Stoke v Liverpool preview

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

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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, 19 April 2014
12:45
Tottenham v Fulham
15:00
A Villa v Southampton
Cardiff v Stoke City
Newcastle v Swansea
West Ham v C Palace
17:30
Chelsea v Sunderland
Sunday, 20 April 2014
12:00
Norwich v Liverpool
14:05
Hull City v Arsenal
16:10
Everton v Man Utd
Monday, 21 April 2014
20:00
Man City v West Brom

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Liverpool 34 51 77
2 Chelsea 34 42 75
3 Man City 33 54 71
4 Arsenal 34 18 67
5 Everton 34 21 66
6 Tottenham 34 0 60
7 Man Utd 33 18 57
8 Southampton 34 5 48
9 Newcastle 34 -14 46
10 Stoke City 34 -10 43
11 C Palace 34 -14 40
12 West Ham 34 -9 37
13 Hull City 33 -6 36
14 A Villa 33 -14 34
15 Swansea 34 -5 33
16 West Brom 33 -11 33
17 Norwich 34 -27 32
18 Fulham 34 -40 30
19 Cardiff 34 -34 29
20 Sunderland 33 -25 26

Updated Thu, 17 Apr 2014

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