Liverpool vs Stoke City: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

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The Merseyside outfit take on Paul Lambert's flailing Potters as the two sides edge closer towards the conclusion of the Premier League season

Liverpool return to Premier League action on when they welcome relegation-threatened Stoke City to Anfield on Saturday and they will be eager to take a step closer to securing a top-four finish.

Jurgen Klopp's side come into the game having defeated Roma 5-2 in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final, setting one foot into the final ahead of the second leg on Wednesday.

That victory, which extended their unbeaten run to eight games, has undoubtedly left the Reds feeling buoyant, but they are in for a tough game against the Potters.

Indeed, Paul Lambert's men are desperately chasing their first win since January, having gone 11 straight games without triumph, and they have just three games left to alter their fate.

Game Liverpool vs Stoke City
Date Saturday, April 28
Time 12:30 BST / 07:30 ET
Stream (US only) fubo TV (7-day free trial)

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch

In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).

New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser.

US TV channel Online stream
NBCSN / NBC Universo fubo TV (7-day free trial)

In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on Sky Sports Premier League and it can be streamed live online using Sky Go.

UK TV channel Online stream
Sky Sports Premier League Sky Go

Squads & Team News

Position Liverpool players
Goalkeepers Karius, Mignolet, Ward
Defenders Clyne, Van Dijk, Lovren, Gomez, Klavan, Moreno, Robertson, Alexander-Arnold, Masterson
Midfielders Wijnaldum, Milner, Henderson, Mane, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Woodburn, Jones, Camacho, Paulinho
Forwards Firmino, Salah, Ings, Solanke, Brewster

Georginio Wijnaldum is likely to come into the midfield in place of the injured Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who joins Joel Matip and Adam Lallana in the treatment room after suffering a knee ligament injury. Nathaniel Clyne could return to the starting XI after taking his place on the bench during the week, but Emre Can is likely to miss out.

Potential Liverpool starting XI: Karius; Clyne, Van Dijk, Lovren, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Henderson, Milner; Salah, Ings, Mane.

Position Stoke City players
Goalkeepers Butland, Haugaard, Grant
Defenders Bauer, Pieters, Wimmer, Zouma, Johnson, Martins Indi, Shawcross, Cameron, Stafylidis, Edwards
Midfielders Allen, Ireland, Afellay, Adam, Shaqiri, Fletcher, N'Diaye, Shenton, Sorensen
Forwards Berahino, Choup-Moting, Jese, Diouf, Crouch, Sobhi, Campbell

Stoke City will be without striker Eric Choupo-Moting, who is recovering from a groin injury, while Konstantino Stafylidis is also out.

Potential Stoke City starting XI: Butland; Pieters, Johnson, Shawcross, Zouma; Bauer, N'Diaye, Allen, Shaqiri; Diouf, Crouch.

Betting & Match Odds

Home side Liverpool are strong favourites to win with dabblebet offering odds of 1/3 on a Reds victory. Stoke are priced at 17/2 to win at Anfield and a draw is available at 17/4.

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Match Preview

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Liverpool could potentially have a Champions League final to look forward to after their game against Roma next week, but Klopp has refused to get carried away and Stoke City were not far from his thoughts after his side's sensational European performance on Tuesday.

"It's much better than I expected before the game but already I'm more interested in the Stoke game than the second leg against Roma," Klopp said. "The atmosphere tonight was absolutely outstanding and everyone who has a ticket I expect the same on Saturday [at home against Stoke City], because we need it."

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The Reds have strung together an impressive run of results in recent weeks and, with just three games left to play in the Premier League, they will be keen to carry it on until the end of the campaign, with Chelsea and Brighton also on the agenda.

They easily overcame the Potters when the two sides met at the Brittania Stadium earlier this season, winning 3-0 thanks to goals Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, who struck twice. Since then, Stoke have won just three times in 22 attempts in all competitions, suggesting that the odds are firmly stacked in Liverpool's favour.

Klopp may opt to rotate his squad in order to keep his key men fresh for Wednesday's game at Stadio Olimpico, but, as the German coach has noted, they cannot afford to take anything for granted, especially considering that Lambert's men are doggedly fighting for survival.