Liverpool v Stoke City team news & stats

Date published: Friday 8th April 2016 2:26

Jordan Henderson injured Dortmund

Liverpool have four of their last five games against injury-ravaged Stoke, who could be without up to as many as eight players at Anfield.

Team news

Jordan Henderson is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after being injured in midweek against Borussia Dortmund. Joe Allen could be recalled with Emre Can suspended.

Ryan Shawcross, Glenn Whelan, Xherdan Shaqiri and Geoff Cameron all injury doubts for Mark Hughes, who will definitely be without Jack Butland, Glen Johnson, Marc Wilson and Jon Walters.

Kick-off at Anfield on Sunday is at 4pm.

Opta stats

  • Liverpool have won four of their last five Premier League games against Stoke City, with the other game being a 6-1 loss on the final day of last season.
  • Stoke’s 1-0 win against Liverpool in the League Cup semi-final second leg in January ended a run of 36 games without winning at Anfield (D5 L31). They went out of the competition on penalties however.
  • Each of the three meetings this season between the two sides has ended 1-0 to the away team.
  • Daniel Sturridge has scored three times and assisted three goals in six Premier League games against Stoke.
  • Against no side has Jonathan Walters scored more Premier League goals than Liverpool (5).
  • At Anfield, Liverpool have suffered just one defeat in their last eight Premier League games (W3 D4).
  • The Potters are now unbeaten in three on the road in the top flight (W2 D1) after losing each of their three away league games before that.
  • Stoke have netted a joint-league-high eight goals in the first 15 minutes of their games this season (level with Bournemouth and Man City), which equates to an outright high 22% of their total goal haul.
  • With seven goals and five assists in the league this season, Philippe Coutinho has already matched his best-ever goal involvement tally in a single campaign (also 12 in 13/14).
  • Marko Arnautovic has had a hand in 15 goals this season in the top flight (scored 10, assists five), the most of any Stoke player in a single Premier League campaign.

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