Confirmed: Stoke City and Liverpool line-ups

Here is how Stoke City and Liverpool will line up this afternoon:

Stoke City starting XI: Butland, Johnson, Cameron, Muniesa, Pieters, Whelan, Adam, Walters, van Ginkel, Afellay, Diouf

Stoke City subs: Given, Ireland, Odemwingie, Joselu, Sidwell, Crocuh, Wollscheid

Liverpool starting XI: Mignolet, Clyne, Skrtel, Lovren, Gomez, Henderson, Lallana, Milner, Ibe, Coutinho, Benteke

Liverpool subs: Bogdan, Toure, Firmino, Moreno, Can, Origi, Ings

Stoke City and Liverpool contest the final Premier League match of the opening weekend at the Britannia Stadium this afternoon, with the Reds looking to overcome their recent hoodoo against the Potters.

Mark Hughes’ side have impressed against Liverpool recently and a win here will start their new campaign in perfect fashion, but Brendan Rodgers’ side have made some wonderful signings this summer, many of whom will be hoping to make an impact this afternoon.

Stoke embarrassed Liverpool on the final day last season, winning 6-1 but also giving the Reds the appetite for swift revenge.

And with Stoke winning their opening Premier League fixture just once before could Liverpool be about to get a much-needed early three points on the board?

Only time will tell; but this should be an entertaining match with both sides going all out for the victory.

The last three meetings between these two sides have seen 19 goals so do not expect a 0-0 draw later today.

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