Stoke City v Liverpool: Probable Starting XIs – Emre Can expected to start at right-back

Liverpool take on Stoke City at the Britannia stadium for their final Premier League game of the season.

The match will mark Steven Gerrard’s last game for the Reds before moving to the MLS.

Stoke City will be without Krkic but Liverpool have far more pressing injury concerns with José Enrique, Sakho, Flanagan and Sturridge all out injured.

Emre Can is expected to start again at right-back, the 21-year-old excelled as a member of Brendan Rodger’s back-three but he has not looked as comfortable as a full-back.

The midfielder-come-defender will make his 40th appearance if he gets to play against Stoke.

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Stoke City v Liverpool

Kick-off: 15:00 GMT

Stadium: Britannia Stadium

Referee: A Taylor

Stoke City expected starting lineup: Begovic, Cameron, Shawcross, Muniesa, Pieters, N’Zonzi, Ireland, Adam, Arnautovic, Odemwingie, Diouf

Injured: Krkic (knee, Sep)

Liverpool expected starting lineup: Mignolet, Can, Skrtel, Lovren, Moreno, Gerrard, Henderson, Lallana, Coutinho, Ibe, Lambert

Injured: José Enrique (knee), Sakho (hamstring, both Aug), Flanagan (knee), Sturridge (hip, both Oct)