Klopp singles out trio for Liverpool victory

"Maybe when I know the system we exactly want to play (against Stoke), that depends too on what the doctor tells me".

The home side were on top for much of the opening half but they had to wait until the stroke of half-time to lead. Jurgen Klopp's side will have to be at the top of their game to come away with 3 points from this match.

Liverpool hit for a pair of goals in a span of 2 1/2 minutes on Saturday, rallying from a goal down to win 2-1 over Stoke City at Bet365.com Stadium.

The absence of the Brazilian, who is ill, would compound what is already a lengthy injury list with Sadio Mané, Adam Lallana and Jordan Henderson out.

Jurgen Klopp will have to be wary of Stoke's potential from set-pieces, particularly after his side looks rattled everytime Bournemouth had a corner or free-kick in midweek. Their set-piece quality is also a direct counter to Liverpool's weakness at defending them, so Liverpool may have yet another disappointing result on the road and drop more points on Saturday night.

"It's not about thinking about the players you can't (select), it's about thinking of the players you can", Klopp said.

The 25-year-old has recorded 13 goals and five assists in the Premier League and has been essential to Liverpool's status as the division's best attack.

So, here are THREE Liverpool players who deserve a chance against Stoke this weekend... Liverpool have won six of their last seven league games against Stoke and if they manage to take three points tomorrow then it would be huge win for them heading into their final six games. But, after recovering from his latest fitness setback, he is in line for some game time having now been an unused substitute for each of Liverpool's last two games.

  • Patricia Jimenez