Sterling is named on the bench, with no recognised striker in the starting XI.
Steven Gerrard, starting his final game for the club, appears to be in a more advanced role, with Lucas Leiva and Joe Allen anchoring the midfield.
Mamadou Sakho returns in defence in place of Dejan Lovren.
Liverpool: Mignolet, Can, Skrtel, Sakho, Moreno, Lucas, Allen, Henderson, Gerrard, Lallana, Coutinho.
Subs: Ward, Toure, Lovren, Lambert, Sterling, Ibe, Markovic.
Stoke: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross, Muniesa, Pieters; Whelan, N’Zonzi; Arnautovic, Adam, Walters; Diouf.