Liverpool vs Stoke City
Wednesday, February 2, 2010- 20.00 UK kick off
New Liverpool winter signing Luis Suarez could make his bow for the Reds when they meet Stoke City on Wednesday in a midweek Premier League clash. Bet on Liverpool vs Stoke with 188Bet after reading our betting preview at Sportsbookie.com.
Liverpool were busy in the final days of the winter transfer window, signing both Suarez and Andy Carroll and letting Fernando Torres go to Chelsea. While Suarez is eligible to make his debut for Liverpool, Carroll is injured and will not play any part in the fixture against the Potters.
Defender Jamie Carragher is likely to return after recovering from a dislocated shoulder and will add steel to the defence. With Paul Konchesky loaned out, Dalglish is likely to continue with Glen Johnson at left back and Martin Kelly on the right.
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Liverpool form- last five games- most recent first-Liverpool scorers in brackets-
Liverpool 1-0 Fulham ( Own goal)
Wolves 0-3 Liverpool ( Fernando Torres*2, Raul Meireles)
Liverpool 2-2 Everton ( Raul Meireles, Dirk Kuyt)
Blackburn 2-1 Liverpool ( Fernando Torres)
Man United 1-0 L’Pool
Stoke sold both Sanli Tuncay and Eidur Gudjohnsen on the final day of the transfer market, meaning that Tony Pulis will have to rely heavily on Kenwyne Jones and John Carew for goals.
Defender Ryan Shawcross, a supposed Liverpool target in the window, is suspended, while Danny Higginbotham is injured.
Stoke form- last five games- most recent first-Stoke scorers in brackets-
Wolves 0-1 Stoke ( Rob Huth)
Fulham 2-0 Stoke
Cardiff 0-2 Stoke ( Jon Walters*2)
Stoke 2-0 Bolton ( Danny Higginbotham, Matty Etherington)
Stoke 1-1 Cardiff ( Tuncay)
Verdict:- Stoke did beat Liverpool 2-0 in Staffordshire when the two sides met in November, but a repeat looks unlikely, with the Potters not having won at Anfield since 1894. This is Tony Pulis’ 100th Prem league game in charge of the club.
Liverpool 2-0 Stoke ( Suarez, Gerrard)