Liverpool will look to keep pace with the top sides, all of whom picked up the maximum points on Boxing Day. A win would see the Reds regain their second place spot, and return the gap to pace-setters Chelsea to six points. Conversely, Stoke City look to continue moving up the table after a slow start to the campaign. A win would see Mark Hughes’s side move into the top half of the table. Hopefully the Reds can use the Anfield crowd to their advantage, and get good start to a very busy week.
Full Preview: Liverpool vs. Stoke City
Kickoff: 5:15PM BST/12:15PM EST from Anfield
Television: Sky Sports 1 (UK); NBCSN (USA); Optus Sport (Australia); Sportsnet (Canada); Star Sports Select HD1 (India); SuperSport 3 (Kenya); Astro SuperSport 3 (Malaysia); Eleven Plus (Singapore); other listings at LiveSoccerTV
Starting XI: Mignolet; Clyne, Lovren, Klavan, Milner; Henderson, Wijnaldum, Lallana; Mané, Origi, Firmino
Bench: Karius, Moreno, Sturridge, Lucas, Can, Woodburn, Ejaria
Starting XI: Grant; Johnson, Shawcross, Martins Indi, Pieters; Diouf, Allen, Whelan, Imbula, Walters; Crouch
Bench: Given, Boney, Afellay, Adam, Shaqiri, Bojan, Ramadan
If you haven’t already, sign up for an SB Nation account and join the conversation on The Liverpool Offside, where we'll have full coverage of every Liverpool match this season, breaking news, opinion, and tactical discussion.