Sunday 16 December 2018

Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino primed for Liverpool return ahead of trip to Stoke

Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on September 25, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on September 25, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Liverpool forwards Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino are set to return for the trip to Stoke after being rested for Saturday's 1-1 draw at home to Chelsea.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Daniel Sturridge, their two replacements at the weekend, look most likely to miss out while Georginio Wijnaldum could come back into midfield at the expense of James Milner.

Emre Can has recovered from a muscular injury and will rejoin the squad but a late decision will be made on defender Dejan Lovren.

Provisional squad: Mignolet, Alexander-Arnold, Klavan, Matip, Moreno, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Coutinho, Salah, Firmino, Mane, Karius, Gomez, Robertson, Milner, Can, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lallana, Sturridge.

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