Liverpool vs. Stoke City: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

Bill Pivetz@@BPiv_SportsCorrespondent IIIOctober 4, 2012

NORWICH, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29:  Luis Suarez of Liverpool celebrates scoring their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road on September 29, 2012 in Norwich, England.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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Liverpool welcome Stoke City to Anfield on Sunday for another match in their rivalry.

According to BBC Sport, Liverpool will have midfielders Jonjo Shelvey and Joe Cole back for their match against Udinese Thursday.

With Liverpool healthier for Sunday, expect this match to be just as intense as their previous meetings.

In the eight meetings between the pair, both have failed to score five times each. 

 

Where: Anfield, Liverpool, England

When: Sunday, October 7, 10:00 a.m. EST

TV/Live Stream: Fox Soccer 2 Go

 

Liverpool: Looking to Continue Momentum

Last Saturday, Liverpool picked up their first league victory with a 5-2 win at Norwich with Luis Suárez netting a hat-trick.

Despite Shelvey and Cole's return, Liverpool are still missing Jose Enrique (knee), Martin Kelly (knee) and Lucas Leiva (thigh).

In order for Liverpool to beat Stoke City, Suárez will need to be the main focal point of the offense.

Manager Brendan Rodgers will have a tough task on his hands deciding on who to play on Sunday.

Liverpool only have five points this season. A big win on Sunday will move them away from the bottom half of the table.

 

Stoke City: Planning to Get First Away Win

Currently, Stoke City are have no wins, two draws and a loss in away games this season. Yet their seven points have them in 12th place in the standings.

The Potters were 2-0 victors over Swansea last time out at the Britannia with England international Peter Crouch scoring both the goals.

They will have enough rest entering Sunday, having last played on September 29; unlike Liverpool who will be playing two games in three days.

The extra rest will allow manager Tony Pulis the opportunity to play the best lineup against a tired Liverpool team.

However, Pulis' team aren't the best of travellers, having not won away from home in 12 Premier League games (per Yahoo.com).

The Potters currently sits at 1-4-1 overall with a two-point lead over Liverpool. They can stay ahead of them in the standings as long as they lose on Sunday.

 

Prediction

Liverpool take a 1-0 lead heading into halftime. Stoke City tie it up, but Liverpool score a late goal to win 2-1.

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