Stoke v Liverpool preview

Team news for Saturday's Premier League clash between Stoke and Liverpool at the Britannia Stadium (kick-off 5.30pm).

Last Updated: 12/11/10 at 16:01   

Shawcross: Back after suspension

Shawcross: Back after suspension

Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross is back in contention after serving a one-game suspension against Birmingham following his red card at Sunderland.

He is likely to return to the back four and another change could see Tuncay, who was rested on Tuesday, return in place of Ricardo Fuller.

The Jamaican has only recently returned from a shoulder injury and Tony Pulis has hinted he will not be fit enough for a second game in five days.

The Potters have no other major injury concerns ahead of the game at the Britannia Stadium.

Liverpool boss Roy Hodsgon is likely to have a number of stars available again but Joe Cole and Glen Johnson have both been ruled out of the game.

Cole has missed the last three matches with a hamstring problem while Johnson has been sidelined for two games with a groin injury.

However, centre-back Sotirios Kyrgiakos is set to return after missing matches against Chelsea and Wigan with tonsillitis while goalkeeper Brad Jones (shoulder) is fit to take his place on the bench. Midfielder Raul Meireles will be assessed after being forced off at half-time with sickness against Wigan in midweek.

Stoke (from): Begovic, Sorensen, Nash, Huth, Faye, Shawcross, Collins, Higginbotham, Wilkinson, Wilson, Diao, Delap, Whitehead, Whelan, Etherington, Pennant, Walters, Gudjohnsen, Fuller, Jones, Tuncay.

Liverpool (from): Reina, Carragher, Kyrgiakos, Skrtel, Konchesky, Lucas, Gerrard, Meireles, Kuyt, Rodriguez, Torres, Jones, Aurelio, Kelly, Poulsen, Spearing, Shelvey, Jovanovic, Ngog.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 26 April 2014
12:45
Southampton v Everton  
15:00
Fulham v Hull City  
Stoke City v Tottenham  
Swansea v A Villa  
West Brom v West Ham  
17:30
Man Utd v Norwich  
Sunday, 27 April 2014
12:00
Sunderland v Cardiff  
14:05
Liverpool v Chelsea  
16:10
C Palace v Man City  
Monday, 28 April 2014
20:00
Arsenal v Newcastle  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Liverpool 35 52 80
2 Chelsea 35 41 75
3 Man City 34 56 74
4 Arsenal 35 21 70
5 Everton 35 23 69
6 Tottenham 35 2 63
7 Man Utd 34 16 57
8 Southampton 35 5 49
9 Newcastle 35 -15 46
10 Stoke City 35 -10 44
11 C Palace 35 -13 43
12 West Ham 35 -10 37
13 Swansea 35 -4 36
14 Hull City 34 -9 36
15 A Villa 34 -14 35
16 West Brom 34 -13 33
17 Norwich 35 -28 32
18 Cardiff 35 -34 30
19 Fulham 35 -42 30
20 Sunderland 34 -24 29

Updated Wed, 23 Apr 2014

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