POSSIBLE LIVERPOOL TEAM V STOKE: GERRARD RESTED

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After Wednesday’s draw with Ludogorets, Brendan Rodgers may decide to persist with the tactic of deploying Lucas Leiva in a defensive role against Stoke on Saturday.

The Brazilian, often overlooked by the Manager, turned in a creditable display in Sofia by offering dominance in midfield and he prevented many attacking moves by the Bulgarians.

It may also prove to be the ideal opportunity to give Captain Steven Gerrard a rest from action for a game to recharge his ageing batteries for the many games ahead.

         POSSIBLE LIVERPOOL TEAM V STOKE CITY

Liverpool v Stoke

Lets hope for a much-needed win in the Premier League against a tricky opponent in Mark Hughes’s Stoke.