Liverpool host Stoke City at Anfield on Saturday (Watch live, 10 a.m. ET online via Live Extra) with Brendan Rodgers’ side hoping to bag their first PL win in four matches.
The Reds drew 2-2 away at Bulgarian outfit Ludogorets on Wednesday to boost their chances of qualifying for the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League but they badly need three points in the PL after losing three-straight matches.
As for Stoke, they lost at home to Burnley last time out as inconsistency has hindered the Potters all season.
In team news Steven Gerrard has been dropped to the bench as Philippe Coutinho takes his place. Liverpool paid $136 million for Lallana, Lovren, Markovic, Moreno and Can this summer, but they were all on the bench too.
U.S. international Geoff Cameron and Bosnian goalkeeper Asmir Begovic both recovered from a sickness bug to start, while the Potters went with a 4-2-3-1 formation.
Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Enrique, Skrtel, Toure, Lucas, Allen, Henderson, Coutinho, Sterling, Lambert. Subs: Jones, Lovren, Moreno, Lallana, Gerrard, Markovic, Can
Stoke City: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters; Nzonzi, Sidwell; Arnautovic, Bojan, Walters; Diouf. Subs: Butland; Whelan, Muniesa, Adam, Ireland, Crouch, Shenton