Liverpool will be hoping to reduce the deficit to table leaders Chelsea back down to 6 points when they take on Stoke City at Anfield.
It is one of the three matches for the club in the space of 10 days, as manager JurgenKlopp has been reflecting on a packed schedule in recent weeks. Liverpool are unlikely to be worried about this fixture considering that they have had plenty of time to recover. The big worries would be the home match against Manchester City followed by the way match against Sunderland in the space of three days.
It would not be surprising if Liverpool make some changes to the starting line-up in anticipation of these two tough matches. However, they are overwhelming favourites to get a victory as a result of the impressive record against Stoke City. After having managed wins from the last two league matches, Liverpool are starting to show a new dimension to their play.
Earlier, it was all about outscoring the opposition, but the club have started keeping clean sheets of late. The 1-0 win over Everton in the last match was a gritty display. It would not be surprising if more of the same is required considering that Stoke City would be lying deep.
Liverpool are backed at 1/3 in order to get a victory, and it seems like great odds considering that Stoke City have never won against Liverpool at Anfield in the Premier League. A draw is rated at 9/2, while the possibility of a Stoke victory, which seems highly unlikely, is backed at 8/1. Sadio Mane, who ended his goal drought against Everton, is one of the favourite players to score in this game. He is backed at 6/5 to score at any time. For those with a lot of bravery, they can back the £ 34 million acquisition to score at any time for 9/2.