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(Premier League) Stoke City Vs Liverpool :Match Preview And Predictions 8/4/2017

Stoke City Vs Liverpool :Match Preview And Predictions

8/4/2017



The Potters will be hoping to recover from their losing streak which now amounts three in a row and the most recent, is the 2 Nil defeat to Leicester in the Mid-week games.
The Potters are presently 12th on the League Table with a form ( LWDLLL) and recently the tensions at Bet365 suggest that Mark Hughes needs a win in order to take away issues that hunted the team earlier this season.

Liverpool are also having a bad time as their key man Sadio Mane has been lost to a knee injury, sitting third in the Premier League Table with 60 points and pressure mounted by Manchester City, the Reds will need all three points to further secure their Champions League Qualification spot. The Reds have failed to win an away game this year but have a good record against Stoke, winning 6 out of seven League fixtures against the Potters.

Team News

Stoke City
Mark Hughes has a few injury issues to worry about as He tunes his team up to face a top four team still fighting to maintain a Champions League Qualification position. Stoke injuries include Butland (ankle Injury), Ireland (leg Injury) while a few might possibly feature though a-little doubtful, Diouf (knee), Muniesa (knee), Walters (concussion).

Liverpool
Jurgen Kloop and his men will be going into this game as favorites but there are a few injury issues for the Manager of a team that never walks alone, Ings (knee injury), Manรฉ (knee injury), Henderson (foot Injury), Lallana (thigh Injury). Coutinho (illness), Matip (back) are doubtful and might not feature.


Stoke manager Mark Hughes:

" With the quality of opposition we have been up against in the last couple of weeks, you can argue this run of fixtures has been the most difficult we've had this season.
"Apart from Leicester, where I was disappointed with our performance, we've had decent-enough performances. That continued against Burnley because I felt we were the better team on the night.
"The way we view the season as a whole helps us because the focus is on the next game and the next series of fixtures. We set realistic goals throughout the season and move on to the next one."


Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp on Injury Crisis:
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"It compromises our situation and makes like not easy.
"These are the highest-quality players and if you took out all the players which we miss now from other teams I'd be surprised if they could play their best football.
"We don't play them (the top six) any more so we don't have influence on their games but I don't think 65 points will be enough to go to Champions League so we need to collect a few more points.
"But at this moment it is only how we can make a line-up against Stoke - and that is a real challenge."

Predictions

Stoke City 1-2 Liverpool

Watch Full Highlights Of Previous Clash
Liverpool 4-1 Stoke City


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