Date:14th January 2012 at 1:48pm
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We are only a few hours away from kickoff at Anfield for the Premier League tie against Stoke. It is not going to be any easy game at all as we all know how physical Stoke are going to be. Couple with our relatively poor form at home, this is not a banker of a win for us.

But be that as it may, the lads are buzzing following the win over Manchester City. The return of Steven Gerrard to full fitness and him committing the rest of his playing career to the club has been a much welcome boost to the club.

Looking ahead to who we think will start today: Reina will be in goal, Enrique should return to the starting lineup at left-back in place of Martin Kelly, which will see Glen Johnson back to his familiar right-back slot. Agger and Skrtel will continue to the heart of the defence, although I may not be surprised if Kenny decides to play with an extra centre-back to combat the aerial threat of Stoke? That could see Carragher start at the expense of a central midfielder.

In midfield, Spearing is very much doubtful to start following his hamstring injury against Manchester City so Charlie Adam should come in for Spearing to partner Gerrard and Henderson in the middle of the park.

I see Dalglish making some chances upfront with Kuyt coming in at the expense of Bellamy with Downing continuing on the left and Andy Carroll spearheading the attack.

Some my prediction is: Reina, Enrique, Agger, Skrtel, Johnson, Adam, Henderson, Gerrard, Kuyt, Downing, Carroll.

Who do you think will start against Stoke?