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Luis Suarez has a shot on goal from long range that goes wide left.
The official flags Joe Cole offside. Asmir Begovic restarts play with the free kick.
Steven Gerrard takes a shot. Asmir Begovic makes a save.
Foul by Dean Whitehead on Sanchez Jose Enrique, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jonjo Shelvey.
Glenn Whelan concedes a free kick for a foul on Luis Suarez. The referee cautions Glenn Whelan for unsporting behaviour. Luis Suarez shoots direct from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Sanchez Jose Enrique on Steven Nzonzi. Glenn Whelan takes the free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Jonjo Shelvey. Ryan Shotton joins the action as a substitute, replacing Matthew Etherington. Asmir Begovic takes the free kick.
Steven Gerrard takes a shot. Blocked by Robert Huth.
Outswinging corner taken by Luis Suarez, clearance by Geoff Cameron.
Peter Crouch comes on in place of Kenwyne Jones.
Joe Cole replaces Stewart Downing.
Andy Wilkinson takes a shot. Martin Skrtel gets a block in.
Jonjo Shelvey concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Nzonzi. Ryan Shawcross takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Glenn Whelan from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Steven Gerrard.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Dean Whitehead on Jose Reina. Jose Reina takes the direct free kick.
The official flags Luis Suarez offside. (Stoke) makes a substitution, with Dean Whitehead coming on for Michael Kightly. Asmir Begovic restarts play with the free kick.
Luis Suarez takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Shawcross.
Foul by Ryan Shawcross on Stewart Downing, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Stewart Downing, clearance by Andy Wilkinson.
Handball decision goes against Jordan Henderson. Asmir Begovic takes the free kick.
Raheem Sterling fouled by Geoff Cameron, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Steven Gerrard, save by Asmir Begovic.
Luis Suarez concedes a free kick for a foul on Asmir Begovic. Booking for Luis Suarez. Free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.
Jordan Henderson comes on in place of Leiva Lucas.
Kenwyne Jones gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Agger. Direct free kick taken by Martin Skrtel.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Michael Kightly. Glen Johnson takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Stewart Downing from the right by-line, Robert Huth makes a clearance.
Corner taken left-footed by Stewart Downing from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Jonathan Walters.
Effort on goal by Kenwyne Jones from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.
Sanchez Jose Enrique fouled by Michael Kightly, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jose Reina.
Corner taken by Steven Gerrard from the left by-line, Glen Johnson produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.
Goal scored by Jonathan Walters from inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Stoke 3-1 Liverpool.The assist for the goal came from Kenwyne Jones.
Shot from close range by Luis Suarez misses to the left of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Matthew Etherington on Stewart Downing. Glen Johnson restarts play with the free kick.
Jesus Fernandez Saez goes off and Raheem Sterling comes on.
Matthew Etherington takes a shot. Save made by Jose Reina.
Jonjo Shelvey takes a shot. Asmir Begovic makes a comfortable save.
Corner taken right-footed by Steven Gerrard from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Glenn Whelan.
Steven Gerrard has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.
Corner taken by Stewart Downing, save by Asmir Begovic.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Wilkinson by Jesus Fernandez Saez. Asmir Begovic takes the direct free kick.
Luis Suarez takes a shot. Asmir Begovic makes a save.
Inswinging corner taken by Steven Gerrard from the left by-line, clearance made by Matthew Etherington.
Luis Suarez decides to take the corner short.
Foul by Luis Suarez on Robert Huth, free kick awarded. Robert Huth restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Glenn Whelan from the left by-line.
Effort from inside the area by Luis Suarez misses to the left of the target.
Steven Gerrard has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Etherington from the right by-line, save made by Jose Reina.
Matthew Etherington takes a shot. Jose Reina makes a fantastic save.
Jonathan Walters challenges Daniel Agger unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jose Reina takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Glenn Whelan played to the near post, Kenwyne Jones finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Stoke 2-1 Liverpool.Glenn Whelan provided the assist for the goal.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Glen Johnson. Asmir Begovic takes the indirect free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Glenn Whelan from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Jonjo Shelvey.
A goal is scored by Jonathan Walters from inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Stoke 1-1 Liverpool.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leiva Lucas by Geoff Cameron. Geoff Cameron goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Daniel Agger takes the free kick.
The referee shows Ryan Shawcross a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Luis Suarez fouled by Ryan Shawcross, the ref awards a Penalty. Steven Gerrard scores a placed penalty. Stoke 0-1 Liverpool.Assist on the goal came from Luis Suarez.
Owen in contention for Stoke return
Stoke striker Michael Owen could make his first-team comeback against his old club when Liverpool visit the Britannia Stadium on Boxing Day.
Owen, who has not played for the Potters since October 27 due a hamstring problem, has been working on his fitness and may be ready to feature in the 7.45pm Barclays Premier League kick-off.
Owen has plenty of happy memories from his time at Liverpool, but does not look back too fondly on the occasions he has played against them.
The former England international enjoyed the most prolific days of his career at Liverpool, where he came through the youth ranks.
Since leaving the Reds in 2004 though, he has failed to score a single goal against them and Owen admits he has rarely had much fun when being on the opposing team.
The 33-year-old will be hoping the trend changes when the Potters host Liverpool.
Owen - who departed Anfield for Real Madrid and moved on to Newcastle and Manchester United before joining Stoke this season - told Independent Sports News: "It is a strange feeling really playing against your old club, especially one where you were there for around 15 years.
"Liverpool are a big part of my life and career and I had some of the best times of my life at the club.
"So certainly I have happy memories. I have not been so happy playing against them since; I have never scored and not particularly enjoyed it."
It remains to be seen whether or not another former Red, midfielder Charlie Adam, will be involved after he missed Saturday's 0-0 draw at Tottenham having been granted compassionate leave following the death of his father.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has no new injury problems.
Winger Raheem Sterling may come back into the side having been rested for the victory over Fulham.
Midfielder Joe Allen, however, may remain on the bench as Rodgers said they were managing a pelvic problem with the Wales international.
Winger Stewart Downing is set to play again and admits Rodgers telling him he could leave provided a "kick up the backside".
He insists he never wanted to move on but the message from the Northern Irishman meant he had to start seriously considering he may not have a future at Anfield.
Downing was left confused and surprised by his continued absence from the first team - hinting that the decision had not been made on football grounds.
"I wanted to stay, I didn't want to leave but it was out of my hands," said the 28-year-old.
"I was out of the team and frustrated and I said if something big came up I'd look at it.
"We had that conversation and, to be honest, I thought I was on my way in January.
"I was a little bit surprised when he (Rodgers) said I could go. "He came in and was pleased with me at the start and then all of a sudden things changed quickly and I could go.
"I don't know who makes that decision but one minute I was being told I was doing well and the next I was told I could go. It was a bit confusing.
"But it is a kick up the backside. I then had nothing to lose as I was going.
"If it was a gee-up for me then maybe it's worked because the performances are coming now."
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