North East rivals Sunderland and Newcastle United are both linked with Stoke City right-back Phil Bardsley - but do relegated Sunderland have an advantage?
The Stoke City defender could be on the way out as his contract expires this summer.
West Ham United striker Andy Carroll missed Saturday's 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion.
A man-of-the match display from Joe Allen, plus a double strike for Wilfried Bony, gave Stoke City a 3-1 victory over Swansea City in the Premier League's final game of the weekend. We review the performances of Mark Hughes' line-up.
Sunderland's right backs have not performed as well as Phil Bardsley, who joined Stoke City in the summer.
Three members of the Stoke squad have been sent home through illness ahead of their trip to Anfield on Saturday.
Stoke City's Phil Bardsley believes that the Potters have more pace than any other team he has been involved with.
After their highest league finish and with potential transfers looming, it is looking bright at the Britannia Stadium.
Stoke City's new recruit Phil Bardsley will go head to head with Geoff Cameron for the right-back role in The Potters' team.
Manchester United, Liverpool, Newcastle United, Sunderland and Chelsea players feature in our heroes of this weekend's Premier League action.