Stoke v Liverpool preview

Team news ahead of Saturday afternoon's Premier League clash between Stoke and Liverpool at the Britannia Stadium.

Last Updated: 09/09/11 at 10:36   

Bellamy: Set for bench role

Bellamy: Set for bench role

Stoke's £10million record signing Peter Crouch is set to make his debut against former club Liverpool.

The England striker is one of three players snapped up on transfer deadline day by Potters boss Tony Pulis, who will run the rule over the other new recruits Wilson Palacios and Cameron Jerome to see if they are fit enough to make their bows for the Staffordshire outfit.

Marc Wilson and Rory Delap (both hamstring) will also be assessed ahead of kick-off.

New signing Craig Bellamy is set for a place on the bench for Liverpool.

Captain Steven Gerrard is close to a return after a groin operation sidelined him in March while right-back Glen Johnson is in contention for his first start of the season after recovering from a hamstring injury.

Defender Martin Kelly is also close to fitness after sustaining a hamstring problem in Liverpool's last outing against Bolton prior to the international break.

Stoke (from): Begovic, Wilson, Huth, Shawcross, Upson, Wilkinson, Whelan, Whitehead, Diao, Etherington, Walters, Jones, Sorensen, Shotton, Arismendi, Woodgate, Pennant, Delap, Crouch, Palacios, Jerome.

Liverpool (from): Reina, Johnson, Carragher, Agger, Enrique, Adam, Lucas, Henderson, Downing, Kuyt, Suarez, Doni, Skrtel, Robinson, Flanagan, Shelvey, Spearing, Rodriguez, Bellamy, Carroll.

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Premier League Fixtures

Wednesday, 16 April 2014
19:45
Everton v C Palace
Man City v Sunderland
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  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Liverpool 34 51 77
2 Chelsea 34 42 75
3 Man City 32 54 70
4 Arsenal 34 18 67
5 Everton 33 22 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 West Ham 34 -9 37
12 C Palace 33 -15 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 32 -25 25

Updated Wed, 16 Apr 2014

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