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Marc Wilson is brought on as a substitute for Matthew Etherington.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Leiva Lucas on Matthew Etherington. Leiva Lucas sent from the field by the ref for second bookable offence. Free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.
Goal scored by Kenwyne Jones from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Stoke 2-0 Liverpool.Jermaine Pennant provided the assist for the goal.
Jonathan Walters produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.
Foul by Ryan Shawcross on David Ngog, free kick awarded. Jonathan Walters replaces Ricardo Fuller. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Paul Konchesky.
Unfair challenge on David Ngog by Ryan Shawcross results in a free kick. Jonathan Walters comes on in place of Ricardo Fuller. Paul Konchesky takes the free kick.
Ricardo Fuller concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Gerrard. Booking for Ricardo Fuller for unsporting behaviour. Steven Gerrard restarts play with the free kick.
Steven Gerrard has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Blocked by Kenwyne Jones.
Martin Skrtel challenges Kenwyne Jones unfairly and gives away a free kick. Martin Skrtel receives a caution. Dean Whitehead takes the direct free kick. Drilled shot by Matthew Etherington.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Leiva Lucas on Jermaine Pennant. Direct free kick taken by Dean Whitehead.
Shot from long range by Ryan Babel goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Ryan Babel replaces Rodriguez Maxi.
Outswinging corner taken by Steven Gerrard from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Kenwyne Jones.
Jermaine Pennant fouled by Paul Konchesky, the ref awards a free kick. Matthew Etherington crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, save made by Jose Reina.
(Liverpool) makes a substitution, with David Ngog coming on for Raul Meireles.
Foul by Ricardo Fuller on Steven Gerrard, free kick awarded. The ball is sent over by Steven Gerrard, Effort from deep inside the area by Martin Skrtel misses to the left of the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rodriguez Maxi by Jermaine Pennant. Leiva Lucas takes the direct free kick.
Rodriguez Maxi takes a shot. Save by Asmir Begovic.
Foul by Andy Wilkinson on Rodriguez Maxi, free kick awarded. Paul Konchesky restarts play with the free kick.
Kenwyne Jones produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.
Shot from 20 yards from Rory Delap. Blocked by Jamie Carragher. Jermaine Pennant takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Paul Konchesky manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fernando Torres by Robert Huth. Free kick crossed right-footed by Steven Gerrard from left wing.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Leiva Lucas on Ricardo Fuller. Leiva Lucas goes into the book. Free kick taken by Danny Collins.
Steven Gerrard takes a shot. Danny Collins gets a block in.
Ricardo Fuller finds the back of the net with a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Stoke 1-0 Liverpool.
Danny Collins goes into the referee's book.
Robert Huth concedes a free kick for a foul on Jose Reina. Jose Reina restarts play with the free kick.
Fernando Torres fouled by Andy Wilkinson, the ref awards a free kick. Steven Gerrard takes the free kick.
Andy Wilkinson takes a shot. Martin Skrtel gets a block in.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jermaine Pennant.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Pennant by Fernando Torres. Fernando Torres booked. Matthew Etherington restarts play with the free kick.
Steven Gerrard has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide left of the goal.
Kenwyne Jones takes a shot. Jose Reina makes a save.
Matthew Etherington takes a shot. Jamie Carragher gets a block in. Jermaine Pennant takes the inswinging corner, Robert Huth gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jose Reina. Free kick taken by Jose Reina.
Dean Whitehead gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dirk Kuyt. Leiva Lucas takes the direct free kick.
Raul Meireles takes a shot. Blocked by Danny Collins. Shot by Raul Meireles. Save made by Asmir Begovic.
Drilled right-footed shot by Steven Gerrard. Save made by Asmir Begovic. Corner taken by Steven Gerrard from the left by-line.
Leiva Lucas challenges Matthew Etherington unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Shawcross.
Ryan Shawcross is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Jose Reina.
Dirk Kuyt concedes a free kick for a foul on Rory Delap. Dean Whitehead takes the free kick.
Martin Skrtel fouled by Robert Huth, the ref awards a free kick. Jose Reina takes the direct free kick.
Martin Skrtel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ricardo Fuller. Direct free kick taken by Dean Whitehead.
Robert Huth takes a shot. Blocked by Kenwyne Jones.
Outswinging corner taken by Steven Gerrard from the right by-line.
Shot from just outside the penalty area by Dean Whitehead misses to the left of the target.
Jermaine Pennant fouled by Rodriguez Maxi, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Shawcross takes the free kick.
Shot by Dean Whitehead. Save made by Jose Reina. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jermaine Pennant, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Kenwyne Jones misses to the right of the target.
Unfair challenge on Rodriguez Maxi by Jermaine Pennant results in a free kick. Leiva Lucas takes the free kick.
Shot by Ricardo Fuller from outside the box goes high over the target.
Ricardo Fuller challenges Leiva Lucas unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Carragher.
Ricardo Fuller challenges Rodriguez Maxi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jose Reina.
The game restarts for the second half.
The final whistle is blown by the referee.
The referee starts the match.
The players leave the pitch at half time.
Pennant keen to make his Reds mark - Pulis
Stoke manager Tony Pulis expects Jermaine Pennant to go full throttle against former club Liverpool.
The winger is hoping to secure a permanent deal at the Britannia Stadium having joined on a season-long loan from Real Zaragoza.
The 27-year-old has yet to complete 90 minutes for the Potters but impressed on his return to the starting line-up in Tuesday's Barclays Premier League win over another of his old clubs in Birmingham.
Pulis now wants him to maintain that form as he comes up against the club that released him last year.
"Jermaine has done smashing," Pulis said. "His fitness levels have been a little bit low but he has been playing abroad and maybe not working as hard as some of our players work.
"But I thought on Tuesday he was absolutely brilliant. We're hoping he continues and I am sure he will be looking forward to this game immensely.
"We're hoping he puts in a similar performance - if selected."
Pennant spent time on loan at Portsmouth after being frozen out by former Anfield boss Rafael Benitez and joined Zaragoza in the summer of 2009.
Pennant left Britannia Stadium field on Tuesday with Stoke seemingly cruising to victory at 2-0.
But the Potters were made to battle as Blues battled back to 2-2 with a quickfire double.
It was left to Dean Whitehead to settle home nerves five minutes from time with a winner that ensured Stoke would finally end their losing run."
Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross is back in contention after serving a suspension.
Pulis will assess Ricardo Fuller having hinted the striker, only recently returned from a shoulder injury, could be rested.
Tuncay, who was rested on Tuesday, is in the squad while the Potters have no other major injury concerns ahead of the game at the Britannia Stadium.
Liverpool goalkeeper Jose Reina was happy to commit himself to the club after being impressed by owner John Henry's vision of the future.
However, New England Sports Ventures are going to have to back up some of their pledges with firm action in the coming months if they are to avoid to further speculation about their players being unhappy.
Reina, who has been the subject of rumours since the summer, flatly dismissed claims he had asked manager Roy Hodgson to leave.
The 28-year-old insisted he was fully committed to the six-year contract he signed at the back end of last season.
"Our new owner met me and some of the other players last week and I was very happy with what he told me," said the Spain international.
"The entire squad and staff are working very hard to get us back competing at the top of the table. We will not be distracted by inaccurate media speculation."
On his own position Reina added: "I have not told the manager that I wish to leave in January or at any time.
"I have seen a newspaper has made this suggestion. It is completely untrue.
"It is important our fans know this. I have a long-term contract at the club and am fully committed to the club."
Having put the speculation to bed Reina will take his place between the posts for the Barclays Premier League clash against Stoke at the Britannia Stadium.
And while he can now fully focus on the game, Hodgson has to work out a way of curing their appalling away form after insisting there is no "no magical solution".
Wednesday's 1-1 draw at Wigan - coming after three successive Barclays Premier League victories - means the Reds have taken just five points from six matches on the road.
In fact, Liverpool's win at Bolton at the end of last month was the first since they beat relegated Burnley at Turf Moor in April and was only their third in 11 months.
Next up is Stoke at the Britannia Stadium, traditionally a fortress for the Potters, on Saturday and Hodgson knows his side cannot afford another lacklustre display like the one in midweek.
"If you are not playing well there is no magical solution to that," said the 63-year-old.
"You build up solutions to picking up points on the road by playing well.
"You have to go to Stoke and try to deal with the problems they cause you.
"We've taken a point at Birmingham, won at Bolton and taken a point at Wigan so it is not that catastrophic."
Having been without six key players at Wigan - defenders Sotirios Kyrgiakos (tonsillitis), Daniel Agger (calf), Fabio Aurelio (Achilles) and Glen Johnson (groin) and midfielders Joe Cole (hamstring) and Ryan Babel (ribs) and back-up goalkeeper Brad Jones - Hodgson lost Raul Meireles to sickness at half-time.
Stoke halt Liverpool's mini-revival
Liverpool's stuttering mini-revival petered out in dismal fashion as they lost 2-0 to Stoke at the Britannia Stadium.
A six-match unbeaten run came to end as they were outfought, outplayed and outmanoeuvred by Tony Pulis' side.
Ricardo Fuller opened the scoring just after half-time and Kenwyne Jones completed a comprehensive victory in the final minute before Lucas Leiva was sent off for a second bookable offence.
The Potters were more than worth their win against a team who appear to have lost their way as quickly as they found it.
They have won away from home only once this season and only three times since last November.
Their first 45 minutes appeared to be a direct continuation of the second half at Wigan, where they had found themselves under almost constant pressure and were lucky to come away with a draw.
Only the returning Sotirios Kyrgiakos had not played in the previous two matches so there may have been an element of fatigue, especially as Stoke played a day earlier on Tuesday.
But no team in the Premier League, let alone a club like Liverpool, can expect to use that as an excuse for an abject and disjointed first-half display.
Roy Hodgson's side appeared unprepared and unable to deal with their hosts' brash, energetic approach which allowed them to dominate the game from first to last.
Stoke were appealing unsuccessfully for a penalty in only the second minute when Maxi Rodriguez leant heavily on Ricardo Fuller as they challenged for Rory Delap's long throw.
It was a sign of things to come as the visitors found themselves being forced back, looking worrying susceptible to Delap's trademark set-piece.
Midfielder Dean Whitehead benefited from weak headed clearances to fire in a low shot which Jose Reina turned around a post and then drill a similar 30-yard effort just past the angle of upright and crossbar.
Jones and former Reds winger Jermaine Pennant also had chances before Steven Gerrard registered Liverpool's first shot in the 29th minute, forcing Asmir Begovic to tip the low effort behind, although the goalkeeper dealt more comfortably with Raul Meireles strike from the resulting corner.
It was a brief retort which was soon forgotten when Jones rounded Paul Konchesky to cross low into the six-yard box, forcing Jamie Carragher to dive in front of Matthew Etherington to prevent the opening goal.
Less than two minutes into the second half Fernando Torres, who had been anonymous previously, was booked for tackling Pennant from behind.
But the real threat was still coming from Delap and Liverpool's inability to cope with his party trick finally cost them in the 56th minute.
A scramble saw the ball break to Etherington at the far post and his cross-shot bounced back off Konchesky to Fuller, whose had his first effort blocked but stabbed home the second from close range.
Despite the stereotype, it was Stoke's first goal from a Delap party-piece in 23 league matches.
Jones almost made it two when Martin Skrtel mistimed his jump but his left-footed effort beat both Reina and the far post.
Liverpool, as they did in the first half, had two chances in quick succession with Rodriguez shooting straight at Begovic from Dirk Kuyt's cut-back and Skrtel firing wide from Kyrgiakos' knockdown of Gerrard's free-kick.
David Ngog and Ryan Babel replaced Meireles and Rodriguez but with Liverpool still unable to gain decent possession of the ball it made little difference they effectively had four strikers on the pitch.
Their embarrassment was completed in the 90th minute when Gerrard gave the ball away and Jones was able to skip past Skrtel to fire home.
The dismissal of Lucas just compounded matters.
In terms of territory and control Liverpool have now lost the last five halves they have played in.
The 45 minutes prior to that had been the electrifying first-half display against Chelsea but team now appear to be on a downward spiral again.
It is a descent Hodgson has to arrest quickly. He left the Britannia Stadium with chants of "Dalglish" - a reference to former player and manager Kenny - ringing in his ears.
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