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  • 27 October 2011
  • • 00:15
  • • Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
  • Referee: L. Probert
  • • Attendance: 24934
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Stoke City - Liverpool Preview: Kenny Dalglish's Side Out To Avenge Premier League Defeat At Britannia Stadium In Cup Clash

Stoke City - Liverpool Preview: Kenny Dalglish's Side Out To Avenge Premier League Defeat At Britannia Stadium In Cup Clash

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A quarter-final place awaits the victors but the visitors know they can take nothing for granted in the Potteries, where they were beaten last month in a controversial game


PROBABLE LINEUPS

STOKE CITY

Sorensen
Shotton, Huth, Shawcross, Wilkinson
Whitehead, Diao, Palacios, Etherington
Jones, Jerome
LIVERPOOL

Reina
Kelly, Carragher, Coates, Agger
Maxi, Lucas, Spearing, Bellamy
Kuyt
Carroll

Already just a few games away from cup glory, Stoke City host Liverpool in an all Premier League cup clash. Having won this equivalent fixture just over a month ago, the Potters will be optimistic that their direct approach will once again give them the advantage over the Reds who have won this trophy a record seven times.

Stoke winger Jermaine Pennant failed to overcome a hamstring problem in time for the weekend trip to Arsenal and is probably not going to be risked. Defender Danny Higginbotham is out, as is striker Ricardo Fuller.

Liverpool will be without reserve goalkeeper Doni, so will be forced to once again go with first choice Pepe Reina. Young full-back Jack Robinson is 50-50 to make it.


DID YOU KNOW?
  • Liverpool are the most successful side in League Cup history with seven wins.
  • They have also reached the final more times than any other side (10 times).
  • Stoke have won the League Cup only once, in 1971/72.
  • Stoke have never beaten Liverpool in 10 cup games (losing seven and drawing three).
  • Their last meeting in a cup game was also at Stoke, with Liverpool running out 8-0 winners in 2000.
  • In four home games against the Reds since their promotion to the Premier League, Stoke are undefeated (two wins, two draws).
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Players to watch

K. Jones

Position: Attacker

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C. Bellamy

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Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Stoke City

Liverpool

Wins
1
0
4
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Stoke City FC STO
Stoke City FC Stoke City
Draw
Liverpool FC LIV
Liverpool FC Liverpool
84%

Top 3 Predictions

Stoke City FC STO
1 - 2
Liverpool FC LIV
Stoke City FC STO
0 - 9
Liverpool FC LIV
Stoke City FC STO
0 - 2
Liverpool FC LIV

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