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|Abdoulaye Diagne-Faye (Andy Wilkinson, 26)|
|Rory Delap (Liam Lawrence, 24)|
|Mamady Sidibe (Ricardo Fuller, 66)|
|Jose Manuel Reina|
|Philipp Degen (Maximiliano Maxi Rodriguez, 78)|
|David N'Gog (Alberto Aquilani, 88)|
Full-Time: STOKE 1-1 LIVERPOOL. It's all over and the points are shared in a scrappy contest.
Dirk Kuyt heads against the post. That could have been the winner.
Jose Manuel Reina is booked for kicking the ball away.
There's five minutes of added time.
STOKE 1-1 LIVERPOOL. Robert HUTH taps home from a yard after a corner was headed back across goal by Danny Higginbotham.
Alberto Aquilani replaces David N'Gog.
Matthew Etherington's corner is comfortably collected by Jose Manuel Reina.
Matthew Etherington flies down the right flank but his low cross is cleared by Martin Skrtel.
Jose Manuel Reina is forced to punch away from a Stoke cross.
Maximiliano Maxi Rodriguez replaces Philipp Degen.
It looks as though Maximiliano Maxi Rodriguez is going to be introduced.
Ricardo Fuller gets in front of his man from a Stoke corner but Jose Manuel Reina saves his header.
Salif Diao goes into the referee's notebook.
The quality of this game has not improved in the second half.
Danny Higginbotham looks to release Sanli Tuncay but the pass is hit too strongly.
Fabio Aurelio's cross is poor and goes out for a goal kick.
Matthew Etherington is hobbling after a fair challenge from Lucas Leiva.
Ricardo Fuller replaces Mamady Sidibe.
Lucas Leiva's free kick is straight into the hands of Thomas Sorensen.
Sanli Tuncay heads over from Ryan Shawcross's flick-on.
David N'Gog is receiving treatment after picking up a knock.
STOKE 0-1 LIVERPOOL. Thomas Sorensen spills Fabio Aurelio's free-kick, allowing Sotirios KYRGIAKOS to bundle the ball home.
Sanli Tuncay controls the ball well, but volleys across the face of goal.
Thomas Sorensen slices his clearance but Liverpool can't take advantage.
Liam Lawrence's curling free kick comes off the Liverpool wall for a corner.
Javier Mascherano looks to find David N'Gog down the channel but the ball is hit too strongly.
Martin Skrtel puts his foot through the ball to clear for Liverpool.
The second half is underway. Hopefully the quality will be better than the first 45 minutes.
Half-Time: STOKE 0-0 LIVERPOOL. That was 45 minutes that was instantly forgettable.
Javier Mascherano's free kick floatsharmlessly into the grateful hands of Thomas Sorensen.
Neither side is able to string a succession of passes together.
Liam Lawrence's free kick is straight into the hands of Jose Manuel Reina.
Emiliano Insua and Fabio Aurelio look to play a one-two but Fabio Aurelio's pass can't find his man.
Liam Lawrence bursts forward and wins a corner off the legs of Martin Skrtel.
Emiliano Insua mis-controls the ball and it goes out for a goalkick.
There is little quality to this game at the moment.
Jamie Carragher is let down by his first touch as he looks to burst forward down the right.
Andy Wilkinson replaces Abdoulaye Diagne-Faye.
Lucas Leiva is booked. Liverpool may feel agrieved that the penalty appeal was turned down.
Liverpool see a penalty appeal for a tackle on Lucas Leiva turned down.
Liam Lawrence comes on for Rory Delap.
Abdoulaye Diagne-Faye looks to have picked up a knock. Rory Delap also looks to be stretching his calf out.
Emiliano Insua's chip forward is too high for David N'Gog.
Mamady Sidibe looks to go past Sotirios Kyrgiakos but the Greek defender is equal to the challenge.
Lucas Leiva sees another shot blocked, this time by Ryan Shawcross.
Lucas Leiva's shot on the edge of the area is blocked by Abdoulaye Diagne-Faye.
Stoke have enjoyed much more possession so far in this game.
Fabio Aurelio's volley from Philipp Degen's cross deflects into the hands of Thomas Sorensen.
David N'gog's low cross is cleared away by Ryan Shawcross.
Jose Manuel Reina flaps at a long Rory Delap throw, the ball eventually going out for a goal kick.
Robert Huth slams his free kick into the Liverpool wall.
Rory Delap thumps the ball forward but it rolls out for a throw-in.
Sanli Tuncay turns sharply but is tackled by Emiliano Insua.
Matthew Etherington's floated cross is headed out for a corner by Emiliano Insua.
Referee Lee Mason gets the game underway.
Sotirios Kyrgiakos starts for Liverpool.
New signing Maximiliano Maxi Rodriguez is on the bench for Liverpool.
Javier Mascherano returns from suspension for the Reds.
Torres, Gerrad and Benayoun all miss out for Liverpool through injury.
Sanli Tuncay has proved his fitness following a hamstring problem and starts for Stoke.
Thomas Sorensen returns in goal for Stoke following a finger injury.
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