Liverpool’s first Premier League encounter of 2010 takes them to Stoke City, where the two sides played out a frustrating 0-0 draw last season.
Stoke currently sit 10th in the league table, six points behind Liverpool who will be looking to close the gap on fourth placed Man City who are three places and five points above the Reds.
Glen Johnson, Martin Kelly and Nabil El Zhar are definately out injured, while Javier Mascherano returns from his four game suspension for his red card against Portsmouth last month.
Kick off is 12:45pm.
Live on Sky Sports (UK).
Referee: Lee Mason
Assistant referees: Simon Long & Mo Matadar
Fourth official: Stuart Attwell