 Sterling
  • Lallana 20 Lallana

Team taken from Liverpool vs Bournemouth (Capital One Cup) on Wednesday 17th December 2014


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1 Chelsea 16 39
2 Manchester City 16 36
3 Manchester United 16 31
4 West Ham United 16 28
5 Southampton 16 26
6 Arsenal 16 26
7 Tottenham Hotspur 16 24
8 Newcastle United 16 23
9 Swansea City 16 22
10 Everton 16 21
11 Liverpool 16 21
12 Stoke City 16 19
13 Aston Villa 16 19
14 West Bromwich Albion 16 17
15 Sunderland 16 16
16 Crystal Palace 16 15
17 Burnley 16 15
18 Queens Park Rangers 16 14
19 Hull City 16 13
20 Leicester City 16 10

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