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Clearance by Martin Skrtel.
The referee ends the match.
Martin Skrtel restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Charlie Adam on Raheem Sterling, free kick awarded.
Luis Suarez has an effort at goal. Jack Butland fumbles the ball.
Header by Peter Crouch strikes the woodwork.
Leiva Lucas makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Shawcross by Luis Suarez.
Daniel Sturridge scores a left footed goal. Stoke 3-5 Liverpool.
Daniel Sturridge takes a shot. Jack Butland parries the ball but the danger is not over.
Header at goal by Peter Crouch goes right of the post.
Clearance made by Jordan Henderson.
The ball is sent over by Stephen Ireland.
Jonathan Walters slots the ball left footed into the goal. Stoke 3-4 Liverpool.Marko Arnautovic provided the assist for the goal.
Martin Skrtel makes a clearance.
Peter Crouch crosses the ball.
Unfair challenge on Geoff Cameron by Aly Cissokho results in a free kick.
Stephen Ireland replaces Steven Nzonzi.
Erik Pieters makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Charlie Adam from the left by-line.
Erik Pieters produces a cross.
Raheem Sterling sends in a cross.
Shot by Charlie Adam. Steven Gerrard gets a block in.
Clearance by Aly Cissokho.
Marko Arnautovic sends in a cross.
Marc Wilson manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken by Steven Gerrard.
Luis Suarez grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Stoke 2-4 Liverpool.The assist for the goal came from Daniel Sturridge.
The ball is sent over by Marko Arnautovic.
Martin Skrtel manages to make a clearance.
Shot by Steven Nzonzi went wide right of the net.
Raheem Sterling takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Jack Butland safely holds on.
Aly Cissokho produces a cross.
Erik Pieters challenges Raheem Sterling unfairly and gives away a free kick.
(Liverpool) makes a substitution, with Daniel Sturridge coming on for Phillippe Coutinho.
Phillippe Coutinho takes a shot. Jack Butland blocks the ball.
Clearance by Ryan Shawcross.
Erik Pieters manages to make a clearance.
Geoff Cameron produces a cross.
Steven Gerrard takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Luis Suarez by Ryan Shawcross results in a free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Raheem Sterling on Peter Crouch.
Jordan Henderson takes a shot and cleared the net.
Corner taken by Phillippe Coutinho from the right by-line.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Phillippe Coutinho by Marko Arnautovic.
Marc Wilson concedes a free kick for a foul on Luis Suarez.
Clearance by Marc Wilson.
Shot by Marko Arnautovic. Luis Suarez gets a block in.
Charlie Adam produces a cross.
Aly Cissokho challenges Charlie Adam unfairly and gives away a free kick.
The ball is crossed by Geoff Cameron.
Penalty scored by Steven Gerrard. Stoke 2-3 Liverpool.
Raheem Sterling fouled by Marc Wilson, the ref awards a Penalty.
The referee gets the second half underway.
Raheem Sterling manages to make a clearance.
Raheem Sterling makes a clearance.
Erik Pieters crosses the ball.
The ref blows to signal half-time.
The ball is delivered by Marko Arnautovic.
Jonathan Walters sends in a cross.
Raheem Sterling challenges Marko Arnautovic unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Aly Cissokho makes a clearance.
Charlie Adam slots the ball left footed into the goal. Stoke 2-2 Liverpool.
Phillippe Coutinho takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Jack Butland parries the ball away.
Peter Crouch scores a headed goal. Stoke 1-2 Liverpool.Assist on the goal came from Marko Arnautovic.
Ryan Shawcross manages to make a clearance.
Charlie Adam crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Aly Cissokho gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Walters.
Kolo Toure makes a clearance.
Shot comes in from Luis Suarez from the free kick that goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Marko Arnautovic challenges Raheem Sterling unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Geoff Cameron manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken by Charlie Adam.
Headed chance falls to Peter Crouch. Kolo Toure gets a block in.
Jonathan Walters produces a cross.
Marko Arnautovic has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.
Corner taken by Charlie Adam from the right by-line.
Shot by Phillippe Coutinho went over the bar.
Jonathan Walters delivers the ball.
Geoff Cameron crosses the ball.
Charlie Adam restarts play with the free kick.
Steven Gerrard challenges Jonathan Walters unfairly and gives away a free kick.
A cross is delivered by Luis Suarez.
Foul by Jonathan Walters on Leiva Lucas, free kick awarded.
Simon Mignolet takes the free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Geoff Cameron.
Free kick crossed by Charlie Adam.
Kolo Toure gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Peter Crouch.
Free kick crossed by Steven Gerrard.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Glen Johnson by Erik Pieters.
Ryan Shawcross concedes a free kick for a foul on Luis Suarez.
Ryan Shawcross concedes an unfortunate own goal. Stoke 0-1 Liverpool.
Aly Cissokho has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.
The referee gets the match started.
Butland set to retain Stoke place
Goalkeeper Jack Butland could make his first Barclays Premier League start for Stoke against Liverpool on Sunday, though Thomas Sorensen is back in training.
With Asmir Begovic having broken a finger, Butland came off the bench to replace Sorensen (Achilles) against Everton and started the FA Cup third-round win over Leicester.
Robert Huth (knee) also trained with the first team this week but may not be ready, and Andy Wilkinson (heel) remains sidelined.
Moroccan international Oussama Assaidi is ineligible but insists he will be backing Stoke all the way when they take on his parent club.
Assaidi is not eligible for the game due to restrictions governing the use of loan players but says he is in no doubt over who to support from the sidelines.
Assaidi said: "I would love to be involved in the game, but through rules and regulations that isn't possible unfortunately.
"I want Stoke City to win the game of course, because this is where I am playing my football at the moment, and for as long as I am here I will want us to win every game we play."
Daniel Sturridge is set to return to the Liverpool squad after seven weeks on the sidelines with an ankle sprain.
The England striker returned to full training this week having not featured in a matchday squad since the Merseyside derby on November 23.
Centre-back Daniel Agger has been ruled out for three to four weeks with a calf strain, but Mamadou Sakho is back after a hamstring injury.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard admits the thought of winning the Premier League title is a scary one as he is unsure what his reaction would be but he believes the achievement would undoubtedly top his Champions League-winning heroics.
The 33-year-old midfielder is excited by the prospect of this season being his best chance to win the only domestic honour which has eluded him in a glittering career.
Liverpool were top on Christmas Day and the last team not to win the title having held that position were the Reds in 2008 but they are fourth heading into the weekend and Gerrard has high hopes.
"This is probably my best chance to surprise this country and countries throughout the world to maybe nick the Premier League," he told Sky Sports.
"Sitting here in the middle of January I have a fantastic chance of having a right good crack and getting involved in a title race.
"I've finished second on a couple of occasions but we've never come really close.
"If we perform like we have done over the last couple of months we can get involved in the title race so that is very exciting.
"It scares me in a way because I don't know how I'd handle myself.
"When I won the Champions League (in 2005) the week after that talk about being on cloud nine or over the moon - all the cliches - it was better than that.
"If I could add a Premier League title to my collection it would mean the world to me, it would probably be the best day of my life besides my kids being born.
"I think it would top the Champions League because it is the one I haven't got."
"Who will win the PL title this season - 2013/14?"
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