Predicted Liverpool XI for Stoke: these two stars to return

This is how both sides could line up at Anfield this afternoon.

To be played on Sunday 10th April 2016 at 16:00. Venue: Anfield, Liverpool

Odds: Liverpool 4/6, Draw 3/1, Stoke 4/1

Jurgen Klopp might hand recalls to attacking duo Roberto Firmino and Daniel Sturridge when Liverpool host Stoke City at 4pm this afternoon.

The pair started on the bench for Thursday's 1-1 Europa League draw at Borussia Dortmund, with Sturridge and fit-again Firmino earning 20 minutes between them at Signal Iduna Park.

For the Brazilian, the visit of Stoke is a chance to pick up some match fitness before Dortmund travel to Merseyside for the return leg on Thursday night.

Emre Can is suspended today, whereas captain Jordan Henderson has been ruled out for two months in setbacks which could allow Joe Allen and Lucas Leiva come into the Reds' midfield.

Stoke are likely to be without winger Marko Arnautovic and Glenn Whelan as fit-again Xherdan Shaqiri and Stephen Ireland look set to deputise.

Ryan Shawcross is also set to return after a three-game absence with a back problem.

Liverpool predicted lineup

  • Simon Mignolet
  • Jon Flanagan
  • Dejan Lovren
  • Alberto Moreno
  • Mamadou Sakho
  • Joe Allen
  • Philippe Coutinho
  • Lucas Leiva
  • James Milner
  • Roberto Firmino
  • Daniel Sturridge

Stoke predicted lineup

  • Jakob Haugaard
  • Phil Bardsley
  • Erik Pieters
  • Ryan Shawcross
  • Philipp Wollscheid
  • Ibrahim Afellay
  • Giannelli Imbula
  • Stephen Ireland
  • Xherdan Shaqiri
  • Bojan
  • Joselu

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