Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho start among the substitutes for Liverpool's trip to Stoke City.
and Roberto Firmino have been named among the substitutes for Philippe Coutinho 's trip to Liverpool this afternoon. Stoke City makes three changes to the side that Jurgen Klopp drew 2-2 with Bournemouth at Anfield in midweek, switching to a 5-4-1 formation to cope with the loss of the Brazilians from his starting XI. takes the lone striker role up front, with teenagers Divock Origi and Trent Alexander-Arnold - making his first Premier League start - coming into the midfield alongside Ben Woodburn and Emre Can . Georginio Wijnaldum is also back in the side as Klopp opts for a back five, with Joel Matip , Nathaniel Clyne , Dejan Lovren and Ragnar Klavan all keeping their places in front of James Milner between the sticks. Simon Mignolet
The bench includes Firmino and Coutinho, who withdrew during the game against the Cherries after feeling unwell, as well as
, Daniel Sturridge and Lucas Leiva . Alberto Moreno
As for the hosts,
makes three alterations to the side that suffered a Mark Hughes 1-0 defeat at Burnley in midweek - their third straight loss in the league.
, who missed the loss to the Clarets due to a concussion, returns to partner Jonathan Walters up front in an expected 4-4-2 formation, while Saido Berahino makes a return after two months on the sidelines through injury. Xherdan Shaqiri
The Swiss international comes into the midfield alongside
, Geoff Cameron and Marko Arnautovic - facing his former club - as Joe Allen and Mame Biram Diouf drop to the bench. Charlie Adam drops down to the backline while Erik Pieters comes in for Glen Johnson alongside Ryan Shawcross and Marc Muniesa ahead of Bruno Martins Indi in goal. Lee Grant Stoke City: Grant; Johnson, Shawcross, Martins Indi, Pieters; Shaqiri, Allen, Cameron, Arnautovic; Walters, Berahino Subs: Give, Muniesa, Whelan, Adam, Diouf, Crouch, Ramadan Liverpool: Mignolet; Clyne, Lovren, Klavan, Matip, Milner; Can, Wijnaldum, Alexander-Arnold, Woodburn; Origi Subs: Karius, Moreno, Grujic, Sturridge, Firmino, Lucas, Coutinho
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