Stoke City vs. Liverpool Live Stream Premier League 2015 Liverpool will begin the new Premier League season hoping that their first game does not end in the same humiliating fashion as their last visit to Stoke City.
The Reds suffered a 6-1 thrashing at the Britannia Stadium on the final day of the last campaign, but the visitors are expected to name a much-changed lineup on Sunday.
Stoke have been dealt a blow with the news that captainRyan Shawcross will miss the first two months of the season to undergo surgery on a back problem.
His absence means that Marc Wilson or Marc Muniesashould step into the defence to partner Wollscheid.
There are also likely to be debuts for Johnson and Joselu, but Bojan Krkic is expected to miss out, despite returning to training after recovering from his cruciate knee ligament injury.
Meanwhile, Benteke, Milner, Firmino and Clyne are in line to make their first appearances for Liverpool, while fellow new boys Divock Origi, Joe Gomez and Ings are all expected to be in the squad.
However, Daniel Sturridge is still ruled out and Joe Allen is facing a month on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.
Stoke City possible starting lineup:
Butland, Johnson, Wilson, Wollscheid, Pieters, Cameron, Whelan, Walters, Adam, Diouf, Joselu
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Mignolet, Clyne, Sakho, Skrtel, Moreno, Henderson, Milner, Coutinho, Lallana, Firmino, Benteke
Head To Head
Despite Stoke’s six-goal mauling of Liverpool last season, they had lost their previous three matches against the Reds, including a thrilling 5-3 defeat at the Britannia last January.
The Potters have won four of their Premier League matches against Liverpool, with all of those coming at home, while the Reds have claimed seven victories.
We say: Stoke City 1-1 Liverpool
It is hard to see this match ending in the same way as it did when the teams last met, and Liverpool will be hoping to return to the Britannia to regain some pride. The Reds will have learned from the poor defensive mistakes that they made, so we expect the visitors to come away from the Britannia with a share of the spoils.