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Confirmed: Stoke City and Liverpool line-ups

Stoke Britannia Stadium

Here is how Stoke City and Liverpool will line up for this evening’s match:

Stoke City welcome Liverpool to the Britannia Stadium this evening in the first leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final.

This is the first time Stoke have reached this stage of the League Cup since 1972 and the squad that manager Mark Hughes has built is more than capable of overcoming Liverpool and reaching the final.

Stoke may have slipped to a 2-1 defeat against West Bromwich Albion at the weekend but prior to that they had beaten Manchester United and outscored Everton in a 4-3 classic at Goodison Park.

With recent victories against Chelsea and Manchester City under their belt, Stoke will be confident of taking an advantage into the second leg at Anfield, but Liverpool will have other ideas.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are having an up-and-down campaign, losing to Watford and West Ham United recently but defeating Leicester City and Sunderland over the festive period.

This match could go either way but with a second leg to come expect a relatively tight affair.

Stoke lineup

Starting:

  • Jack Butland
  • Geoff Cameron
  • Glen Johnson
  • Erik Pieters
  • Ryan Shawcross
  • Philipp Wollscheid
  • Ibrahim Afellay
  • Xherdan Shaqiri
  • Glenn Whelan
  • Marko Arnautović
  • Bojan Krkić

Substitutes: Jakob Haugaard, Charlie Adam, Marco van Ginkel, Peter Crouch, Joselu, Jonathan Walters.

Liverpool lineup

Starting:

  • Simon Mignolet
  • Nathaniel Clyne
  • Dejan Lovren
  • Alberto Moreno
  • Kolo Touré
  • Joe Allen
  • Emre Can
  • Philippe Coutinho
  • Roberto Firmino
  • Adam Lallana
  • Lucas Leiva

Substitutes: Ádám Bogdán, Connor Randall, Brad Smith, Cameron Brannagan, Jordon Ibe, James Milner, Christian Benteke.

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