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

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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, 30 August 2014
12:45
Burnley v Man Utd  
15:00
Man City v Stoke  
Newcastle v C Palace  
QPR v S'land  
Swansea v West Brom  
West Ham v Southampton  
17:30
Everton v Chelsea  
Sunday, 31 August 2014
13:30
A Villa v Hull City  
Tottenham v Liverpool  
16:00
Leicester v Arsenal  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Tottenham 2 5 6
2 Chelsea 2 4 6
3 Man City 2 4 6
4 Swansea 2 2 6
5 Arsenal 2 1 4
6 Hull City 2 1 4
7 A Villa 2 1 4
8 West Ham 2 1 3
9 Liverpool 2 -1 3
10 Everton 2 0 2
11 S'land 2 0 2
12 West Brom 2 0 2
13 Man Utd 2 -1 1
14 Southampton 2 -1 1
15 Stoke 2 -1 1
16 Leicester 2 -2 1
17 Newcastle 2 -2 1
18 C Palace 2 -3 0
19 Burnley 2 -3 0
20 QPR 2 -5 0

Updated Wed, 27 Aug 2014

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